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Mathematics (BSc) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This challenging degree offers unparalleled flexibility, catering for the needs of future financial analysts, actuaries, software developers and school teachers, as well as academic and industrial mathematicians. You will be taught by world-leading researchers in a supportive environment. Pure Mathematics modules combine the work of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, while Applied Mathematics addresses real-world problems in biology, computing, climate science and finance. Flexible options enable you to explore in depth your love of mathematics, while studying other subjects you enjoy. Optional modules cover the entire range of mathematical sciences, including algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, pure and applied analysis, differential equations, and applications to physical and life sciences. Our graduates are rigorous thinkers with advanced analytical, problem solving and computing skills that can be applied across many career settings.

How will I be taught?

Each module is usually taught in three one-hour lectures per week, and you typically study four or five modules per term. In your first year, you meet your supervisor (a graduate student or final year undergraduate) twice a week to discuss the course material and go over submitted work. In your second and third years, lecture modules are accompanied by weekly support classes. Your personal tutor provides a further layer of learning and pastoral support.

Our approach to teaching is forward-looking and innovative. The first Analysis module is taught through structured group problem-solving. The Mathematics by Computer module is computer-based, introducing you to mathematical software that illustrates new concepts. The Experimental Mathematics module uses practical investigations into coupled pendula, soap films and nonlinear oscillators.

How will I be assessed?

Most modules are assessed by 15% coursework and 85% final examinations or by 100% exam, with almost all exams taken in the third term. Essays and projects, such as the final-year MMath project, are assessed by coursework and an oral presentation.

What opportunities are there for work experience or to study abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and BSc students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. MMath students can spend their third year abroad in Europe and receive MMath with Study in Europe.

The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level

    A*A*A + STEP

  • To include A*A*A + STEP To include grade A* in Mathematics, grade A* in Further Mathematics, grade A in one additional non-Maths subject and grade 1 in STEP

    OR

    A*A*A*
    To include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and a non-Maths subject

    OR

    A*A*AA

  • To include grade A* in Mathematics, grade A* in Further Mathematics and grades AA in two additional non-Maths subjects

    International Baccalaureate 39 points + STEP to include 6, 6, 6 in three subjects at Higher Level including Mathematics plus grade 1 in STEP.

    OR 39 to include 7,6,6 in three subjects at Higher Level including Mathematics.

  • Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) If you choose to take the MAT, depending on your performance in this test, you may be eligible for a reduced offer. As there is no scaling of marks in the MAT to ensure that the same proportion of students achieve certain marks from year to year, we cannot ask for a particular mark when making an offer. Instead, we use the MAT marks to compare between the applicants in each admissions cycle. As the 2018 cycle is the first time that the University of Warwick has used the MAT, we cannot currently provide data on the outcomes of applicants from previous cycles, but this is something we will endeavour to provide in future years.

  • TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission) If you choose to take the TMUA and achieve 6.5 or above, then you will be eligible for a reduced offer if you provide verification of your TMUA results to the University by the 15th January 2018.

    Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units and grade A* in A level Mathematics or equivalent. Offers will also typically include a requirement in both a STEP paper and A level Further Mathematics.

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students whosuccessfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
    conditions visit www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp.

Further Information

  • Interviews: We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
  • Open Days: All applicants who receive an offer will be invited to a Departmental Open Day in January, February or March. For information on our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us see the inside front cover.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed, but applicants are strongly advised to maintain and sharpen their mathematical competence during their year out.

What modules could I study?

In your first year, core modules covering mathematical foundations, algebra, differential equations, analysis, mathematics by computer and geometry make up 75% of your course. In your second year, core modules look more deeply at algebra, analysis and differentiation, accounting for 55% of your course. The remainder may be chosen from within Mathematics or from other departments. Final-year modules are all optional, with at least 50% in Mathematics, and enable you to pursue topics at the forefront of research.

Find out more about the degree structure and module information on the Mathematics Institute website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

What careers can a Warwick degree in Mathematics lead to?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: AIG, BAE systems, Centrica, Derivation Software, PwC.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Actuarial Associate, Computer Games Developer, Cryptographer, Investment Analyst, Operational Researcher.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:

A*A*A + STEP to include grade A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, grade A in a non-Maths subject and grade 1 in STEP

OR

A*A*A* to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and and a non-Maths subject

OR

A*A*AA including grade A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and AA in two non-Maths subjects

IB: 39 points + STEP to include 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics, and grade 1 in STEP

OR 39 to include 7,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics

MAT/TMUA
If you choose to take the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) or the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA), then depending on your performance in these test/s, you may be eligible for a reduced offer.

Please see the entry requirements in the tab on the left for more information.

UCAS Code
G100

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

Mathematics Institute

Student blogs

Emily Wolfenden - Maths

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.


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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.