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BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year (Sandwich including foundation year)

Liverpool John Moores University
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Course UCAS code: M593
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Foundation Year , Duration: 5 Years
Course Summary:
This degree will give you a solid grounding in how mathematics and statistics, supported by IT solutions, as applied to a wide variety of problems encountered in industry, business and research organisations. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don't have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Mathematics honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria). About the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree From the outset, your focus will be on mathematics and statistics, although you are not expected to have any prior knowledge of statistics when you start the course. These studies will build a solid foundation in quantitative methods, combined with an understanding of how to develop software and use mathematical and statistical applications and then in the final year, you have a chance to specialise in areas like financial modelling, operational research, multivariate analysis and data mining. This degree has a very high academic and professional standing and the School has been formally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent resources and dedicated staff. The School also boasts state-of-the-art facilities at its Byrom Street campus, with over 150 high performance computers and industry-standard software. We aim to improve your employability wherever possible on this course, which is why practical modules are introduced at every level. Most importantly, you can spend a sandwich year on a paid work placement to get a taste of what it's really like to work in industry. The School's strong links with over 450 local and national organisations mean that all of its courses are designed and developed to suit the needs of employers today, as well as creating excellent work placements for students. Currently we have close ties with Corus, Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, IBM, Eutechnyx, Jagex, Spiral House, Heinz, Liverpool Direct, Pilkington, MBNA Bank, HM Treasury, Lloyds TSB, Merseyside Police, Thames Water Authority, AstraZeneca, Littlewoods, Vauxhall Motors and GlaxoSmithKline to name but a few.
Modules:
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 3 •Foundation Mathematics •Introductory Foundation Physics •Additional Foundation Physics •Algorithms and Computing •Programming •Engineering and Technology Practice Level 4 •Mathematical Methods •Linear Algebra •Modelling •Data Exploration and Analysis •Mathematical Computer Programming Level 5 •Further Mathematical Methods •Numerical Methods •Statistical Modelling •Probability and Risk •Personal and Professional Development •Independent Skills Development Sandwich degree: Year-long placement •Level 6 •Project •Operational Research •Statistics in the Workplace •Multivariate Analysis •Data Mining •Advanced Calculus •Mathematical Biology •Business Systems Analysis •Engineering Analysis Further guidance on modules Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment Methods:
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of exam and coursework assessment methods for each module. Typically 25% of your mark comes from coursework and 75% from an exam, although some modules are assessed entirely by coursework done in the computer lab.
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15 January

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You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £10,600
Faculty of Engineering and Technology:
Tel. 0151 231 2777
Email. [email protected]

 
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