Mathematics - BSc (Hons) full-time

Why choose this course?

    Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

    • Gain entry via the Polymaths certificate progression route, for those requiring additional preparation before the degree

    • Learn in small classes from academic staff with a wealth of experience and a track record of excellence in teaching – we are top for teaching in the UK with 100 percent satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2014)

    • 1st in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2014)

    • Take advantage of a flexible programme that offers full-time and part-time options, and a balance of theory and practice

    • Benefit from course approval by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

    • Enjoy excellent prospects for graduates, with above-average starting salaries

    Course overview

    Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree contains plenty of pure and applied mathematics as well as some numerical analysis. You will have the opportunity to learn a broad range of mathematical topics that will develop your knowledge and strengthen your understanding of the subject.

    Learning is through a mix of lectures, tutorials and assignments with a significant level of personal study and, as teaching groups are not large, you can be sure of excellent support and attention from teaching staff. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an area of personal interest through submission of a dissertation in your final year.

    About the course

    Group sizes are relatively small with an average of about 20 students per class so you will receive excellent support and attention from teaching staff.

    During your studies you are not required to specialise in any particular aspect or application of mathematics, though there is an opportunity to do so if desired.

    Additional topics included on the course, which you will study mainly during your final year, have been chosen because they introduce you to areas of current interest and lead you naturally towards research topics.

    Special features

    • The department is relatively small and friendly and offers enthusiastic teaching and support throughout the course of your studies.

    • You may choose to undertake a work placement as one of your level 3 options, which enables you to gain experience of graduate-level employment in an area which interests you, such as teaching or industry.

    Award(s) BSc (Hons)
    CodeG100-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)3 years
    Start date(s) 19/09/2016

    Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) including mathematics.

    You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects.

    You may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.

    If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our Polymaths course.
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/MAT0001

    What you will learn

    The degree contains a broad mix of mathematics. Topics similar to those found on A-level courses are included to a greater depth and with a greater degree of specialisation as well as topics that will be new to you.

    You will enhance your understanding and skills in both pure and applied mathematics and computational areas of mathematics.

    As well as expanding your knowledge and understanding of mathematics you will develop your skills of abstract, logical thinking and reasoned argument.

    What you will study

    Level HE4

    You will take six mathematics modules: Mathematical Methods; Abstract Algebra; The Mathematician in Society; Calculus; Structured Programming; Algorithms and Applications.

    Level HE5

    You will take six modules: Further Mathematical Methods; Vector Calculus; Dynamics; Real Analysis; Numerical Analysis; Linear Algebra.

    Level HE6

    You take a dissertation and four taught modules chosen from: Further Linear Algebra; Complex Variables; Ring Theory; Numerical Solution of Differential Equations; Fluid Dynamics; Partial Differential Equations; Group Theory, Work Placement.

    The Mathematical Methods and Calculus modules include some revision work in the very early part of the degree.

    The pure mathematics in the degree is generally more abstract in nature than that which you will have encountered at A-level.

    It is essential that you have a good grounding in pure mathematics before starting on the degree. A background in applied mathematics is desirable.

    Careers & professional development

    Once you have completed your studies and are considering your next move you can be confident that your mathematics degree will have given you a range of skills that are in high demand in many career sectors. The strengths of mathematicians include advanced numeracy skills, the ability to analyse and interpret large quantities of data, logical and analytical thought processes and problem solving abilities, often linked with good IT skills that have been developed through your studies.

    Some of the career options for mathematics graduates include: teaching, investment banking and the financial sector, engineering, accountancy, research and statistics, actuaries, insurance, management consultancy, government and public administration and science.

    Mathematics students from Bolton have a good record in obtaining graduate-level posts. In recent years, graduates from Bolton have found employment in merchant banks and the actuarial profession, as well as taking up graduate training programmes for management posts.

    A proportion of our students also go on to take higher degrees, usually an MSc in mathematics or statistics, or a PhD.

    For careers ideas and advice visit www.mathscareers.org.uk

    Professional recognition

    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 taught masters degrees.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
    2016/17 £9,000£9,000£9,000   £27,000
    2017/18   £9,246£9,246£9,246 £27,738
    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
    2016/17 £11,250£11,250£11,250   £33,750
    2017/18   £12,000£12,000£12,000 £36,000
    More International Fee information

    No hidden extras

    We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

    • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

    • All mandatory site visits or field trips

    • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

    • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

    • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

    *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

    Contact Us

    For further information and details of how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Nick Clarke (Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903133

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Jonathan Kelly (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903134

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

      • Gain entry via the Polymaths certificate progression route, for those requiring additional preparation before the degree

      • Learn in small classes from academic staff with a wealth of experience and a track record of excellence in teaching – we are top for teaching in the UK with 100 percent satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2014)

      • 1st in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2014)

      • Take advantage of a flexible programme that offers full-time and part-time options, and a balance of theory and practice

      • Benefit from course approval by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

      • Enjoy excellent prospects for graduates, with above-average starting salaries

      Course overview

      Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree contains plenty of pure and applied mathematics as well as some numerical analysis. You will have the opportunity to learn a broad range of mathematical topics that will develop your knowledge and strengthen your understanding of the subject.

      Learning is through a mix of lectures, tutorials and assignments with a significant level of personal study and, as teaching groups are not large, you can be sure of excellent support and attention from teaching staff. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an area of personal interest through submission of a dissertation in your final year.

      About the course

      Group sizes are relatively small with an average of about 20 students per class so you will receive excellent support and attention from teaching staff.

      During your studies you are not required to specialise in any particular aspect or application of mathematics, though there is an opportunity to do so if desired.

      Additional topics included on the course, which you will study mainly during your final year, have been chosen because they introduce you to areas of current interest and lead you naturally towards research topics.

      Special features

      • The department is relatively small and friendly and offers enthusiastic teaching and support throughout the course of your studies.

      • You may choose to undertake a work placement as one of your level 3 options, which enables you to gain experience of graduate-level employment in an area which interests you, such as teaching or industry.

      Key Information

      Award(s) BSc (Hons)
      CodeG100-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)3 years
      Start date(s) 19/09/2016

      Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) including mathematics.

      You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects.

      You may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.

      If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

      If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our Polymaths course.
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/MAT0001

      What you will learn

      The degree contains a broad mix of mathematics. Topics similar to those found on A-level courses are included to a greater depth and with a greater degree of specialisation as well as topics that will be new to you.

      You will enhance your understanding and skills in both pure and applied mathematics and computational areas of mathematics.

      As well as expanding your knowledge and understanding of mathematics you will develop your skills of abstract, logical thinking and reasoned argument.

      What you will study

      Level HE4

      You will take six mathematics modules: Mathematical Methods; Abstract Algebra; The Mathematician in Society; Calculus; Structured Programming; Algorithms and Applications.

      Level HE5

      You will take six modules: Further Mathematical Methods; Vector Calculus; Dynamics; Real Analysis; Numerical Analysis; Linear Algebra.

      Level HE6

      You take a dissertation and four taught modules chosen from: Further Linear Algebra; Complex Variables; Ring Theory; Numerical Solution of Differential Equations; Fluid Dynamics; Partial Differential Equations; Group Theory, Work Placement.

      The Mathematical Methods and Calculus modules include some revision work in the very early part of the degree.

      The pure mathematics in the degree is generally more abstract in nature than that which you will have encountered at A-level.

      It is essential that you have a good grounding in pure mathematics before starting on the degree. A background in applied mathematics is desirable.

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      Once you have completed your studies and are considering your next move you can be confident that your mathematics degree will have given you a range of skills that are in high demand in many career sectors. The strengths of mathematicians include advanced numeracy skills, the ability to analyse and interpret large quantities of data, logical and analytical thought processes and problem solving abilities, often linked with good IT skills that have been developed through your studies.

      Some of the career options for mathematics graduates include: teaching, investment banking and the financial sector, engineering, accountancy, research and statistics, actuaries, insurance, management consultancy, government and public administration and science.

      Mathematics students from Bolton have a good record in obtaining graduate-level posts. In recent years, graduates from Bolton have found employment in merchant banks and the actuarial profession, as well as taking up graduate training programmes for management posts.

      A proportion of our students also go on to take higher degrees, usually an MSc in mathematics or statistics, or a PhD.

      For careers ideas and advice visit www.mathscareers.org.uk

      Professional recognition

      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 taught masters degrees.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
      2016/17 £9,000£9,000£9,000   £27,000
      2017/18   £9,246£9,246£9,246 £27,738
      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
      2016/17 £11,250£11,250£11,250   £33,750
      2017/18   £12,000£12,000£12,000 £36,000
      More International Fee information

      No hidden extras

      We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

      • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

      • All mandatory site visits or field trips

      • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

      • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

      • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

      *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For further information and details of how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Nick Clarke (Admissions Tutor)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903133

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Jonathan Kelly (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903134

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.