Sheffield Hallam University

Mathematics with foundation year Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary
• Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
• Learn about real-life applications of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling, problem-solving, and statistical methods.
• Use technology to apply mathematical techniques, and develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions.
• Work as part of a learning community within a maths-specific shared learning space.

On this course you learn how to use mathematics to solve problems in the real world – which could include environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts. In the real world, a problem is rarely presented mathematically. On this applied course you learn how to tackle these types of problems, preparing you for the workplace.

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Mathematics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
We want our graduates to succeed, so you engage with activities that help develop skills in solving problems as well as communicating outputs from them. These include group work, oral presentations, and poster creation. Throughout the degree you develop a range of practical skills, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

You learn through
• lectures
• tutorials
• IT sessions
• problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
• group and individual project work
• the opportunity to act as a mentor for other students
• progress meetings
• reflective action planning
• written or electronic coursework assignments
• presentations
• in-class tests
• examinations
In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental mathematical principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running.

Applied learning
Work placements
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and a salary of up to £22000 for the year. Students have been on placement at
• Covance
• HSBC
• NHS England
• Lloyds
• Pepsico
• Experian
• Mercedes
• IBM
• Department of Health
• Airbus
• Royal Mail
• ParExel
There are plenty of opportunities locally, but students have gone as far as China for their placement.
We will help you decide whether undertaking a placement is right for you, and will support you in making applications. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer.

Live projects
You have opportunities throughout the course to gain practical experience. The course has an applied focus, so you will look at solving real-life problems such as developing a model for a health epidemic, using data in credit scoring, creating sports fixture lists, and many others.
Support and learning environment

We have a strong, supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. This is helped by a maths-specific shared learning space, designed to combine student workspace with staff office space. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you work closely with other students in a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities to mix outside of formal teaching time.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Electrical And Electronic Principles 20
Foundation Mathematics 1 20
Foundation Mathematics 2 20
Fundamental Engineering Principles 20
Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing 20
Elective modules
Engineering Investigations 20
Mathematical Investigations 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Mathematical Methods 20
Mathematical Modelling 1 20
Mathematical Technology 20
Number And Structure 20
Probability And Statistics 20
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Explorations In Mathematics 20
Foreign Language 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Dynamical Systems & Fourier Analysis 20
Linear & Discrete Mathematics 20
Mathematical Analysis 20
Mathematical Modelling 2 20
Statistical Theory And Methods 20
Elective modules
Business Mathematics 20
Foreign Language 20
Mathematics Education 20
Programming With Mathematical Applications 20
Pure Mathematics In Practice 20

Assessment method

Coursework
Exams


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

CDD at A Level.
MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language at grade C or 4
Maths at grade C or 4
Science at grade C or 4

We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject.

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/mathematics/bsc-honours-mathematics-with-foundation-year/full-time/2020

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Listening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
PTE Academic 52.0 Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB


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