Coventry University Maths

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Coventry University Maths

Coventry University Maths

Mathematics BSc (Hons)


This course runs in 2017/18. 

Mathematics is the language of science, technology and finance, underpinning our understanding of fundamental concepts from the structure of the universe to the use of error-correcting codes and encryption in your mobile phone.


Our Mathematics course aims to deliver the training you will need to work in a wide range of careers where analytical skills are required. As well as developing an appreciation for the intrinsic importance and beauty of mathematics – whether in academia, industry or finance – you will be taught to structure your approach to practical problem solving and communicate your solutions effectively.

If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • a course which meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) – when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees;
  • employer links with National Grid, MathWorks, Unipart, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover;
  • one-to-one support from the Mathematics Support Centre, organised by sigma, the University’s internationally-renowned Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support;
  • placement opportunities to apply for with companies that have previously included: National Grid, GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals and Morgan Stanley financial services;
  • being taught by active researchers in Applied Mathematics, who carry out the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) scored 86% of outputs as world-leading or internationally excellent; the chance to study abroad as part of the Erasmus scheme.







Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the accreditors standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.


Your first year lays the foundation for the study of mathematics, sharing modules with the Mathematics and Physics, and Mathematics and Statistics degrees. You will also develop associated academic and professional skills.

The second year deepens your knowledge of the common mathematical methods core, adding a study of the foundations of mathematics and giving you the opportunity to choose from a selection of topics including graph theory, electromagnetism, and statistical modelling.

The final year continues the above themes and provides a wider choice of option modules. The final year also offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial dissertation project on a mathematical topic with the support of an individual supervisor.


Your timetable will be based on lectures, computer laboratory sessions and example classes. We schedule weekly sessions where your module lecturers are available to provide support, and on top of group work sessions you will have regular personal tutorials. The Mathematics Support Centre is open seven days a week to provide you with one-to-one support. The Centre also has specialist staff to provide extra support for dyslexic students.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.


Our Mathematics courses are ranked 8th by Guardian University Guide 2018


 An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • formal examinations 47%;
  • coursework, including tests and group work 47%;
  • practical work, including presentations 6%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.


Each module has a different mix between lectures, tutorials and labs. In a typical week you will have 15-19 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of personal academic tutorial (or later, individual project supervision) each week

Medium group teaching: 6-12 hours of tutorials, laboratories and studio sessions each week

Large group teaching: 6-12 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: approximately 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time, including some guided study using handouts, online activities etc.

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

Typical Offers

A-Levels: ABB-BBB to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Assessed on an individual basis

Access: Assessed on an individual basis

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 31 points to include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher level

Find out more about acceptable equivalent qualifications.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

A Mathematics degree can give you a significant advantage in the finance sector, opening up a wide- range of career opportunities in industry, accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management, and scientific research.

Studying this course can indicate to employers your advanced numerical and analytical ability. It can show determination and good problem-solving skills.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.


Included in the fees:

  • Specified core reading material and software (to run on a Windows environment);
  • Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year.

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here. 

No Hidden Extras is part of our student promise, and by accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University.


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students’ employability, and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Click here for further details.


To enhance your employability and create global graduates, Coventry University enables you to study abroad as part of our programme of study. This includes Europe (through the Erasmus scheme), America and Asia.


Centre for Global Engagement logoDid you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we’ve been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

The objectives of the programme, in which eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Explore our Global Leaders Programme.

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