Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Mathematical Sciences (W43)

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Course summary

This diploma will give you a thorough grounding in pure and applied mathematical concepts, theories and their uses, with the option to combine them with statistics to suit your needs and interests. You'll get practice with essential methods and tools; gain an appreciation of abstract mathematics and mathematical modelling; increase your familiarity with mathematical software; and build experience of communicating mathematical arguments and conclusions. Key features of the course

  • Covers essential topics in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics
  • Uses relevant software to investigate and solve problems; analyse and interpret data
  • Provides options to either focus on mathematics or also include statistics
  • Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge
  • Builds a solid foundation on which to continue on to an accredited degree

Course details


This diploma has two stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll normally start Stage 1 with a 30-credit introductory module followed by three further 30-credit modules in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. In Stage 2, you’ll combine either two or three of the following subjects: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical skills. You have a choice of starting module depending on your current skill level. You can check you're ready and find out which module is your best starting point at our website by clicking the link below.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12912 Whole course
International £12912 Whole course
England £12912 Whole course
Channel Islands £12912 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £12912 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4296 Whole course
Scotland £4296 Whole course
Wales £5232 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mathematical Sciences (W43) at Open University - UCAS