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Mathematics (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0), an ideal choice if you don’t have the necessary qualifications to study a standard degree. This foundation course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). This course will provide you with a range of practical skills in mathematics as well as work experience which will be invaluable to you when embarking on a career related to mathematics.

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More about this course

Our Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree begins with a preparatory year designed to build your confidence and academic capabilities while helping you gain skills in several areas. This preparatory year will help you attain all the base knowledge you’ll need to succeed during the rest of your course.

The foundation year on this course is shared with other foundation year degrees. In this preparatory year you’ll learn a variety of skills across different subjects, including cyber security, computer networks, mathematics and programming, helping you to build an understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics.

If you find yourself more interested in a different area of mathematics or computing following your foundation year there is the option to specialise.

London Met has an advanced Cisco lab, IT security lab, electronics and microprocessor labs to facilitate your studies. The University also has connections with major companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and IMB to ensure you gain all the industry experience and skills to succeed in your career.

Following your foundation year, you’ll study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Mathematics BSc (Hons) degree.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Assessment

Your assessments will include:

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

 

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code G110
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Entry requirements

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) or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

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

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Data Analysis and Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Mathematical Proofs and Structure

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics and Group Theory
  • Further Calculus
  • Project Management
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Academic Independent Study
  • Algebra and Analysis 
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Work Related Learning II 
  • Cryptography and Number Theory
  • Error Correcting Codes
  • Financial Modelling and Forecasting

After the course

A degree in mathematics can open up a wide range of career options. You could take up a role in scientific research, design and development, management services, computing, financial work, statistical work or teaching. You could also go on to do postgraduate study.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Additional costs

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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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