This is for you if... you want to study mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
Our integrated Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) Foundation Year degrees are aimed at students who wish to study a STEM subject, such as mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
•By completing the STEM Foundation Year you will automatically progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.
•You will be taught by our expert academic staff from across a number of departments.
•The course does not require a maths test for entry, but it will cover the A-level maths syllabus and understanding of this will be measured before you progress.
•The course strongly emphasises the development of essential professional and personal skills, which are necessary throughout your studies and beyond.
•During your foundation year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all our support services.
•You will have a personal tutor to support you.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
24 September 2018
Please see website for further details.
As well as lectures, your course will involve regular group meetings, run by both staff and other students, where students’ work is discussed. You will gain experience in presenting mathematical arguments to fellow students, which will enhance and develop your presentation and communication skills.
Development of ICT and programming skills is an integral part of all our mathematics degrees. Through a combination of computer labs and dedicated modules, you will learn to use the computational functions in Excel, program in Matlab and VBA and use LaTeX for scientific writing. However, no previous knowledge of computing is needed for any of our degrees.
A typical week for a first or second year student might consist of nine or ten hours of lectures, about four hours of small group working and about three hours of problem classes or computer classes. You will also spend several hours a week on private study: review of lecture material, problem solving, additional reading and preparing for tutorials.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||AS-level Mathematics or Physics must have been taken. If not, must have at least grade A*/A in GCSE Mathematics or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Typically subject should be Engineering or a Physical Science. Please contact department to check subject suitability.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.