Mathematical Sciences - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
If you love mathematics but have missed out on formal qualifications, this course will help you develop knowledge and skills in your areas of interest. You’ll enhance your problem-solving, mathematical reasoning, statistics, research and IT skills. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
This course gives you the chance to build on the areas of mathematical science that you’re interested in by offering a wide variety of optional modules. Choose from topics such as financial mathematics, coding theory, and algebra and analysis.
You’ll gain a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics, as well as the skills to apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts. You’ll develop problem-solving skills, IT proficiency and research techniques, as well as learning about the ways maths might be used in the workplace.
You're assessed through a variety of methods such as coursework, problem-solving case studies, essays, exams, group work in the form of oral presentation and written reports, an individual portfolio and a final dissertation.
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.
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 72 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 or above (or equivalent)
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Mathematics Extended Degree.
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.
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:
- Financial Mathematics with Statistics 1
- Logic and Mathematical techniques
- Mathematical Proof and Structures
- Mathematical Programming
Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:
- Calculus and Linear Algebra
- Computational Mathematics
- Differential Equations
- Project Management
- Discrete Mathematics and Group Theory (option)
- Financial Mathematics with Statistics 2 (option)
Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:
- Academic Independent Study
- Further Calculus
- Mathematical Modelling
- Algebra and Analysis (option)
- Financial and Statistical Modelling (option)
- Cryptography and Coding Theory (option)
- Work-related Learning 2 (optional)
“I have decided to do this course because I love mathematics and this course has given me the opportunity to deepen this love. I am able to study modules that I enjoy with other students who share the same interests as me. There are friendly teachers, well-equipped labs and the library staff are very helpful and encourage me to explore more fields of mathematics.”
“At London Met I don’t feel as though I only study mathematics, I feel like I’m part of a community of people who share the passion I feel for the subject and the drive to do well. If I could give any advice to anyone thinking of joining the mathematics subject area at London Met it would be stop thinking and secure your place - you will never look back.”
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.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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