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Mathematics Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

If you want to study an undergraduate mathematics degree but don't have the required qualifications for a standard three year degree, this accredited course is designed to help. It includes a foundation year which covers the foundations of mathematics necessary for further study. Pass successfully, and you will then begin one of our undergraduate mathematics courses. Depending on what you choose, you could be learning more about algebra, calculus, cryptography, computational mathematics and more. Our in-house careers unit can also help you get crucial work experience. London Met has connections to major companies including Microsoft, CISCO and IBM.

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This accredited four year extended degree introduces you to the fundamentals of mathematics before continuing onto one of London Met's undergraduate courses.

In the foundation year (Year 0), you'll learn the basics of programming, cyber attack prevention, computer networking and mathematics. We'll show you a range of mathematical techniques involving algebraic properties and graphs of the algebraic, logarithm, exponential and trigonometric functions. By understanding how to use precise mathematical arguments and solutions with the right notational and stylistic conventions, you'll be ready for further undergraduate study.

Our mathematics degrees are supported by a range of specialists. The staff include maths and programming lecturers, learning managers, academic mentors, success coaches and personal academic tutors.

When you join London Met, you'll have access to world class facilities. We have highly advanced CISCO labs, an IT security and forensics lab, electronics and microprocessor labs and creative technology labs for you to use throughout your degree.

We also have connections to major companies, including CISCO, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and IBM. Our in-house employment unit provides you with opportunities for paid work experience, the emphasis being to develop skills that will improve your employability after graduation.

Assessment

There is a continuous assessment approach which includes:

  • regular online quizzes
  • lab-based tests
  • short answer tests
  • individual and group assignments

Diagnostic and other formative assessments will help us identify if and where you may need individual support.

Professional accreditation

Our mathematics courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 4 from 2017) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

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.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rataher than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry in only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

Specific qualifications that may make you eligible for advanced entry to this course include up to 50% of credits from Accounting Prior Credited Learning/Accounting Prior Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL).

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Friday morning
    • all year (January start) - Thursday afternoon

    On this module students will learn the fundamental knowledge concerning computer security, basic cyber threats and the corresponding detection and defence techniques. Core security concepts, terminology, technologies and professional cyber security skills will be introduced via case studies and laboratory experiments.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Wednesday afternoon

    This module introduces the basic concepts, and the design, of Analogue and Digital Electronics Communication Systems and Computer Networks. The module is designed to deliver basic concepts and applications through hands-on practical workshops.

    It is assessed by Progress Tests: Test 1 (week due 14), 25% weighting; Test 2 (Week due 24), 25%; Duration: 1 Hour each; and Coursework Assignment: Logbook (week due 30), 50%;

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Wednesday morning

    This module introduces students to a range of mathematical techniques involving algebraic properties and graphs of the algebraic, logarithm, exponential and trigonometric functions. Furthermore the module introduces mathematical techniques of differentiation and integration of simple functions.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (January start) - Thursday morning

    The module introduces students to theoretical concepts underpinning computer software design; and to programming using a high-level language concentrating on sequence, selection, iteration (loops) and list processing. It is assessed by individual tests (30% weighting) and a group programming assignment (30% weighting).

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Year 0 (Level 3) modules include:

  • Programming
  • Cyber Attack Prevention
  • Computer Networking
  • Mathematics

Modules at levels 4, 5 and 6 are determined by the path you choose following completion of Level 3. Pathway options include:

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Our mathematics students have gone on into careers as chartered accountants at Brackman Chopra, secondary school and self employed maths tutors, junior accountants at IMS Insurance Group and many more. The sectors you can enter generally include scientific research, design and development, management services and computing, financial work, statistical work, teaching and postgraduate study.

Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location 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

Applying for January 2018

You could start this course as soon as January 2018.

To begin a course starting in January you can either apply online (directly to the University – simply click the apply now button) or over the phone by calling the January hotline on .

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.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

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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