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The BSc in Mathematics with Professional Placement has an essential core of pure mathematics linked with modules from applied mathematics, statistics, computing, finance and operational research. The course is flexible, allowing you to specialise as you progress or to maintain a broad range of modules from the major branches of mathematics. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician and/or statistician at an organisation in the UK or Europe. You will have support to apply for a placement and they 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. It should be noted that responsibility for securing placements rests with the student. Distinctive Features of the Programme Studying Mathematics at Cardiff: • offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics • encourages 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 • has an emphasis on independent learning • provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience on a salaried Industrial placement year.
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
Further information for International applicants can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international#
|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 A in Maths 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.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English C/4 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.