School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences


Can I change from a BSc course to BSc course with Industry during my first year?

Yes, you can. We may consider your entry grades, or we may ask you to gain a suitable mark at the end of your first year, but otherwise moving to a degree with a Year in Industry is very straight-forward.

What kind of accommodation is available to students?

The University offers a variety of accommodation options, including student halls and purpose-built residences. Learn more about the accommodation available.

How does the University support students' career development?

The University offers a global network of 200,000 alumni, a diverse range of employer partners, and expert advice and support to help students take charge of their career development. Learn more about our Career Development Service.

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Can I do a placement year (Year in Industry) or study abroad?

Yes, there is an optional Year in Industry or option to study abroad, taken after the second year of the course. You complete your degree during your fourth year. You need to be registered on the “with a …" degrees, which you can apply for through UCAS.

Can I choose to do a placement year (Year in Industry) after I arrive?

Yes, you may choose to do this after you arrive at Leicester. You would formally change degree from Computer Science to Computer Science with a Year in Industry. This may be dependent on your entry qualifications and/or your first years results.

What is the typical offer for the BSc Comp Sci and Software Engineering?

A level results of ABB, BTEC D*D*D. Other qualifications are accepted.

If I miss a grade at A level, or equivalent points, will I still be awarded a place?

If most applicants achieve their offer, then there is a small possibility you will not. However, most likely, you will be successful if Leicester was your first choice.

Creative Computing

What is the typical offer for the BSc in Creative Computing?

The typical offer for the BSc in Creative Computing is BBB.

What kind of facilities are available for the course?

Students will have access to computing facilities, the Makerspace lab and the Digital Culture Studio.

What types of projects are included in the course?

The course includes group projects, individual projects, and collaborative projects that enable students to work on real-world situations or with external partners.

Can I do a placement or study abroad during my course?

Yes, there is an optional Year in Industry or option to study abroad after the second year of the course.

What kind of job opportunities are available for BSc Creative Computing graduates?

BSc Creative Computing graduates have a wide range of job opportunities, including:

  • App developer
  • Big data delivery lead
  • Creative developer
  • Data visualisation designer
  • Digital content creator/strategist
  • Digital and data analyst
  • Front-end developer
  • Interaction designer
  • AI application developer
  • Software engineer
  • VR/AR application developer
  • UX manager web designer

How can BSc Creative Computing graduates contribute to the industry?

BSc Creative Computing graduates have a unique combination of creative flair, technical skills, and business acumen that makes them well-suited to flourish in the digital economy. They are curious, flexible, and adaptable individuals with the ability to start their own businesses or work within larger companies.

Can BSc Creative Computing graduates work in multiple industries?

Yes, BSc Creative Computing graduates have the skillset to work in a wide range of industries, such as technology, media, gaming, software development, and more.

Mathematics and Actuarial Science

What is the typical offer for the BSc Mathematics (all programmes)?

The typical offer for all programmes in Mathematics is ABB.

How many students are there on the course?

We expect to take approximately 100 undergraduates in first year Mathematics across all programmes starting in Autumn 2024.

Are the courses offered accredited by the IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)?

Our courses are currently under review for accreditation through the IMA.

What career opportunities are there for Mathematics graduates?

Mathematics is a highly sought after degree by several employers. Some example job areas include:

  • Finance
  • Actuarial industries
  • Accountancy
  • Business intelligence and analysis
  • Data science and analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Software engineering
  • Education and teaching
  • Scientific research
  • Management consultancy
  • IT services
  • Robotics
  • Cryptography and security

Our Mathematics and Actuarial Science degree is accredited by the IFoA (institute and Faculty of Actuaries), allowing for exemptions from core principle exams required to qualify as an actuary.

Are there opportunities to go into schools to gain experience with teaching?

In your third year, we offer a module (Communicating Mathematics) of which a key element involves a schools visit.

Why should I take Mathematics rather than another subject?

Whatever subject you go on to study, there will likely be a point where you find it to be difficult, so choosing a degree solely on whether you currently find it easy is not what we advise. It is better to choose a subject which you enjoy, or which you can see yourself enjoying in the long run, as this is more sustainable, and gives you motivation when you encounter challenging material.

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