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Swansea University

Education and Mathematics

UCAS Code: X2G7

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Including Mathematics. We do not accept General Studies

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:15,P:3

Access courses should be Science related. 18 credits should be in Maths.

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

To include 6 Higher Level Mathematics

360-390 points, including 120 in Mathematics.

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

DDD

Plus grade B in A level Mathematics.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Mathematics

Education studies

Studying Education and Mathematics at Swansea will give you a range of skills and knowledge, opening up the potential for exciting and rewarding careers in education and in roles where the ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers.
On our three-year BSc Education and Mathematics degree, you will study policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience, as well as pure and applied maths and mathematics for finance, nonlinear partial differential equations, non-commutative geometry and algebraic topology.
If you want to explore fundamental and advanced concepts of Mathematics and consider a broad spectrum of education theory and practice, this is the ideal course for you.
You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects.
The degree is designed for UK, EU and international students, and it considers education in a wide context – it is not confined to formal primary and secondary school settings, but also covers further and higher education, social services, local and national government, and education in the community.
Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016).
Our Mathematics department is ranked fourth in the UK for graduate prospects (The Complete University Guide, 2018) and 91% of students are in work or study six months after finishing their degree (Uni Stats, 2016).
An Education and Mathematics degree provides an excellent foundation for many types of careers, including: early years teaching, play therapy, education administration, community development work, education research, local authority roles, learning mentoring and community education welfare, education publishing, computer programming and systems administration, roles within the financial sector, actuary, and business, statistical analysis, marketing and sales, education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and in social services. You will need and additional ITE/PGCE qualification to become a teacher.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will be able to specialise on learning in a digital age and experiment, assess and reflect on digital learning technologies at the heart of current trends in education theory and practice.
In your final year, you will complete an independent research-based dissertation, developing the knowledge and skills you have gained to become a research-effective educationalist.

Please visit our course page for more information:
swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/education/bsc-hons-education-and-mathematics/

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory:
Contemporary Education, Problems and Issues
Introduction to Learning and Teaching
Education Across the Lifespan
Introductory Calculus
Introductory Analysis
Foundations of Algebra
Introductory Linear Algebra

Year 2 Compulsory:
Research Methods in Education
Real Analysis and Metric Spaces
Vector Calculus and Measure Theory
Vector Spaces
Groups and Rings
Year 2 Optional:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice
Child Development
Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in Education
Additional Learning Needs
Education Policy and Politics
Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience
Enhancing Learning with Digital Technologies

Year 3 Compulsory:
Dissertation in Education
Complex Variables
Higher Algebra
Topology
Fourier Analysis
Year 3 Optional:
Issues in current ELT
Employability Decision Making and Work Experience
Educational Neuroscience
Childhood Studies
Leading and Managing in Education
Difference and Diversity in Education
Educational Practice in a Digital Age

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through a combination of unseen examinations and coursework, including: essays, presentations (poster and oral), written reports, reflective blogs, personalised learning records, research proposals, video blogs, and weekly exercise assignments in Mathematics. Students are also required to complete an 8,000 word empirically based research dissertation in the final year. These multiple forms of assessment will be used to meet the diverse learning styles and previous educational experiences of students.

Please note that students choosing to study towards the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) will also have to undertake an examination as part of the qualification.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

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.

81%
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
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

86%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Education

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

Education

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.

74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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.

Education studies

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

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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