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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Science and Physics


Computer Science Joint element: First year
Code Module name Credits
CS1002 Object-Oriented Programming 20 AND
CS1003 Programming with Data 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Physics joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
PH1011 Physics 1A 20 AND
PH1012 Physics 1B 20 AND
MT1002 Mathematics 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Students without prerequisite for MT1002 will take MT1001 in Semester 1.

Computer Science Joint element: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ CS2001 Foundations of Computation 30 AND
^ CS2002 Computer Systems 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Computer Science Joint element: Second year (Direct Entry)
Code Module name Credits
^ CS2101 Foundations of Computation (Accelerated) 40 AND
^ CS2002 Computer Systems 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Direct entry to Year 2 is only available to Computer Science and Mathematics or Computer Science and Statistics Degrees.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Physics joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
$ PH2011 Physics 2A 30 AND
$ PH2012 Physics 2B 30 AND
~ MT2501 Linear Mathematics 15 AND
~ MT2503 Multivariate Calculus 15 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked $
  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ~

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


Computer Science Joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
CS3052 Computational Complexity 15 AND
CS3099 Software Engineering Team Project 30 AND
View list 15 credits from Module List: CS3100 - CS3399
CS3101 Databases 15
CS3102 Data Communications and Networks 15
CS3104 Operating Systems 15
CS3105 Artificial Intelligence 15
CS3106 Human Computer Interaction 15
CS3301 Component Technology 15
CS3302 Data Encoding 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Physics joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
PH3007 Electromagnetism 15 AND
PH3061 Quantum Mechanics 1 10 AND
PH3062 Quantum Mechanics 2 10 AND
PH3080 Computational Physics 10 AND
PH3081 Mathematics for Physicists 15

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


Computer Science Joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
CS4052 Logic and Software Verification 15 AND
( CS4098 Minor Software Project 15 OR
CS4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30 ) AND
View list Between 0 and 15 credits from Module List: CS3100 - CS3399, ID4001, ID5059 AND
CS3101 Databases 15
CS3102 Data Communications and Networks 15
CS3104 Operating Systems 15
CS3105 Artificial Intelligence 15
CS3106 Human Computer Interaction 15
CS3301 Component Technology 15
CS3302 Data Encoding 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID5059 Knowledge Discovery and Datamining 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: CS4100 - CS4999 (excluding CS4796), CS5010 - CS5089
CS4102 Computer Graphics 15
CS4103 Distributed Systems 15
CS4201 Programming Language Design and Implementation 15
CS4202 Computer Architecture 15
CS4203 Computer Security 15
CS4204 Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures 15
CS4302 Signal Processing and Perception for Digital Media 15
CS4303 Video Games 15
CS4402 Constraint Programming 15
CS4499 Computer Science (Special Subject) 15
CS5010 Artificial Intelligence Principles 15
CS5011 Artificial Intelligence Practice 15
CS5012 Language and Computation 15
CS5019 Artificial Intelligence (Special Subject) 15
CS5020 Principles of Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5022 Practice in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5024 Advanced Topics in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5029 Networks and Distributed Systems (Special Subject) 15
CS5030 Software Engineering Principles 15
CS5031 Software Engineering Practice 15
CS5032 Critical Systems Engineering 15
CS5033 Software Architecture 15
CS5039 Software Engineering (Special Subject) 15
CS5040 Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods 15
CS5041 Interactive Software and Hardware 15
CS5042 User-Centred Interaction Design 15
CS5044 Information Visualisation and Visual Analytics 15
CS5052 Data-Intensive Systems 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Students must select 60 credits from the Computer Science element.

Physics joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
PH3012 Thermal and Statistical Physics 15 AND
PH4040 Nuclear and Particle Physics with Advanced Skills 15 AND
( PH4111 Physics Project (BSc) 30 OR
View list 30 credits from Module List: AS3000 - AS4999, PH3000 - PH4109, ID4001 )
AS3013 Computational Astrophysics 15
AS4010 Extragalactic Astronomy 15
AS4011 The Physics of Nebulae and Stars 1 15
AS4012 The Physics of Nebulae and Stars 2 15
AS4015 Gravitational and Accretion Physics 15
AS4025 Observational Astrophysics 15
AS4103 Astrophysics Project (BSc) 30
PH3007 Electromagnetism 15
PH3012 Thermal and Statistical Physics 15
PH3014 Transferable Skills for Physicists 15
PH3061 Quantum Mechanics 1 10
PH3062 Quantum Mechanics 2 10
PH3074 Electronics 15
PH3080 Computational Physics 10
PH3081 Mathematics for Physicists 15
PH3082 Mathematics for Chemistry / Physics 20
PH3101 Physics Laboratory 1 15
PH4026 Signals and Information 15
PH4027 Optoelectronics and Nonlinear Optics 15
PH4028 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 15
PH4031 Fluids 15
PH4032 Special Relativity and Fields 15
PH4034 Laser Physics 1 15
PH4035 Principles of Optics 15
PH4036 Physics of Music 15
PH4038 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics 15
PH4039 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics 15
PH4040 Nuclear and Particle Physics with Advanced Skills 15
PH4041 Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics 15
PH4042 Concepts in Atomic Physics and Magnetic Resonance 15
PH4043 Studies in Physics and Chemistry 5
PH4044 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 15
PH4105 Physics Laboratory 2 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

PH4111 is chosen unless one of CS4098, CS4796, PY4699 is taken.

Further credits may be taken from AS3000 - AS4999, PH3000 - PH4109, ID4001 or modules in other subjects with the approval of the Adviser of Studies.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).