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University of Huddersfield

Mathematics

UCAS Code: C372

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a subject that is relevant to the course.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDD

in Engineering or DDD in Science/Technology plus Mathematics A-level.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including Mathematics A-level.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mathematics

**A degree in Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of interesting and exciting careers that studying a STEM subject enables to you to pursue. Mathematicians’ ability to reason logically, to develop quantitative models and to extract information from data means their skillset is valued everywhere. Mathematicians are needed in the aerospace, energy, social media, environmental, pharmaceutical, finance and electronics industries - to name just a few of the sectors eager to employ mathematically qualified graduates.**

Our degree focuses on the mathematics you’ll need to solve real world problems using:

- Mathematical modelling

- Statistics

- Computing

We look at calculus from the basics and underlying theory all the way through to the partial differential equations used to model flowing water and financial instruments. Statistics is covered from basic probability to the frontiers of Big Data. We also include a healthy dose of numerical computing so you are able to use mathematical software and write programs making use of the techniques you’ve learned. Our teaching has a clear focus on developing thorough logical reasoning skills and meaningful quantitative models. Theoretical knowledge is extended through its analysis and practical application to real-life problems.

As well as the technical skills needed, we also offer modules where you work in groups to solve real world problems. This allows you to develop experience in project management and team work skills. More importantly it introduces you to the creative side of mathematics, developing new models and new techniques and explaining what you’ve done to a non-technical audience.

After your second year you’ll have the opportunity to take a placement year, putting into practice the techniques you’ve learnt. Our dedicated Placement Unit have links with companies in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Modelling and Problem Solving
Calculus
Mathematical Programming
Applied Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Probability Theory and Statistical Analysis

Year 2
Core modules:
Real Analysis
Mathematical Methods and Modelling
Advanced Statistical Methods
Operational Research
Asymptotic and Perturbation Methods
Group Project

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Applied Data Analysis
Partial Differential Equations
Big Data Analytics
Numerical Analysis
Final Year Project (Maths)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:
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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.

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