Coventry University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our extensive faculty links with potential employers, including National Grid, MathWorks, Unipart, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover, help us to maintain an excellent track record for graduate employability.
You’ll have access to our computing facilities, which enable you to gain experience using mathematical software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®. You’ll also receive one-to-one assistance from Sigma, the University’s internationally-renowned Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support, which previously won the Times Higher Education (THE) award for Outstanding Support for Students.
You’ll be taught by teaching team which include active researchers in applied mathematics with expertise in fluid dynamics and complex systems, who share their research findings through teaching and supervising projects. You may also be provided with the opportunity to competitively apply for paid summer research internships at no additional cost. Past students have, for example, undertaken internships analysing social networks of past cultures through ancient and mythological narratives or studied lattice models of polymers.
Our course offers an international perspective, with opportunities to conduct Online International Learning (OIL) activities with students from around the world, participate in field trips overseas or spend a year studying abroad in Europe, America or Australia. We have opportunities for student exchanges and visiting scholars thanks to our close links with the University of Grenoble and are members of the FrancoGerman Doctoral School for Complex Systems and Out-of-Equilibrium Systems, together with the Universities of Lorraine, Leipzig and Lviv.
Note that travel costs for mandatory field trips are covered by the University’s flying-start scheme. Optional field trips and student exchanges may be subject to additional costs, application processes, meeting applicable visa requirements and availability.
Key Course Benefits
Strong student satisfaction – 93% both for overall satisfaction and for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
- Meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Mathematician with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), if followed by appropriate training and experience. Please check with the awarding body for more details.
Your main study themes are:
Algebra and calculus: We will cover the core mathematical methods with an introduction to abstract algebra, including some number theory. We will examine the theory of real functions and the mathematics underpinning it, together with the calculus of complex functions and how to differentiate and integrate functions of complex numbers.
Mathematical and numerical analysis: Provides a rigorous foundation in the analysis of sequences, series and continuous functions, including differentiability and the Riemann integral. We will examine a variety of numerical analysis methods, such as graph theory, and develop basic scientific programming skills to be able to use relevant programming languages, such as Python or Matlab.
- Mathematical modelling: We will explore means of mathematical modelling, using case studies to illustrate different techniques and then applying them during laboratory sessions. We cover differential equations, including linear and nonlinear systems, qualitative theory, phase space, phase portraits, trajectories and the bifurcation theory for parametrized equations. We also study partial differential equation and the methods to solve them, including separation of variables, method of characteristics, integral transforms, Green’s function etc. We will develop the use of Newtonian mechanics and its use in modelling physical situations, together with a brief introduction to special relativity.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website
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- Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB - BBB||to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered on an individual basis.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Considered on an individual basis.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||to include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level.|
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course.
The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.
If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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024 7765 2222
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