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Second Year Discrete Mathematics BSc 2017/18

The objective of the second year course for Discrete Mathematics is to integrate the mathematical and computational perspectives that underpin Discrete Mathematics. The modules provide a broader theoretical base for Discrete Mathematics students, and help to equip them for different kinds of specialisation in the advanced study of discrete structures and algorithms. The core modules cover the areas of combinatorics, graph theory, and the design of algorithm and data structures, as taught jointly in Mathematics and Computer Science.

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Students are required to take four core modules totalling 57 CATS and further modules selected from the list of optional modules below, including at least 24 CATS credits from List A. List B contains level 2 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.

Core Modules




MA241 Combinatorics 1
12 E(90) A(10)
CS254 Algorithmic Graph Theory 2
15 E(80) A(20)
CS259 Formal Languages 2 15 E(70) A(30)
CS260 Algorithms * 1 15 E(70) A(30)

Optional Modules - List A

MA222 Metric Spaces 2 12 E(85) A(15)
MA251 Algebra I: Advanced Linear Algebra
E(85) A(15)
ST202 Stochastic Processes
E(95) A(5)
MA252 Combinatorial optimisation
MA257 Introduction to Number Theory
2 12 E(85) A(15)
MA258 Mathematical Analysis III 1 12 E(85) A(15)

Optional Modules - List B

Level 2 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.      


* This module will be examined in the first week of Term 3.

Modules from other Departments

More information on modules taught by other departments can be found at the following sites: