Mathematics at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

If you’re curious about numbers and how they’re used practically in the ‘real world’, a Mathematics BSc can lead you down many career paths. The course is taught by a team of internationally renowned research active academics putting success of students upfront and eager to share passion for mathematics. Mathematics is an ancient subject which, from its earliest days, has underpinned much of daily life, in finance, commerce, science, technology, engineering and even philosophy – from understanding the structure of the universe and predicting earthquakes to interpreting error-correcting codes on digital devices and enabling us to stream music and video. In this course you will:

  • Gain expertise in advanced analytical and numerical techniques for mathematical formulation and quantitative solution of real world problems
  • Hone abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills to become a globally competent mathematician aware of their social responsibilities
  • Become adept at quickly learning new complex ideas and confidently contributing solutions via personal impact and effective collaboration
Key Course Benefits
  • You will be taught by a teaching team which includes active world renowned researchers in applied mathematics with expertise in fluid dynamics and complex systems, who share their cutting edge research expertise through teaching and supervising projects.
  • The teaching team is passionate about and uniquely oriented towards success and well being of their students
  • Our extensive faculty links with potential employers, including National Grid, MathWorks, Unipart, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover, help us to maintain an excellent track record for graduate employability.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to access our computing facilities, which enable you to gain experience using mathematical software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®.
  • You’ll have the option to access one-to-one assistance from Sigma, the University’s internationally renowned Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support, which previously won the Times Higher Education (THE) award for Outstanding Support for Students.


Year One This course has a common first year. In the first year, the curriculum is shared across related courses allowing you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and third years, to specialist modules in your chosen field. We want your degree to fit around you, so upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first-year courses Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons) Physics and Mathematics BSc (Hons) Modules Calculus - 20 Credits Algebra - 20 Credits Programming 1: Concepts and Algorithms - 20 Credits Probability and Statistics - 20 Credits Mechanics and Numerical Methods - 20 Credits Mathematical Case Studies - 20 Credits Year Two In the second year you will develop the mathematics which you started in year one, concentrating further on a core of theoretical and applicable mathematics, from more advanced algebra and calculus, through ordinary and partial differential equations to real analysis and a strand of statistical study. Modules Further Calculus and Complex Analysis - 20 credits Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 20 Credits Groups and Rings - 20 Credits Partial Differential Equations and Analytical Mechanics - 20 Credits Real Analysis - 20 Credits Linear Statistical Models - 20 Credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year The final year continues the themes of developing expertise in pure and applied mathematics. In addition to core advanced modules, you will be provided with a wide choice of options from modules such as Topology and Applications, Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, and Financial Mathematics. You will also do a substantial research project on a mathematical topic with a tailored support from an individually selected supervisor. Modules Number Theory and Cryptography - 20 Credits Advanced Topics in Mathematics - 20 Credits Fluid Dynamics - 20 Credits Project - 20 credits Optional Modules (Choose two out of the four modules):

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Topology and Applications
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • Advanced Topics in Statistics
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Mathematics at Coventry University - UCAS