University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

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University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

This course shows you the full range of modern mathematics, from basic knowledge to advanced mathematical and statistical skills, and provides an understanding of their application to the formulation and solution of real-world problems.

What you will learn

You will learn a vital practical skill with deep insight which holds the key to advances in virtually all areas of our daily lives – from financial to computing to design, logistics to medicine, and travel to weather forecasting.   If you are looking for a career that involves shaping technological or scientific progress then mathematics is an ideal degree programme for you.

First Year:  You will study Mathematical Techniques 1, Linear Algebra, Applications of Computing, Basic Statistics, Applications of Mathematics, Numbers and Sets, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.

Second Year:  You will study a set of compulsory modules, which include Differential Equations, Mathematical Techniques 2, and Programming or Professional Teaching Skills, Graduate Skills, and Real Analysis.  You will also study some modules of your choice which may include algebra, numerical methods, Financial Markets and Portfolio Theory, Statistical Modelling, Number Theory, and Dynamics.

Third Year:  You have the option to take a placement year, in which you can undertake well-paid, supervised training in a relevant professional, industrial or commercial environment.  Study abroad opportunities are available in Europe, Australia, and the USA.  In some cases, you may be able to combine a shorter placement with some study abroad.

Final Year (3rd or 4th):  You will study a set of compulsory modules, which include Complex Analysis and Investigations in Mathematics.  Optional modules include Nonlinear Systems, Linear Optimisation, Waves and Fluids, Linear Modelling, Multivariate Statistics, Further Algebra, Space Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations, Dynamics and Geometry, Nonlinear Optimisation, Combinatorics and (from 2017-18) Further Numerical Methods.

Why choose this course?

Our Mathematics degree is a highly flexible course that allows you to specialise in whichever area of Mathematics interests you the most. We have particular teaching specialisms in various areas of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra, statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics. All students study a common first year of the Mathematics degree, but in Years 2 and 3 there are a range of different options available for you to specialise in applied mathematics, financial mathematics, or pure mathematics.

We take pride in our student-focused approach to teaching Mathematics. Our School is well regarded for its friendly and professional environment, which allows us to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to be a successful mathematician. We will support you throughout your degree so that you can achieve your full potential.

Entry requirements…

2017 entry 

UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

112 UCAS points

To include A level Maths at Grade C or above or a BTEC qualification in Applied Science plus A level Maths at Grade C or above. Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits of which 15 must be in Maths at a minimum of Merit.

IB – 112 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 5 or above and 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above to include Maths (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GSCE Maths at grade 4 or above and English Language at grade 3 or above

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered
– GCSE English language grade A-C
– IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IGradIMA)

Accredited by the Institute of Analysts and Programmers (GradIAP), depending on modules studied.