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Mathematics plays a hugely important role in the modern world, from predicting your shopping habits to enabling technological and scientific innovation. Our Year in Industry programme enables you to gain paid industry experience in addition to being taught by our internationally-renowned mathematicians and statisticians, ensuring that you are fully prepared for your future career. You will be encouraged to fulfil your potential whilst studying in our friendly and dynamic school based in the multi-award-winning Sibson Building. Your studies To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll attend small group tutorials in Stage 1, where you can practice the new mathematics you’ll be learning, ask questions and work with other students to find solutions. You’ll study a mixture of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics, providing you with a solid foundation for your later studies. In Stage 2, you study some core modules which build upon the material learnt at Stage 1. You also start to tailor your degree to your interests through our range of optional modules. Throughout Stages 1 and 2, you attend specialist programme of workshops and events designed to ensure you have the best possible opportunity of securing a placement. Our in-house Placements Team will support you throughout the process. If you successfully secure a placement, you will spend a year working between Stages 2 and 3. In Stage 3 you return from your placement and continue to explore the areas you enjoy through our optional modules. Accreditation This degree meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees. MMath If you’d like to take your learning further and explore topics in greater detail, you can incorporate a year of masters-level study as part of your degree with our MMath programme (UCAS: G103). The MMath offers a fantastic alternative to the traditional BSc to MSc pathway and can be covered by the same stream of Student Finance as our other three- and four-year undergraduate degrees. Foundation Year If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take a four-year Mathematics with a Foundation Year degree (UCAS: G108). The Foundation Year provides an opportunity for you to develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, fully preparing you for university study before you progress onto your chosen mathematics programme. Superb student experience The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) at Kent has a thriving student culture, with students from all degree programmes and all degree stages participating in student activities and taking on active roles in the School. As a SMSAS student you benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society. You can become a Student Rep and share the views of your fellow students to bring about changes. You could be employed as a Student Ambassador, earning money while you study by inspiring the next generation of mathematicians. Or join one of the society committees and organise socials and events for SMSAS students. You will be encouraged to make the most of your time at university and will have access to support and guidance throughout your studies.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics at grade A, Use of Maths A level is not accepted as a required subject. Or if taking both A-level Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics then the offer is: ABC including Mathematics at grade A and Further Mathematics at grade B. Use of Maths A level is not accepted as a required subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.|
|Access to HE Diploma||The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.|
|Scottish Higher||Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||overall or 16 points at HL including Mathematics or Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches 6 at HL|
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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Fees and funding
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