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City, University of London

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Including an 'A' Level grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points, including grade B in 'A' Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mathematics

This course is for students who are passionate about the scope of modern mathematics and excited by its applications in today’s world. A universal subject with no international boundaries, mathematics plays a crucial role in virtually every field of human endeavour. As a result, this course is focused on applied mathematics. Our dynamic academic staff will guide you through a wide range of mathematical topics and techniques, training you to apply abstract and logical mathematical methods to real-world problems. In addition to that, staff are available to answer your academic questions with weekly dedicated hours throughout term. Whatever your future ambitions, this degree will open up diverse career possibilities. In an energised and supportive environment, you will learn transferable problem-solving and communication skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

To help you prepare for an exciting career, you may have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement. Our Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) will provide you with extensive support to help you find a placement and has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies. These include Bloomberg, Microsoft, Barclays, JP Morgan, Disney, IBM and more. Placements are paid up to £25,000 pro rata per year, with some organisations choosing to exceed this. That is why our graduates are very successful in finding employment in a variety of rewarding organisations, such as American Express, Close Brothers Group, Debenhams, FDM, SBC Systems, Sainsbury’s, Roofoods and KPMG.

Modules

The first year of your degree is devoted to core material, including basic programming and statistics to give you a solid foundation in modern mathematics. On completing the first year, you will be able to discuss the underlying concepts and principles of mathematics, programming and statistics and to apply these to specific problems.

In the second year, you can pursue your interests further by choosing from an increasing range of options. On completing the second year, you will be able to build on your previous knowledge and experience from year one. You will master more advanced mathematical techniques and will be able to apply these to real-life problem-solving.

In the final year, most modules are optional and a number of speciality modules covering an assortment of topics are available as you pursue your interests even further. On completing the final year, you will further develop a systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of advanced mathematics. You will have access to modules which draw on current mathematics research and will be exposed to new areas of mathematics with applications in finance, biology and physics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on examination and coursework. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study to produce an overall aggregate. You will be assessed on the following types:
- Set exercises or coursework, which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes.
- Formal unseen written examinations every year.
- Class or online tests.
- Group assessments, such as written reports, also form the basis of assessment for some modules.

In the third year of your degree, a core module consists of a group project. The group is assessed by a group written report and an individual presentation on the project. Also, a small number of modules require students to give presentations.

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1
Written examination: 78% ? Coursework: 22%

Year 2
Written examination: 80% ? Coursework: 20%

Year 3
Written examination: 70% ? Coursework: 30%

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Mathematics

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,204
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Business, research and administrative professionals
17%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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