University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics with a foundation year (4 years)

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Course summary

Mathematics plays a hugely important role in the modern world, from enabling technological and scientific innovation to predicting shopping habits. It underpins key areas in the sciences including data analysis, computer science and statistics and opens up a range of careers and areas for further study. At Kent, you’re more than your grades and, whatever your age or educational background, our foundation years can help you to gain the skills you need to study at university. Choose Mathematics at Kent because:

  • you’ll be studying in a supportive and welcoming environment, where we are as determined as you are to ensure you reach your goals
  • as a foundation-year student, you are a full member of the University and can take part in all student activities
  • you are taught by internationally renowned mathematicians and statisticians whose varied interests lead to a broad range of optional modules
  • in your first year, to help ensure the move from A level to degree-level study goes smoothly, you attend small group tutorials where you work closely with other students, practising the new mathematics you are learning
  • you have access to a range of professional mathematical and statistical software including Maple, MATLAB and Minitab
  • the BSc degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • you’ll be joining a diverse and welcoming School where you are supported via seminars, workshops and employability events to make the most of your time at Kent; our student-run Mathematics and Actuarial Society organises talks and workshops, socials and networking events as well as extra revision sessions.
In your foundation year you develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, fully preparing you for progression onto your chosen mathematics programme. In your first year, you study a mixture of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. You build on this foundation in your second year, when it’s also possible to take optional modules, as you begin to discover the areas of the subject that most interest you. In your final year, you can tailor your degree by selecting modules that match your future ambitions. There are a wide range of options in areas such as computational statistics, mathematics in the financial world, games and strategy, and data collection as well as polynomials, graphs and combinatorics and stochastic processes.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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