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UDMATSCI - BSc Mathematical Sciences

Course Specification


Validation status Validated
Highest award Bachelor of Science Level Honours
Possible interim awards Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education, Bachelor of Science
Total credits for course 360
Awarding institution London Metropolitan University
Teaching institutions London Metropolitan University
School School of Computing and Digital Media
Subject Area Communications Technology and Mathematics
Attendance options
Option Minimum duration Maximum duration
Full-time 3 YEARS 4 YEARS
Part-time 4 YEARS  
Course leader Nebojsa Folic

Course learning outcomes / Module cross reference

1. mathematical methods and techniques, including algebra and calculus.

Met by studying all core modules.

2. a range of modelling techniques, their limitations and applications .
Met by studying all core modules.

3. the importance of using a structured mathematical or analytical approach to problem
solving.
Met by studying all core modules.

4. the social and ethical responsibilities of a mathematician.
Met by studying all core modules.

5. the role of mathematical techniques in the modern business environment .
Met by studying all core modules.

6. the limitations of the methods and be able to evaluate the feasibility of solutions, use
appropriate software, analyse and interpret the results:

Mathematical Programming, Project
Management, Computational Mathematics,
Mathematical Modelling

Principle QAA benchmark statements

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

Assessment strategy

Students are assessed via tests, exams, essays, individual and group research projects and a final dissertation with regular supportive feedback.

Organised work experience, work based learning, sandwich year or year abroad

Students will be encouraged to undertake a (usually paid) sandwich placement between the level 5 and level 6. There will also be core 15 credits module in semester 2, Work Related Learning, at level 5. This module will give opportunity to students to gain skills and experience from work environment.

Course specific regulations

BSc Mathematical Sciences students will take:
MA4010 Calculus and Linear Algebra at level 5;
MA5010 Further Calculus and Differential Equations at level 6.

If attendance falls below 75% on a module, reassessment opportunities will not be available and instead the module will have to be retaken the following year with attendance and payment of fees. Mitigating circumstances cannot be claimed for missed classes; however Module Leaders will take account of absences that are a consequence of recorded disability or otherwise recorded as 'Authorised Absence' when applying the 75% threshold.

Modules required for interim awards

BSc Mathematical Sciences students will take:

MA4010 Calculus and Linear Algebra at level 5;

MA5010 Further Calculus and Differential Equations at level 6.

Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditations & exemptions

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.

Career opportunities

You'll graduate this course with skills in mathematics, statistics, operational research and IT – all of which are highly sought after by employers in a number of sectors. Our previous graduates have gone on to roles such as analysts and financial advisors.

You'll also have the opportunity to study modules that are particularly relevant in the workplace, such as mathematical modelling, simulation and data mining.

This course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study. Previous students have gone on to enrol on the PGCE in Secondary Mathematics Teaching course, and become secondary school teachers.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CDE in three A levels or BC in at least two A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma, Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Official use and codes

Approved to run from 2013/14 Specification version 1 Specification status Validated
Original validation date 01 Feb 2012 Last validation date 01 Feb 2012  
Sources of funding HE FUNDING COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND
JACS codes G100 (Mathematics): 100%
Route code MATSCI

Course Structure

Stage 1 Level 04 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
MA4005 Logic and Mathematical Techniques Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR THU AM
MA4020 Mathematical Programming Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON AM
MA4030 Mathematical Proofs and Structure Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR THU PM
MA4040 Financial Mathematics with Statistics 1 Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON PM

Stage 2 Level 05 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
MA4010 Calculus and Linear Algebra Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR THU AM
MA5020 Computational Mathematics Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR THU PM
MA5051 Project Management Core 15 NORTH AUT TUE PM
MA5052 Differential Equations Core 15 NORTH SPR TUE PM
MA5030 Discrete Mathematics and Group Theory Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON PM
MA5040 Financial Mathematics with Statistics 2 Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR TUE AM

Stage 3 Level 06 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
MA5011 Further Calculus Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR FRI AM
MA6020 Mathematical Modelling Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED PM
FC6P01 Project Alt Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED AM
          NORTH AUT WED AM
          NORTH SPR WED AM
MA6P52 Academic Independent Study Alt Core 15 NORTH SPR WED PM
          NORTH AUT WED PM
FC6W51 Work Related Learning II Option 15 NORTH SPR WED PM
          NORTH AUT WED PM
MA6010 Algebra and Analysis Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED AM
MA6030 Cryptography and Coding Theory Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR FRI PM
MA6040 Financial and Statistical Modelling Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR THU PM
XK0000 Extension of Knowledge Module Option 15 NORTH SPR    
          NORTH AUT