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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

Our BSc (Hons) in Mathematics is much more than a traditional Mathematics degree.

Our BSc (Hons) in Mathematics is much more than a traditional Mathematics degree.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G102
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  • Fees View
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) in Mathematics is much more than a traditional Mathematics degree. With an ever increasing demand for highly numerate and computer literate Mathematics graduates in the workplace we have tailored this programme to provide you with the skills most in demand by employers while still including the rigorous Mathematics content required to go on to further study at MSc and PhD level.

Our programme starts by reinforcing the mathematical foundations you will have studied at previous levels and gradually introduces more advanced and specialised content areas. Just like any other mathematics degree programme you will study traditional subjects such as Algebra and Calculus during every year of the programme. What sets our programme apart is the emphasis placed on the key areas of Mathematical & Statistical Modelling, Operational Research and Statistical Cybermetrics. The expertise and transferrable skills you will receive will leave you well positioned for any career associated with the mathematical sciences.

You will also be given guidance in the use of specialist mathematical, operational research and statistical software such as SPSS, Maple, GPSS, R and GAP. An appreciation of good professional practice and the development of essential employability skills are also embedded in the course.

Find out more about our Mathematics course from our staff and students in the short video above.

What happens on the course?

 

 

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Year 1. You will study modules in a number of areas, including mathematics, science and technology. This will introduce you to the higher education environment, and prepare you for the remainder of your course, in which you will specialise in mathematics.

Year 2. You will begin by reinforcing the mathematical foundations learned at previous levels with an emphasis on Calculus, Algebra, Set Theory and Mathematical Proof. You will build on this knowledge by studying Probability & Statistics and Operational Research while gradually being introduced to mathematical and statistical software including Maple, Matlab and R.

Year 3. You will be introduced to more specialised and advanced mathematical topics including Group Theory, Mathematical Analysis, Statistical Modelling, Discrete Mathematics, Operational Research and Mathematical Modelling.

Year 4. You will be able to choose from a range of topics including Advanced Calculus, Financial Mathematics, Multivariate Statistics with Cybermetrics, Cryptography, Advanced Operational Research, Pure Mathematics and Partial Differential Equations. In addition, you will undertake a final year project, which is a significant piece of independent study supervised by a member of academic staff.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Mathematicians are warmly welcomed in industry, business and commerce for their analytical ability and logical approach to unravelling complex issues. Therefore, graduates can aspire to a wide variety of careers, such as banking, accountancy, actuarial work, operational research, statistics, engineering or computing. With this degree, you could go on to do an MSc or a PhD in a specialist area of mathematics, or study for a PGCE to pursue a career in mathematics teaching and obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Mathematics department includes a team of staff with research pedigree in a number of fields, most notably that of statistical cybermetrics, led by a professor who has been consistently recognised as a leading international authority on the subject for many years.

We pride ourselves on the academic support and guidance given by our friendly and approachable staff.  Students in the department have shown their appreciation for this by the exceptionally high ratings they have given their course in the National Student Survey in recent years.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and techniques relating to mathematics, statistics and operational research.

Using specialist computer software where appropriate, you will be able to model real world situations and apply mathematical, statistical or operational research techniques to develop solutions to practical problems.

You will develop of a range of transferable skills in problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C+/4 or equivalent

Plus

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Student Comments:

“The lecturers are brilliant. They are really approachable, friendly and helpful. They were quick to respond to any queries” – Mandip, BSc Mathematics.

"I think the course is simply amazing, and would recommend it to anyone with a passion for Maths." – Harpreet, BSc Mathematics.
"The lectures we had were always well planned and all the staff in the department were extremely helpful and supportive. Now I have graduated and I am looking forward to doing the PGCE and fulfilling a life time ambition of teaching mathematics." – Tracey, BSc Mathematical Sciences.
“The course is nicely structured, and the staff really know how to teach” – Nafisa, BSc Mathematics.

Find out where University of Wolverhampton Mathematics Degree can take you by reading the accounts of some of our students!

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George

Harpreet

James

Kurtis

Matthew

Rebecca

Wan Jing Low

Brian

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

"This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees."

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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