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What makes Mathematics at Worcester special?

In this practice-based course you will learn how to think logically, to solve real problems and to analyse real data sets.

During the course, you will also develop a sound theoretical foundation in core areas of mathematics and statistics, as well as skills in abstract reasoning, logical deduction, logical argument, problem solving and communication. Innovative approaches to learning and teaching develop skills in problem solving, team work and communication.

Mathematics graduates are highly sought-after by employers in many sectors as they have intellectual rigor, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to tackle complex tasks. So, even if your decision to study mathematics at university is motivated solely by your love of the subject, your degree will also provide a strong foundation for future career options.

Key features

  • Develop your own mathematical and statistical models in a range of applications, e.g. movement of planets and satellites, performance analysis in sport, predictive models in football, clinical trials in medicine and modelling the atmosphere
  • Take part in the Worcester Mathematics Society and the Maths Arcade (mathematics games) sessions, which foster a staff-student mathematical community
  • Your third-year project will typically consider a real, work-based problem. This project will culminate in a poster day attended by a range of employers to discuss your work, giving you valuable feedback and networking opportunities

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Our single honours degree in Mathematics is accredited with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

This means that this programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for bachelor degrees.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

At least 112 UCAS tariff points including A level Mathematics at grade C or above.

 

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Explorations in Probability and Statistics

Optional

  • Explorations in Number Theory and Geometry
  • Computational Thinking
  • Algorithms, Logic and Reasoning

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistical Modelling

Optional

  • Statistical Estimation and Inference
  • Real Analysis

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Mathematics Project

Optional

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Optimisation                       
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Advanced Applications in Statistics  

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to:

In this modern practice-based course you will learn how to think logically, how to analyse and solve real problems, and how to analyse real data sets. You will learn to apply a range of mathematical and statistical methods, and use industry standard computer software.

During the course, you will also develop a sound theoretical foundation in core areas of mathematics and statistics, as well as skills in abstract reasoning, logical deduction, logical argument, problem solving and communication. These skills are highly valued by employers, and so this course aims to prepare you for the many and varied areas of employment relevant to graduates in mathematics and statistics.

A feature of the course is that you will develop your own mathematical and statistical models in a range of applications, e.g., movement of planets and satellites, performance analysis in sport, predictive models in football, design of sports competitions, cryptography, clinical trials in medicine, movements of bird populations, and modelling the atmosphere.

Teaching approach

You will be involved in a variety of learning activities, including individual and group-based projects, poster presentations, and computer-based investigations. Your analytical skills and mathematical knowledge will initially be developed through lectures and seminars, and further enhanced through smaller group sessions involving problem-solving and computer-based activities. Most modules will have computer-based sessions which will use modern mathematical software such as Matlab, Maple, R, and SPSS, as well as software commonly found in the workplace.

The first year mathematics modules start with ‘transition’ material aimed at providing a solid base for your mathematics degree. In the second year, there is a strong focus on developing skills in mathematical and statistical modelling. In the third year, you can select from a range of options that cover more advanced mathematical and statistical topics. All students are required to undertake a third year project which typically considers a real work-based problem. These projects culminate in a poster day attended by a range of employers to discuss the students’ work and network with them.

You will be well supported throughout your course and the course team are engaged nationally in developing good practice in providing support with learning mathematics and statistics via the Sigma Network (www.sigma-network.ac.uk). You will also be encouraged to take part in the activities of the Worcester Mathematics Society (WorMS), and to come along to the Maths Arcade (mathematics games) sessions which aim to challenge brighter students, support weaker students, and foster a staff-student mathematical community.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

Mathematics graduates are in high demand in business, industry, teaching and research.  However, employers tells us that it is difficult to recruit mathematics graduates that can work in a team, communicate well and solve real-world problems. Therefore, the mathematics course at the University of Worcester has been designed with these skills as a key feature throughout.

Starting salaries for mathematics graduates are amongst the highest of all the graduate disciplines. Also, with a mathematics degree you can pursue a very wide range of careers, e.g., accountant, aerospace engineer, actuary, financial risk analyst, investment analyst, mathematical modeller, meteorologist, operational researcher, research scientist, statistician, systems developer, and teacher.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single Honours:
Mathematics BSc (Hons) - G100

Joint Honours:
Biology and Mathematics - CG11
Computing and Mathematics - GI11
Education Studies and Mathematics - GX13
Geography and Mathematics - FX83
Mathematics and Physical Education - GX15
Mathematics and Psychology - GC18

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

G100

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Course leader

Dr Mark Johnston
m.johnston@worc.ac.uk