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Mathematics with a Placement Year

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including an A in Mathematics or ABC including an A in Mathematics and a B in Further Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including 12 credits in Mathematics at Distinction. An interview is required.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including HL6 in Mathematics.

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

DDM

alongside grade A in A level Maths. Excludes BTECs on their own and Public Services. A combination of BTEC/A-Levels including A-Level Maths is acceptable.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including grade B in Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Only accepted in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Mathematics

**About This Course**

Study patterns, structure, the very basis of life. Discover how to use mathematics to explore and make sense of the world and the universe.

UEA’s BSc in Mathematics with a Placement Year has been designed to develop your interests and expertise in mathematics and statistics. You will have the flexibility to focus on pure and applied mathematics and statistics. You will also benefit from of a year spent on placement within a relevant industry, giving you real-world experience and helping you stand out in the job market.

At UEA you’ll benefit from internationally recognised, research-led teaching and a high academic staff to student ratio. Lectures are complemented by small group teaching in your year 1, and regular workshops in later years, ensuring you receive high quality contact with our world-class lecturers.

**Overview**

Mathematics has been proven useful in just about every field of human endeavour. It provides a rational, objective means for the foundation of knowledge, and is used in science and exploration, in business and government, in industry and forecasting, in art and in baking – and our BSc Mathematics is incredibly popular as a result.

You’ll spend the third of this four-year BSc degree on a full-time industrial placement lasting nine to fourteen months, where you’ll put theoretical work into professional practice, and gain a real advantage for when you graduate.

The academic side of course will develop your interests in mathematics and statistics, and its flexible format will allow you to focus your learning on pure and applied mathematics and statistics, or complement your studies with modules from related subjects taught by other UEA Schools, such as meteorology, business, computing, and financial accounting. In this way you can tailor your course to reflect your strengths and interests.

At UEA, we combine academic rigour with a supportive community. Our expert academics are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, guiding students through this rapidly developing subject. All of our lecturers are active researchers, who conduct world-leading work and incorporate it into their teaching. In fact, over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2014), so you can be sure you’ll be learning in the most up-to-date of environments.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Mathematics

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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.

96%
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.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

78%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
96%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
9%
Sales, marketing 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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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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