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BSc (Hons) Mathematics

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: G100
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** If you enjoy solving problems, applying logic to complex issues, and want to learn a skill set valued by many employers, this BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree course is the perfect choice. You’ll tackle a blend of mathematical theory and practical application, setting yourself up for a career in anything from finance and IT to marketing and government research. Accredited by This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK's professional body for mathematicians. This assures employers that you have the skills, experience and professionalism to work as a professional mathematician. It also allows you to become a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) more quickly, with additional experience and study after the course. 92% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017) 98% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018) **What you'll experience** On this course you'll: - Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions - Cover topics like statistics, operational research and modelling - Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems - Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software - Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools **Careers and opportunities** After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Previous students have been on placement with household names, including: - IBM - L’Oréal - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - Transport for London We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. "The course is really interesting and the lecturers are fantastic – I completed a module based on mathematical ciphers, which was a lot of fun." Pippa Cooke, Mathematics Student
Modules:
What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits. Year 1 Core modules in this year include: Calculus I Computational Mathematics Linear Algebra Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Models Statistical Theory and Methods I There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills Calculus II Real and Complex Analysis Optional modules in this year currently include: Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP) Mathematics for Finance Mechanics and Dynamics Numerical Analysis Operational Research Statistical Theary and Methods II Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications Optional modules in this year currently include: Abstract Algebra Advanced Analysis Advanced Decision Modelling Financial Derivative Pricing Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Modern Astrophysics I Nonlinear Dynamics Project Project in Mathematics Quantitive Supply Chain Management Statistical Learning Statistics in Health Research and Social Science Stochastic Processes Undergraduate Ambassador
Assessment Methods:
You’ll be assessed through: examinations written coursework multiple-choice tests presentations mini projects a major piece of supervised independent work You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows: Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework Year 3 students: 68% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 30% by coursework
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University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

 
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