University of the West of Scotland

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics programme is designed to fulfil the requirements of the QAA subject benchmark statement for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) (2015). The overall aim of the programme is to develop individuals with a range of transferable graduate skills, who will acquire Honours-level knowledge and skills in Mathematics. Students electing to take the relevant options at Levels 9 and 10 will also acquire Honours-level knowledge and skills in Statistics. The programme offers the fundamentals of Mathematics and Statistics as core science. Presentations, group exercises and computer laboratory sessions develop applied practical and communication skills. Across the four years of the programme, increasingly complex understanding of Mathematics and Statistics, viz. Algebra, Calculus, Probability & Statistics, is developed. In each year, students have the option to study modules in other disciplines, preferably Chemistry, Computing, or Physics. Examples of such choices at Level 7 can be found below. This allows for the broadening of the educational experience and an opportunity for students to interact with peers in other disciplines. In accordance with the relevant benchmarks, graduates should be able to demonstrate: • a sound understanding of the basic body of knowledge for the course of study, normally including calculus and linear algebra; • the attainment of a suitable level of skill in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge and some capability to solve problems formulated within it; • the application of core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques; • an understanding of logical arguments, identifying the assumptions made and the conclusions drawn; • a familiarity with the notion of mathematical modelling and the attainment of a suitable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods; • an ability to communicate straightforward arguments and conclusions accurately and clearly; • competent use of appropriate computer technology, and; • the ability to manage their own learning and make use of appropriate resources. Further, the programme is aligned with the UWS Graduate Attributes, which states that UWS graduates should be: • universal - globally relevant with comprehensively applicable abilities, skills and behaviours; • work ready - dynamic and prepared for employment in complex, ever-changing environments which require lifelong learning and resilience, and; • successful - as a UWS graduate with a solid foundation on which to continue succeeding and realising (my) potential, across various contexts. The programme will encourage the student to engage in lifelong learning, study, and enquiry and to appreciate the value of mathematics and statistics to society. It will also assist the student to develop the skills required for both autonomous practice and team-working. Opportunities for further study Honours graduates may choose to pursue further study of Mathematics and/or Statistics through Masters or Doctoral programmes at this or other universities. Further, graduates may choose to study for a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary, at this or other universities.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Qualification requirements

Year 2 Entry: ADVANCED HIGHERS: CCD including Mathematics plus English at SCQF Level 5 (e.g. National 5, Standard Grade (Grade 3 or above), Intermediate 2). A-LEVEL: BCC including Mathematics plus GCSE (Grade C or above) English.

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Mathematics at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS