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Our BSc Mathematics course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It focuses on a principled approach to the foundations of mathematics and specific analytical skills required for the challenges of the information age.
Mathematics provides the advanced tools and techniques needed for facing tasks, and takes an increasingly significant role in future developments, as IT systems and "big data" become ever more central to modern life. The course also incorporates elements of computing as well as more traditional applied mathematics modules.
Throughout the course you will practise business report writing, presentation skills and learn the issues faced by the scientific community when developing leading-edge research. In the final year, you will undertake an individual research project which is mentored by an academic supervisor and contributes towards a significant portion of the final degree classification.
Employers like mathematics as an academic discipline. By dealing with and communicating complex concepts and ideas it trains the mind in a way that will never become outdated. It allows students to hone analytical skills that are valued by industry across many different sectors. The course has been specifically designed to meet the huge demand for skilled mathematics graduates in finance and computer science.
Graduates may be employed in a broad range of positions; for instance in research and development teams as part of a large company or in start-ups, as trainee analysts and consultants. Graduates may also continue their training in MSc, PhD courses, or pursue teaching and education careers.
Key course benefits:
Accredited by the institute of Mathematics (IMA)
86% Overall Satisfaction (NSS, 2017)
This course is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (2017 Guardian League Table)
- Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.
The course is taught over three years with optional modules in the final year including Simulation Techniques; Portfolio Analysis; Financial Mathematics; Time Series; Approximation Theory and Methods; Chaos and Dynamical Systems; Classical Mechanics; Option Theory; Mathematics Report and Game Theory. There is also the option of completing a placement year.
How to apply
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - ABB||Including A-Level Mathematics at minimum grade B.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
Plus an additional A-Level Mathematics at grade B.
For other BTEC combinations please see Aston's web pages.
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics Grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including grade 5 in Mathematics.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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