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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 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
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • 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 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 2. 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 3. 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 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 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

2020 Entry

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BCD including Maths at grade B
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

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 at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

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!

Anna

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."

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

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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