School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 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 G100
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 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 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 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

Additional Course Costs

Students would be expected to own their own scientific calculator approx £20

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

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

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of A*A* or BBC including Maths at grade B
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • 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."

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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