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Mathematics with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level. Must include A-level Maths and Physics at Grade E. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination. Pass in Science Practical

QAA Approved Science/Engineering access courses considered with UCAS points equivalence of 64 - refer to Admissions Tutor

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

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

MPP-MMP

MPP (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes both mathematics and physics modules. MMP (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination. To include Engineering or Science subjects for 64 point route

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level maths and Physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

UCAS Tariff

64-72

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination. From a minimum of one full A Level or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mathematics

**Mathematics is at the heart of many of civilisation's greatest achievements. Learn how to make an important contribution to the next generation of ideas with a Mathematics degree at Salford.**

Our four-year BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year degree is designed to take you to an advanced level. You’ll be encouraged to identify, evaluate and solve real-world problems. You’ll strengthen your knowledge of key principles such as linear algebra, calculus and probability. You’ll learn about mathematical modelling, with relevance to engineering and computing. You'll solve business and industrial mathematics real-world problems.

The Foundation Year provides subject knowledge and academic development, so you are confident and able for study on the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree course. Along with a broad introduction to the key mathematics topics, this learning pathway helps you to build effective communication and study skills. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remainder of your course.

Learning takes places in our Peel Park campus, minutes from bustling Manchester. We place emphasis on your development by using small group teaching. With a focus on your future, we’ll also encourage you to complete a placement year in industry to develop your practical and theoretical knowledge, adding ‘with Professional Experience’ to your degree award.

Features
• Learn to use tensors in the representation of physical phenomena and develop skills in vector calculus
• Develop a sound knowledge in probability models and distribution theory, building skills in statistics and data analysis
• Apply inviscid fluid dynamics techniques to important physical problems, such as hydrodynamics and aerodynamics
• Study the mathematics of graphical transformations and apply this through programming and computing
• Gain the mathematics skills ready to progress on to our BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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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.

100%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

92%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
B

After graduation


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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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£22k

£22k

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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