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The MMath in Mathematics with Professional Placement degree course has an essential core of pure mathematics linked with a range of modules from applied mathematics, statistics, computing, finance and operational research. You will have the opportunity to sample many of these branches of mathematics in your first year. The course is flexible, allowing you to specialise as you progress or to continue studying a broad range of modules from the major branches of mathematics. Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a range of mathematics modules designed to challenge and stimulate your academic curiosity. It is an ideal preparation for a career in research, business, government or a wide range of industries. You may simply want to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics and develop skills in demand by a range of prospective employers. We support you to become an independent learner, able to effectively tackle unseen problems. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician at an organisation in the United Kingdom or Europe. Placements can be undertaken with a wide range of providers across industry and government including many in the professional and financial services, the pharmaceutical industry and organisations such as the Office for National Statistics. You will have support from the School to apply, however the responsibility for securing a placement rests with the student and a placement cannot be guaranteed. You are free to transfer to the MMath Mathematics degree scheme if you decide not to take the Placement year or cannot secure a placement. Much of Year One is common to all of our degree schemes so a transfer to another Maths degree such as BSc Mathematics is usually possible. Distinctive Features of the Programme Studying Mathematics at Cardiff: • Will provide you with a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics • Will encourage an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning • Gives you the opportunity to study some applications of mathematics, and to develop problem-solving skills using mathematical and statistical techniques • Offers an education in mathematics appropriate for those intending to study for a PhD, become professional mathematicians, or who wish to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics • Gives you an opportunity to undertake a substantial mathematical project at an advanced level • Emphasis independent learning • Provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience on a salaried Industrial placement year which develops employability skills and enables you to explore possible career avenues.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||To include grade A in Mathematics. This offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD in BTEC plus grade A in Mathematics at A-level|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - AAB||To include grade A in Mathematics. This offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||36 points or 666 in 3 Higher Level subjects, to include 6 in Higher level Maths or Higher Level Maths Analysis and Approaches. Higher Level Maths Applications and Interpretations will be considered on a case-by-case basis but is not accepted as standard for entry.|
|Extended Project||A||Grade A in a Maths based EPQ and ABB at A Level including A in A Level Maths OR Grade A in a Maths based EPQ and BBB at A Level including B in A Level Maths|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English C/5 is required|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.