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Course summary

If you are excited by the idea of using mathematics to solve real business problems, this degree could be for you. It’s challenging, rewarding and opens doors to a wide range of career choices, from business and finance to engineering, data science and teaching. You will develop your knowledge of mathematical methods and techniques and get the chance to apply these to real problems through projects and placements. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE: STUDENT SATISFACTION: In the 2023 National Student Survey, 100% of students agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating, and 90% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things WORKING WITH INDUSTRY: In year two, you’ll work on a real problem set by an employer. You’ll also get the chance to take a year in industry as well as to study and work abroad for a semester, which will broaden your experience and boost your employment prospects. VIBRANT COMMUNITY: You’ll join a friendly community including our enthusiastic Mathematics Society and research-active lecturers. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with research projects which our teaching team are working on. NO EXAMS!: We’ll assess you via other methods throughout your degree instead. OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR: Gain valuable experience in industry by taking an optional placement year between years two and three. HOW YOU’LL LEARN: You’ll learn in a variety of ways – lectures, seminars and tutorials will give you the opportunity to develop understanding. Practical sessions will give you the chance to develop your skills in both equipment use and the evaluation of experimental procedures and data. In your third year you’ll take an Individual Project module where you’ll be encouraged to use and apply research and innovation tools and approached in a practical context. Team working will also allow you to develop interpersonal and communication skills – an important skill for the workplace.  There is also a weekly drop-in clinic for students to receive one-to-one help and support from dedicated and understanding staff. Practical projects, including those set by external organisations, are a key feature of this course. You will also build vital transferable skills such as problem-solving, communication, digital skills, teamwork and networking. YOUR CAREER: Follow in the footsteps of our high-flying graduates who have gone on to work for organisations such as the London Stock Exchange, Microsoft and IBM. Employers recognise and value the problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills and competences that our graduates can offer. You will therefore discover a wide range of career opportunities available to you. Career paths include banking, finance, business, IT or teaching to name but a few. STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available without a Foundation Year option.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mathematics with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS