Teaching is by a combination of lectures and seminars. Modules that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.
Knowledge and understanding
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
- Core mathematical understanding in the principles of calculus, algebra, mathematical methods, discrete mathematics, analysis and linear algebra.
- Statistical understanding in the subjects of probability and inference.
- Information technology skills as relevant to mathematicians.
- Methods and techniques of mathematics.
- The role of logical mathematical argument and deductive reasoning.
- Some of the contexts in which accounting operates
- Aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
- The main current technical language and practices of accounting in the UK
- Some of the alternative technical languages and practices of accounting
You develop your intellectual skills in the following areas:
- Ability to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the basic body of knowledge for Mathematics.
- Ability to demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material written within the programme and some capability to solve problems formulated within it.
- Ability to apply a range of core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts relevant to mathematics.
- Ability to use logical argument.
- Ability to demonstrate skill in solving mathematical problems by various appropriate methods.
- Ability in relevant computer skills and usage.
- Ability to work with relatively little guidance.
- Critically evaluate arguments and evidence.
- Analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structures and, to a more limited extent, unstructured problems.
- Apply numeracy skills.
You gain subject-specific skills in the following areas:
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of core mathematical concepts and topics, both explicitly and by applying them to the solution of problems.
- Ability to comprehend problems, abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in symbolic form so as to facilitate their analysis and solution.
- Ability to use computational and more general IT facilities as an aid to mathematical processes.
- Ability to present their mathematical arguments and the conclusions from them with clarity and accuracy.
- Record and summarise economic events.
- Prepare financial statements.
- Undertake financial analysis and prepare financial projections.
You gain transferable skills in the following areas:
- Problem-solving skills, relating to qualitative and quantitative information.
- Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication.
- Numeracy and computational skills.
- Information technology skills such as word-processing and spreadsheet use, internet communication, etc.
- Personal and interpersonal skills, work as a member of a team.
- Time-management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working.
- Study skills needed for continuing professional development.
- Locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources.
- Undertake independent and self-managed learning.
- Use communications and information technology in acquiring, analysing and communicating information.
- Communicate effectively.
- Work in groups and apply other inter-personal skills.
For programme aims to:
- equip students with the technical appreciation, skills and knowledge appropriate to graduates in Mathematics and Accounting and Finance.
- develop students’ facilities of rigorous reasoning and precise expression.
- develop students’ capabilities to formulate and solve mathematical problems.
- develop in students appreciation of recent developments in Mathematics, and of the links between the theory of Mathematics and its practical application.
- develop in students a logical, mathematical approach to solving problems.
- develop in students an enhanced capacity for independent thought and work.
- ensure students are competent in the use of information technology, and are familiar with computers, together with the relevant software.
- provide students with opportunities to study advanced topics in Mathematics and develop communication and personal skills.
- (for the programme involving a year in industry) enable students to gain awareness of the application of technical concepts in the workplace.
- develop students’ understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting operates
- develop students’ understanding of aspects of the conceptual underpinning to accounting
- provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills, predominantly from a UK perspective, relevant to a career in accounting or a related area and professional training in accounting provide students with opportunities to obtain a range of exemptions at the initial stages of professional examinations.