MMath Computing Mathematics

This specialist MMath course is an enhanced undergraduate degree lasting four years (or five with an optional year in industry) that combines modules from the BSc (Hons) Computing Mathematics degree with Masters’ level material and exposes you to a greater volume of mathematics and at a greater depth compared to the three year degree. Studying on the MMath (Hons) Computer Mathematics course also removes the need to source further funding to study a Masters-level qualification.

Major corporations, government agencies, research establishments and financial companies all recruit well-trained mathematicians. While there can be intense competition for these jobs, the most successful applicants are those who demonstrate a wide and deep knowledge of mathematics, such as that obtained on this specialist Computing Maths course. The MMath Computing Mathematics course has been accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications the professional society for qualified and practising mathematicians. This means that on graduation, you will be one step closer to achieving chartered status.

UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
GG20 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
GG20 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Your studies will explore the methods of modern applied mathematics, with an emphasis on how they can be used in computing.

You’ll gain a solid grounding in mathematics in the first year, built initially on material you encountered in core modules at A-level. You’ll also develop expertise in a number of relevant, industry-standard computer packages and programming techniques.

From the second year onwards, you can specialise in areas of mathematics and computing that match your interests and career goals, such as computer graphics, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, operational research, and cryptography. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a project in computing mathematics under the supervision of a lecturer. You’ll also develop specialist skills through a mixture of mathematics and computer science modules, designed with your employment prospects in mind.

In the fourth year of the MMath degree you can study further modules that are closely related to the research interests of staff and are in areas that many of our recent graduates have found employment. You can also undertake a large project under the close guidance of a lecturer, further exposing you to current mathematical techniques and concepts. This means you will stand out from the crowd when making job applications.


Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.


You will spend 18 hours each week in a mixture of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratories, as well as approximately another 18 hours each week doing exercises based on lecture content.

340 points, eg, AAB at A-level. Must include A-level Mathematics at grade B or above and an informal interview. Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English language.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International:  £11900 

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12300 

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

With your wide range of skills, including problem solving and logical thinking, you’ll be prepared for a career in many different areas. Typical job roles include mathematical programmer, software developer, systems analyst and many more. The course is also suitable for those wishing to teach maths, undertake research, or pursue further study in computing mathematics.

As part of this Computing Maths course you’ll also have the chance to complete a work placement after your second year. This optional year in industry or commerce is a chance to put your skills into practice and understand the workplace, which should help with your grades following your placement. Plus, this experience will look great on your CV and make you more attractive to employers.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.