School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics with Foundation Year

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

Our B.Sc.

Our B.Sc.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G102
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science
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Why choose this course?

Our B.Sc. (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 M.Sc. and Ph.D. 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 below.

What happens on the course?

 

 

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Year 1. 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 software including Maple and Minitab.

Year 2. You will be introduced to more specialised and advanced mathematical topics including Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Mathematical Analysis, Statistical Methods and Discrete Mathematics. You will also be given the option to undertake specialist modules in Mathematical Modelling, Industrial Statistics and Operational Research.

 

Year 3. You will study Advanced Calculus, Field Theory, Number Theory and Complex Analysis. Depending on your chosen options in Year 2 you will have the option to study Advanced Statistics, Cybermetrics, Advanced Operations Research, History of Mathematics and Probability Theory. You will also be given the opportunity to 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

It is no exaggeration to say that today there are more career options open to a mathematics graduate than to a graduate from any other science. If you so desire you can continue your studies to pursue a career in education either as a teacher or as a university lecturer.  Another popular choice for Mathematics graduates is to move into the world of finance. Options include working as a Quantitative Analyst, Financial Analyst, Risk Analyst, or Business Analyst. Our degree also leaves you perfectly positioned to play a part in the Big Data revolution. The emphasis on Mathematical & Statistical Modelling prepares you to work as a Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Data Engineer. Our Operational Research content is also designed to give you the opportunity to move into more strategic roles within Project Management and Vulnerability Analysis. Statisticians and Mathematical Modelling experts are in demand across a broad spectrum including Scientific and Medical Research, Educational Consultancy and Government planning.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Following the changing demand in recent mathematical research and applications, this course has evolved to provide a modern outlook on the subject and the important role it plays in the ever-changing world of commerce, industry and education.

We pride ourselves on the academic support and guidance given by our friendly and approachable staff. Students have shown their appreciation for this by the exceptionally high ratings they have given us in the National Student Survey.
The Mathematics department includes staff who achieved a very high rating in the recent Research Assessment Exercise. The team includes a professor who is internationally recognised as a leading authority in the field of Statistical Cybermetrics and his group of researchers.

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 and statistical techniques to develop solutions to practical problems.
You will follow mathematical and statistical arguments and develop such arguments of your own.
There will be opportunity to show judgement when selecting and applying a wide range of statistical and operational research tools and techniques.
You will develop of a range of transferable skills in problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams, self-management and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources.
This will enable you to demonstrate a range of personal, organisational and professional skills needed for continuing professional development in the global community

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

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

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • Access to HE Diploma Full Award

 

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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

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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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."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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