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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computing

HND

This course is suited to applicants who either have an interest in both Mathematics and Computing or applicants who would like to study a Mathematics related university course, but do not have sufficient experience to undertake a specialist Mathematics degree.

This course is suited to applicants who either have an interest in both Mathematics and Computing or applicants who would like to study a Mathematics related university course, but do not have sufficient experience to undertake a specialist Mathematics degree.

Why choose this course?

This course is suited to applicants who either have an interest in both Mathematics and Computing or applicants who would like to study a Mathematics related university course, but do not have sufficient experience to undertake a specialist Mathematics degree. The course covers a wide range of topics from Computing including Web Development and Programming, as well as core Mathematics topics and those immediately applicable to industry and commerce such as Operational Research.

On successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to undertake a year and a half course to top-up to a BSc (hons) degree.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Level 4, you will study Introductory Programming and Problem Solving, Website Fundamentals, Academic and Employability Skills.

Semester 2 Level 4, you will study Practical Projects, Fundamentals of Statistics, and Mathematical Software.

Semester 1 Level 5, you will be study Statistical Methods, Calculus and Linear Algebra, Database Systems.

Semester 2 Level 5, Mathematical Analysis, Operating Systems and Computer Architecture, Collaborative Development, Professional  Experience and Development, Basic Language, Elementary Language.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course may lead to a career in a wide range of organisations including both the private and public sectors such as:

IT Technician
IT and User Support Services
Web Developer
Network Technician
Programmer
You may also choose to progress to full degree in a related subject area.
 
Mathematics graduates may aspire to a wide variety of careers, such as accountancy, actuarial work, operational research, engineering, computing, cryptography and statistics. There is a current shortage of Mathematics graduates nationally, so your graduate employment prospects upon successful completion of this course are very high.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course is suited to applicants who either have an interest in both Mathematics and Computing or applicants who would like to study a Mathematics related university course, but do not have sufficient experience to undertake a specialist Mathematics degree. The course covers a wide range of topics from Computing including Web Development and Programming, as well as core Mathematics topics and those immediately applicable to industry and commerce such as Operational Research.

The course focuses on meeting the needs of industry, providing you with skills and understanding of the latest innovations in Computing and Information Technology.

A practical approach is taken to the course delivery ensuring that you are equipped with the necessary skills for employment within the IT Industry.

The Mathematics team 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.

On successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to undertake a year and a half course to top-up to a BSc (hons) degree.

 

 

  1. Demonstrate a range of transferable skills in: problem solving; communication; project management; working individually and in teams; self management ; and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources to requirements in the domain of applications of computing and mathematics.
  2. Apply a full understanding, knowledge and experience of the principlesof mathematics (e.g. core techniques, calculus and linear algebra, operational research) to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to problems which require mathematics for their resolution.
  3. Apply essential concepts, principles, theories and practices currently used in the computing industry (e.g. systems support and management, network engineering, web development).

  4. Identify and apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques (e.g. practice of programming, data systems, design and construction of web systems, networks) to requirements in the domain of computing.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £8400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £8600 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 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

2020 Entry

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels or equivalent to include a Science or IT based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP, BTEC QCF Subsidiary Diploma grade M.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3.
  • 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

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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