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Second Year Discrete Mathematics BSc 2024/25

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 55 CATS and further modules selected from the list of optional modules below, including at least 20 CATS credits from List A. List B contains level 2 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.

Core Modules

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS254 Algorithmic Graph Theory TBC 15
CS259 Formal Languages TBC 15
CS260 Algorithms * TBC 15
MA241 Combinatorics TBC 10

Optional Modules - List A

Code Name Term CATS Credits
CS262 Logic and Verification TBC 15
MA222 Metric Spaces TBC 10
MA267 Groups and Rings TBC 10
MA252 Combinatorial Optimisation TBC 10
MA257 Introduction to Number Theory TBC 10
MA264 Mathematical Methods and Modelling 3 TBC 10
MA271 Mathematical Analysis 3 TBC 10
ST227 Stochastic Processes TBC 10
ST232 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics TBC 15

Optional Modules - List B

Code Name Term CATS Credits

Modules selected from level 2 modules delivered by Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. The modules approved by the Course Director for study in 2024-25 academic year will be agreed with contributing departments in Spring 2024. To be considered for enrolment on other modules the unusual options process must be followed.

Modules from Other Departments

More information on modules taught by other departments can be found in the Module Catalogue:

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