This diploma will give you a thorough grounding in pure and applied mathematical concepts, theories and their uses, with the option to combine them with statistics to suit your needs and interests. You'll get practice with essential methods and tools; gain an appreciation of abstract mathematics and mathematical modelling; increase your familiarity with mathematical software; and build experience of communicating mathematical arguments and conclusions.
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.