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Mathematics and its Learning (Q46)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Distance learning | 2022

Subjects

Education studies

Mathematics

Understand how people learn mathematics and gain insight into different teaching approaches. We designed this unique degree with those interested in teaching mathematics – or in education more generally – in mind. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and statistics teaching. And broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and teach these subjects. You’ll also gain a good grounding in mathematics (pure and applied) and statistics. You can focus your studies on either discipline alongside mathematics education.

**Key features of the course**
- Gives you understanding of how we learn mathematics/statistics and associated different teaching approaches

- Advances your own knowledge of mathematics with an option to include statistics

- Develops your educational skills alongside problem-solving and reflective skills

- Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge

- Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll normally start Stage 1 with a 30-credit introductory module followed by three further 30-credit modules in pure and applied mathematics and statistics.
Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study 120 credits, choosing to focus on either mathematics or mathematics with statistics.
Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study three 30-credit mathematics/statistics teaching modules, and complete your degree with a 30-credit mathematics module.

The Uni


Course location:

Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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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.

89%
high
Education studies
92%
high
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.

Education

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

82%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Education and teaching

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

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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.

Mathematical sciences

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

£29k

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£33k

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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