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Mathematics (Q31) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

This degree will take your understanding of the concepts, theories and applications of mathematics to graduate level, and give you the opportunity to study some statistics, theoretical physics or mathematics education. You’ll cover a wide range of topics and develop a secure understanding of mathematical problems and approaches. You’ll get plenty of practice with essential methods and tools; gain an appreciation of the role and construction of rigorous proof in mathematics; increase your familiarity with mathematical software; and build experience of communicating mathematical arguments and conclusions.

Key features of the course

  • Offers a wide selection of modules to fit your interests and ambitions

  • Covers a selection of topics in pure and applied mathematics with options in statistics, physics and education

  • Includes opportunities to develop your experience with mathematical methods and software

  • Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge

  • Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll normally start Stage 1 with a 30-credit introductory module followed by three further 30-credit modules in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study a 60-credit pure mathematics module followed by 60 credits from a choice of applied mathematics and statistics modules. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a further 120 credits from a range of advanced modules in mathematics, statistics and physics.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it’s very important you’re well prepared to study mathematics at this level.
Study skills for this qualification

You need some experience in mathematics – you must be comfortable with the following topics:

arithmetic of numbers, including negative numbers and fractions;
scientific notation for numbers (sometimes known as standard form);
powers of numbers including square roots;
using your scientific calculator effectively for the above topics, and for working with brackets and π;
using simple word formulas;
drawing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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