The BSc Mathematics with Foundation Year scheme combines a foundation year (Level 0) followed by the standard BSc modules (Levels 1, 2 and 3), making it appropriate for students who do not have the necessary entry requirements for one of our three year degree schemes. At the end of the foundation year, students will progress to one of our Single Honours degree schemes in Mathematics.
- 100% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [HESA data 2014/15]
- 18th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
- 91% for overall satisfaction [National Student Survey 2017]
- High employability - we are 6th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2018]
- We are rated as one of the TOP 25 Mathematics departments in the UK, and are within the top third in the world [QS World University Rankings 2015]
- Year in Industry programmes available
- Teaching and research centres on modern applicable mathematics
- Extensive selection of final year projects designed to develop excellent transferable skills
- £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers. (From September 2018)
- Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- BSc Integrated four year degree scheme in Mathematics combining a foundation year followed by one of our Single Honours degree schemes.
- Enhanced first year contact hours and small class sizes.
- The additional support through the foundation year is particularly suitable for those students who may have under-performed at A level but have an interest in Mathematics and the potential to complete a degree.
- The scheme targets the achievement of better degree results and enhanced employability.
The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales.
Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities. There is also the option to study further for a higher degree.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority). Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:
- Academic Staff (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta)
- Research Engineer Data Scientist (C3 Resources Ltd)
- Research Analyst (Digital-I)
- Client Relationship Manager (Lasenby Knox)
- Risk Analyst (TSB Bank)
- Actuary Trainee (Lloyds Bank)
- Auditor (KPMG)
- Data Analyst (Golley Slater)
- Research Officer (Office for National statistics)
- Graduate Administrator (HSBC)
- Junior Pricing Analyst (Admiral Group PLC)
- Associate (Deloitte LLP)
- Financial Advisor (Tesco)
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