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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About Mathematics at Brunel University London

This course provides you with the skills and techniques needed to develop a mathematical and statistical knowledge. You will understand how these can be applied to the formulation and solution of problems from scientific, technological, business, and other areas. We also help you to enjoy mathematics and statistics and encourage you to learn more about these subjects for their own sake.

Entry Requirements BSc UCAS Tariff - 350 points, from: GCE A and AS-level

Tariff points from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBB, normally including Grade B in Mathematics, plus a B in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.

Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects including Grade B in Mathematics.

Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including Grade B in Mathematics, plus 1 Higher.

Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Engineering, IT or Business, Administration and Finance, including A-level Mathematics at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning.

BTEC ND DDD in a related subject, including a Distinction in Mathematics.

IB Diploma 33 points, including 6 points in Higher Mathematics.

Access Depending on their mathematical background, applicants will normally be expected to take a foundation year. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths.

MMath UCAS Tariff - 360 points, from: GCE A and AS-level

Tariff points from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification, including Grade A in A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics (General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted).

Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects including Grade B in Mathematics.

Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including Grade B in Mathematics, plus 1 Higher.

Advanced Diploma Applicants should apply for the BSc in Mathematics. Those who obtain high enough grades can transfer to MMath at the end of Year 2.

IBDP 33 points, including 6 points in Higher Mathematics.

BTEC ND Applicants should apply for the BSc in Mathematics. Those who obtain high enough grades can transfer to MMath at the end of Year 2.

Access Depending on their mathematical background, applicants will normally be expected to take a foundation year. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths. For all other qualifications or combinations, contact the Admissions Tutor.

Course Aims

Mathematics is a fundamental yet constantly developing subject. As well as being a discipline in its own right, it forms the basis of modern commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today. A student of mathematics develops an outlook and methodology that remain valuable whatever career is pursued after graduation.

This course provides you with the skills and techniques needed to develop a mathematical and statistical knowledge. You will understand how these can be applied to the formulation and solution of problems from science, technology, business and other areas. We also help you to enjoy mathematics and statistics and encourage you to learn more about these subjects for their own sake.

Course Content

This is a very broad-based course. You will study many aspects of pure and applied mathematics together with general ideas of mathematical modelling. The application areas will cover finance, statistics, operational research, numerical analysis and mechanics. In the final year you will have considerable flexibility in your choice of topic. You will be able to study in depth those areas of mathematics or statistics that particularly appeal to you, or you can maintain a broad approach to the subject as a whole.

Typical ModulesLevel 1

Linear Algebra Calculus and Numerical Methods Mathematical Modelling Computing Projects and Mechanics Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics

Level 2

Linear and Numerical Methods Vector Calculus and Applications Communication Skills and Operational Research Statistics Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Analysis

Level 3

Major Project (Core) Statistics Numerical and Variational Methods for PDEs Complex Variable Methods and Applications Risk and Optimisation in Finance Differential and Integral Equations Encryption and Data Compression Stochastic Models and Mathematical Finance

Final year project

An unusual and very valuable feature of the course is the final year project. This is a substantial piece of individual work in an area of study connected with the course, and each student's project is personally supervised by a member of staff. The work on the project occupies about one-third of the final year study load. You will have the opportunity to explore a topic of particular interest to you in depth or work on a practical problem of your choice. The decision is yours.

MMath

For information about the content of this course, see the BSc route description. In addition to the BSc content and structure, you will study for a further year (Level 4) bringing your degree up to Master’s standard. The programme involves a highly integrated, logical progression from BSc to Master’s level, and graduates can expect to enter roles requiring a higher level of mathematical skill and understanding, whether in employment (finance, commerce or industry) or in postgraduate research.

Level 4

Advanced Project Numerical and Variational Methods for PDEDEs Stochastic Models and Mathematical Finance Fluid Mechanics and Waves Mathematical Statistics Advanced Topics in Combinatorics Advanced Topics in Analysis

Teaching and LearningUp-to-date teaching

Mathematical Sciences is an active and dynamic research centre. Academics' work is frequently supported by external grants and contracts with leading industry and government establishments. Lecturers are consequently at the frontiers of the subject and in active contact with modern users of mathematics. This in turn helps to ensure that our undergraduate degrees are truly up-to-date.

Broad spectrum of thinking

We can offer a wide range of expertise in a variety of subjects. All of our lecturers are widely published and highly recognised in their fields.

How will I be taught?

Lectures - These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They give you a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.

Tutorials - In a tutorial you will work on a mathematics-related problem with guidance from a member of staff. He/she will be on hand to help you with your problems. Some tutorials in numerical analysis and statistics are replaced by computer workshops.

One-to-one - In your final year you will normally get one-to-one supervision for your project. You will also be allocated a personal tutor each year who is available to discuss personal or academic problems. If you go on placement your personal tutor will help you set objectives and monitor your progress, and will provide further support if you need it.

Assessment The ratio of exams to coursework is approximately 50:50 in Level 1, increasing to 70:30 in Level 3. Your final degree class is assessed from your performance in Levels 2 and 3. Level 3 carries twice the weight of Level 2.

Careers

Excellent Prospects

Our graduates have excellent employment prospects. Our combination of work experience and up-to-date teaching means that you will be well equipped to follow the career you want after graduation. Our students often command higher salaries and have quicker career progression than those with comparable qualifications. You may want to pursue a career that specifically uses your mathematical or statistical skills, or perhaps you would prefer a more general career, such as management or consultancy.

Past graduates Are now working for: Andersen Consulting, British Aerospace, British Airways, British Gas, British Telecom, Brooke Bond, the Civil Aviation Authority, Datalogic, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, EDS, GKN, IBM, ICL, Kodak, KPMG, Marks and Spencer, Metal Box, Nissan, Plessey, Pfizer, Rank Xerox. They have gone on to teach, work in research organisations, work for the government - in specialist or general management roles. Many are in very senior positions, some become management or financial consultants, marketing or advertising professionals, officers in the armed services and so on.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardBScHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardMMathHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardMMathHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750

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