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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.

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

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Additional fee information

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