This MEng is aimed at a small cohort of students with strong mathematical ability. The programme focuses on theoretical computer science and equips students with the ability to model complex systems, and represent, manipulate, and analyse the vast amounts of data and knowledge required to solve massively complex problems.
The course covers a wide range of mathematical topics that underpin the analysis of computational systems including logic, discrete mathematics, information theory, probability and statistics. The mathematical content covered in this programme is deeper and more substantial than on our other computer science programmes.
Students on the 1st year of their programme take 8 compulsory modules (each with a credit value of 0.5).
Students on the 2nd year of their programme take 7 compulsory modules (with an overall credit value of 3.5) and 0.5 elective credits.
Students in year 2 of their programme have 0.5 credits as an elective, which can be chosen from all level 5 undergraduate credits, from across UCL.
Students in the 3rd year of their programme are required to undertake 3 core modules, for a total of 1.5 credits.
Students must choose between 2.0 and 2.5 credits from optional modules.
Students in year 3 of their programme have 0.5 credits as an elective, which can be chosen from all level 6 undergraduate credits, from across UCL.
Students in the 4th year of their programme are required to undertake 1 core module, the Individual Project, for a total of 1 credit.
Students must choose 3.0 credits from optional modules.
Subjects Mathematics with A* required and Further Mathematics preferred
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK based students, a grade C or equivalent
in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.
UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details can be found at:at:www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- English Language Requirements
Subjects A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score below 5.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
UK/EU Fees: £9,000 (2016/17)
Overseas Fees: £22,380 (2016/17)
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarship and Funding website.
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Average starting salary £31,120
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) using the course code G430. Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
Application deadline: 15 January 2017