The programme gives students a foundation in all branches of Mathematics, for example: algebra, analysis, statistics, geometry, probability and mathematical methods. The Computer Science element is designed to provide an efficient and well-balanced introduction to the whole practical field, and therefore includes topics in programming and computer systems.
For more about the departments contributing to this combined programme, follow the department contact links.
ABOUT THE Department of Informatics
The Careers Service and the Department of Informatics run an 18 week Careers programme for Informatics students which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a range of organisations including banking, finance, management, and the major software houses, where they work mainly on analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software applications and systems. Many of our graduates alternatively choose further study. Recent graduates have found employment as…. • Analyst Programmer, Airbus • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg • Financial Software Developer, goldman sachs • Information Security Consultant, Merrill lynch • Software Developer, Bank of America • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle • IT Consultant, Detica • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing group • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Inovia
Our department has a reputation for good teaching in a friendly environment. We use a mix of teaching styles including traditional lectures, small and large tutorial groups, practical laboratories, individual and group projects, and provide opportunities to speak to staff on a one-to-one basis. We have an active research programme that we bring to bear on our teaching, exposing all students in the final years of their courses to the latest issues in the field.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
All programmes include flexible choices for you to follow your interests, usually in the final year. Single honours students also undertake a supervised project in their final year. Assessment is made using a mix of conventional examinations, coursework, presentations, and laboratory exercises.
You will have access to over 170 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several laboratories for the exclusive use of the department. The King’s Computing Society organises social and other activities, and first years are allocated "Buddy" students from other years to help you settle in.
The Department of Informatics is the new name for the Department of Computer Science. The relaunched Department includes the addition of research groups in two new areas (Robotics and Telecommunications), in addition to the three Computer Science groups of Agents & Intelligent Systems, Bioinformatics & Algorithm Design, and Software Modelling & Applied Logic. The titles of the undergraduate degree programmes remain unchanged, but the selection of available optional taught course modules is likely to expand even further to reflect the range of research interests in the restructured department. All years of our programmes are kept under constant review and we reserve the right to change and improve them at any time.
ABOUT THE Department of Mathematics
A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Many mathematics graduates become statisticians, actuaries, scientists, accountants, and so on. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences or the City. Opportunities also exist in teaching, and there is a real demand for graduates in this area. Recent graduates have found employment as: • Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte • Graduates in the Fashion Industry scheme, lyle and scott • Teacher, Harris Academy • Accounting Associate, Ernst & Young • Financial Analyst, GE Healthcare • Mathematical Developer, Oakham • Audit Assistant, KPMG • Finance Assistant, Eden Finance • Management Consultant, Pricewaterhousecoopers • Project Assistant, HSBC • Qualify Management Technician, Pacific life Insurance • Systems Analyst, QBE
Teaching is predominantly by lectures, supplemented with tutorials and problem classes. Mathematics is not a spectator sport: to become a competent mathematician you must have a go at solving problems. Lecturers provide problem sheets, and if a problem defeats you, we hope and expect that you will ask for help.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Our students are assessed using a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the module.
The central location of our department gives easy access to major libraries and many leading societies including the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Society.
King’s College London has a Study Abroad programme and UG Mathematics students are eligible to apply for this. Further details can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/international/abroad/prospective/sa/