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Mathematics (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or equivalent, and GCSE Maths grade A. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in English or Level 3 Key Skills in Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 64 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects

64 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

MM

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

MPP

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mathematics

**Course overview**
- Studying alongside peers from related courses, you’ll spend your Mathematics Foundation Entry Year getting a broad introduction to modern mathematics.

- You’ll develop basic mathematical skills, including core aspects of algebra, analysis and calculus, along with optional specialist modules like cryptology and mathematical biology.

- You’ll be taught by research-active staff who are also members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.

- At the end of your foundation year, and depending on your choice of optional modules, you can progress onto degree courses in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, engineering, or computing.

**Why study with us**
- You’ll develop transferable study and job skills like teamwork and communication, problem-solving and self-management.

- The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) give public seminars here so you can broaden your knowledge and learn about additional applications of mathematics.

- Our Maths Society provides opportunities to solve mathematical problems, attend maths-related events and share your passion for maths.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Foundation Mathematics 1, Foundation Mathematics 2, Foundation Mathematics 3, Foundation Mathematics 4.

Optional Modules -
The Physics Group: Foundations of Applied Physics, Motion, Forces, and Force Fields, The Road to Quantum Mechanics
The Computing Group: Introduction to Software Development, Investigating IT, Study Skills: Developing Academic Skills

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to algebra and linear algebra, Introduction to real analysis, Functions, vectors and calculus, Introduction to mechanics, Computational mathematics, Introduction to probability and statistics

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Algebraic structures, Further real analysis, Ordinary differential equations. Optional: Cryptology, Vector calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Numerical analysis, Further statistics

Year 4: Compulsory modules: Fields and Galois Theory, Complex analysis, Partial differential equations and integral transforms. Optional: Logic, Fluid dynamics, Mathematical biology, Advanced numerical analysis, Time series and operational Research

Year 5: Optional modules: Advanced Algebra, Graph Theory, Topology, Stability, instability and chaos, Mathematics of waves, Special topics

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Natural Sciences

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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.

77%
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

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

84%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
D

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.

92%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Teaching and educational professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Welfare and housing 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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