BSc Mathematics (with Education)


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Our integrated BSc Mathematics with Education will help you gain the knowledge and experience you’ll need to pursue a career in education, while also developing your mathematical knowledge and research skills.

Your studies will be split between our School of Mathematics and our School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

You’ll have the flexibility to combine modules from statistics, pure and applied mathematics with modules covering the learning and teaching of mathematics, as well as subjects from wider fields of education research. You’ll also benefit from extra Education seminars, workshops and placements, and you’ll graduate ready to progress onto our PGCE Primary or Secondary Teacher Training programmes. Should you wish to change paths, our course will also open doors to other careers, such as science communication.

Overview

Our BSc Mathematics with Education programme will allow you to develop your interests across mathematics, while also focusing on teaching, learning and education.

Mathematics has been proven useful in just about every field of human endeavour. It is used in science and exploration, in business and government, in industry and forecasting, in art and in banking. Our expert academics are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, guiding students through this rapidly developing subject. Active researchers, they conduct world-leading work and incorporate it into their teaching. In fact, over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2014), so you can be sure you’ll be learning in the most up-to-date of environments.

Our Mathematics with Education course will give you the flexibility to combine modules on statistics, pure and applied mathematics with modules that look at the learning and teaching of mathematics, as well as the wider field of education research. The programme will provide you with an outstanding foundation, should you wish to progress onto our PGCE Primary or Secondary Teacher Training programmes.

We pride ourselves on the personal attention our students receive, keeping seminar groups small and ensuring the relationships between staff and students are really strong. And you’ll be assigned an academic advisor; a lecturer who’ll help and guide you throughout your degree. You’ll get to know them well and, just as importantly, they’ll get to know you.

Course Structure

You’ll begin your degree by developing your existing mathematical knowledge, before moving onto more advanced subjects as the course progresses.

In years two and three you’ll be able to focus your studies through our optional modules, which means you can tailor your degree programme around your particular interests. Some optional modules – in subjects including statistics – are available each year.

Year 1

The first year will develop your skills in calculus and other topics you may have covered at A-level, such as mechanics and probability. Modules on problem solving and how to present mathematical arguments will encourage you to develop ways of tackling unfamiliar problems while also providing an opportunity for group working. And modules on algebra and analysis will introduce important new concepts and ideas, which you will use in following years.

Year 2

Your second year will feature a combination of compulsory and optional modules. The compulsory modules will introduce you to exciting applications of mathematics, such as fluid flow and aerodynamics, while developing your understanding of the theories that underpin modern mathematics. You’ll also complete ‘Education in Action’, a compulsory module in which you’ll undertake a placement in a local school.

In addition to the optional mathematics modules that you’ll be offered, you’ll have the opportunity to take modules lectured within other Schools at UEA. Recent popular choices have included programming and educational psychology.

Year 3

In your final year you’ll be able to choose from a range of modules covering topics in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, as well as a module on the history of mathematics. Optional education modules will focus on the learning and teaching of mathematics, and science communication.

You’ll also complete an independent project on an aspect of education research that particularly interests you.

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught by leading mathematicians in their fields. As well as teaching, our academics are actively involved in research collaborations with colleagues throughout the world, examples from which will be used to illustrate lectures and workshops. New material will usually be delivered through lectures, which are complemented by online notes and workshops, where you’ll focus on working through examples, either individually or in small groups, under the guidance of lecturers and mathematical teaching assistants.

In your first year you’ll have around 16 or 17 hours of timetabled classes per week, comprised of approximately eleven hours of lectures, five or six hours of workshops or computer lab classes, and one tutorial.

In tutorial groups you’ll be working with your academic advisor and the same six or seven students each week. It’s great way to get to know your fellow students and your academic advisor, who will be there to guide you throughout your degree.

Contact hours are similar in your second year, but with a greater emphasis on workshops, because the best way to truly understand complex mathematical theories is to work through examples with the guidance and support of your lecturers.

In your final year your formal contact hours will be slightly reduced as you gain more independence, but there will be increased emphasis on using the office hours of your lecturers for individual feedback and guidance.

Individual Study

To succeed at university-level mathematics, you need to spend at least as much time on individual study as you spend in classes and workshops. Working through your lecture notes and trying the exercises set will be vital to really understanding the mathematics.

We offer a wide range of feedback to our students. Each lecturer has at least two office hours available each week, giving you the chance to discuss the material in more detail or to get face-to-face feedback on exercises you’ve attempted.

Prior to undertaking formal coursework (which will contribute to your module mark), you’ll submit answers to questions based on similar material for comments from the lecturer. The feedback you receive will then help with your coursework.

Your independent study will be best exemplified by your final year Education research project.

Assessment

We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.

The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.

After the course

You’ll graduate prepared to study for a PGCE qualification or for teacher training through routes such as School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT). If you were to opt for a change of direction, however, you’ll also be well prepared for a career in science communication and maths.

Career destinations

Example of careers that you could enter include:

  • Teaching
  • Science communication
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Research scientist
  • Management training

Course related costs

In addition to the standard fees, you’ll be expected to cover the costs of travel to and from your work placement as part of the ‘Education in Action’ module. You will also need to pay for and complete a DBS check prior to commencing the course.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

CALCULUS AND MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

(a) Complex numbers. (b) Vectors. (c) Differentiation; power series. (d) Integration: applications, curve sketching, area, arc-length. (e) First and second-order, constant-coefficient ordinary differential equations. Reduction of order. Numerical solutions using MAPLE. Partial derivatives, chain rule. (f) Line integrals. Multiple integrals, including change of co-ordinates by Jacobians. Green's Theorem in the plane. (g) Vector calculus: divergence, gradient, curl of vector field. The Laplacian. Scalar potential and path-independence of line integral. (h) Surface integrals, Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. Operators in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. (i) Introduction to Matlab.

MTHA4005Y

40

LINEAR ALGEBRA

In the first semester we develop the algebra of matrices: Matrix operations, linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalisation and geometric aspects. This is followed in the second semester by vectors space theory: Subspaces, basis and dimension, linear maps, rank-nullity theorem, change of basis and the characteristic polynomial.

MTHA4002Y

20

MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING, MECHANICS AND MODELLING

This module comprises two parts: andquot;Mathematical Problem Solvingandquot; and andquot;Mechanics and Modellingandquot;. Being able to tackle unfamiliar problems using existing knowledge is an essential part of mathematics and a key transferable skill. Equally important is being able to express mathematical ideas in written and verbal form. In the first part of this module you will acquire these skills through collaborative group work on a number of example problems covering different areas of mathematics. The module will promote accurate reading, writing, and thinking about mathematics, and will also improve your confidence and ability to tackle unfamiliar problems. Newtonian mechanics provides a basic description of how particles and rigid bodies move in response to applied forces. In the second part of the module you will study Newton's laws of motion and how they can be applied to particle dynamics, vibrations, motion in polar coordinates, and conservation laws.

MTHA4004Y

20

REAL ANALYSIS

You will explore the mathematical notion of a limit and see the precise definition of the limit of a sequence of real numbers and learn how to prove that a sequence converges to a limit. After studying limits of infinite sequences, we move on to series, which capture the notion of an infinite sum. We then learn about limits of functions and continuity. Finally, we will learn precise definitions of differentiation and integration and see the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

MTHA4003Y

20

SETS, NUMBERS AND PROBABILITY

You will explore basic set-theoretic notation, functions, proof by induction, arithmetic, rationals and irrationals, the Euclidean algorithm and the styles of proof. Elementary set theory, modular arithmetic, equivalence relations and countability are also covered during this module. You will study probability as a measurement of uncertainty, statistical experiments and Bayes' theorem as well as discrete and continuous distributions. Expectation. Applications of probability: Markov chains, reliability theory.

MTHA4001Y

20

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits

ALGEBRA

This module will introduce groups and rings. Together with vector spaces these are the most important structures in modern algebra. At the heart of group theory in Semester I is the study of symmetry and the axiomatic development of the theory. Groups appear in many parts of mathematics. The basic concepts are subgroups, Lagrange's theorem, factor groups, group actions and the First Isomorphism Theorem. In Semester II we introduce rings, using the Integers as a model and we will develop the theory with many examples related to familiar concepts such as substitution and factorisation. Important examples of commutative rings are fields, domains, polynomial rings and their quotients.

MTHA5003Y

20

ANALYSIS

You will study the standard basic theory of the complex plane. In the first semester, you will study within the areas of continuity, power series and how they represent functions for both real and complex variables, differentiation, holomorphic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Moebius transformations. In the second semester, you will study within the areas of topology of the complex plane, complex integration, Cauchy and Laurent theorems, residue calculus.

MTHA5001Y

20

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLIED METHODS

You'll gain a solid understanding in the following areas: Ordinary Differential Equations: solution by reduction of order; variation of parameters for inhomogeneous problems; series solution and the method of Frobenius. Legendre's and Bessel's equations: Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions and their recurrence relations; Fourier series; Partial differential equations (PDEs): heat equation, wave equation, Laplace's equation; solution by separation of variables. Method of characteristics for hyperbolic equations; the characteristic equations; Fourier transform and its use in solving linear PDEs; Dynamical Systems: equilibrium points and their stability; the phase plane; theory and applications.

MTHA5004Y

20

EDUCATION IN ACTION

EDU-5002A

20

FLUID DYNAMICS - THEORY AND COMPUTATION

This module introduces some of the fundamental physical concepts and mathematical theory needed to analyse the motion of a fluid, with the focus predominantly on inviscid, incompressible motions. You will examine methods for visualising flow fields, including the use of particle paths and streamlines. You will study the dynamical theory of fluid flow taking Newton's laws of motion as its point of departure, and the fundamental set of equations comprising conservation of mass and Euler's equations will be discussed. The reduction to Laplace's equation for irrotational flow will be demonstrated, and Bernoulli's equation is derived as a first integral of the equation of motion. Having established the basic theory, the way is set for a broader discussion of flow dynamics including everyday practical examples.

MTHA5002Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

COMBINATORICS AND FURTHER LINEAR ALGEBRA

Combinatorics is one of the most applicable and accessible part of mathematics, yet it is also full of challenging problems. We shall cover many basic combinatorial concepts including counting arguments (enumerative combinatorics) and Ramsey theory. Linear Algebra underpins much of modern mathematics and is the key to many applications. We will introduce bilinear forms and symmetric operators on vector spaces leading to the diagonalization of linear maps and the spectral theorem. This theorem is key to many applications in statistics and physics. Other topics covered will include polynomials of linear maps, the Cayley-Hamilton theorem and the Jordan normal form of a matrix.

MTHF5031Y

20

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education. By the end of the module you should be able to: - Discuss the role of perception, attention and memory in learning; - Compare and contrast key theories related to learning, intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning; - Critically reflect on key theories related to learning,intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning in the practical context; - Discuss the influence of key intrapersonal, interpersonal and situational factors on pupils learning and engagement in educational settings. Assessment: Coursework 100%

EDUB5012A

20

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING

Mathematical modelling is concerned with how to convert real problems, such as those arising in industry or other sciences, into mathematical equations, and then solving them, using the results to better understand, or make predictions about, the original problem. You will look at techniques of mathematical modelling, examining how mathematics can be applied to a variety of real problems and give insight in various areas, including approximation and non-dimensionalising, and discussion of how a mathematical model is created. You will then apply this theory to a variety of models, such as traffic flow, as well as examples of problems arising in industry.

MTHF5032Y

20

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS

Learn the essential concepts of mathematical statistics, deriving the necessary distribution theory as required. Additionally, you'll explore ideas of sampling and central limit theorem, covering estimation methods and hypothesis-testing, with the introduction of some Bayesian ideas.

CMP-5034A

20

PROGRAMMING FOR NON-SPECIALISTS

The purpose of this module is to give you a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using the Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-5020B

20

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

EDUCATION RESEARCH

EDU-6001Y

20

Students will select 60 - 100 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED STATISTICS

This module covers two topics in statistical theory: Linear and Generalised Linear models and also includes Stochastic processes. The first two topics consider both the theory and practice of statistical model fitting and students will be expected to analyse real data using R. Stochastic processes including the random walk, Markov chains, Poisson processes, and birth and death processes.

CMP-6004A

20

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY

This module gives an introduction to ideas of differential geometry. Key examples will be curves and surfaces embedded in 3-dimensional Euclidean space. We will start with curves and will study the curvature and torsion, building up to the fundamental theorem of curve theory. From here we move on to more advanced topics including surfaces.

MTHE6030A

20

DYNAMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

The ocean is an important component of the Earth's climate system. You will cover mathematical modelling of the large-scale ocean circulation and oceanic wave motion. You will build upon the techniques in fluid dynamics and differential equations that you developed in year two. You will then use these techniques to explain some interesting phenomena in the ocean that are relevant to the real world. We begin by examining the effects of rotation on fluid flows. This naturally leads to the important concept of geostrophy, which enables ocean currents to be inferred from measurements of the sea surface height or from vertical profiles of seawater density. Geostrophy also plays a key role in the development of a model for the global scale circulation of abyssal ocean. The role of the wind in driving the ocean will be examined. This enables us to model the large-scale circulation of the ocean including the development of oceanic gyres and strong western boundary currents, such as the Gulf Stream. You will conclude by examining the role of waves, both at the sea surface and internal to the ocean. The differences between wave motion at mid-latitudes and the Equator are examined, as is the roll of the Equator as a wave-guide. The equatorial waves that you will study are intimately linked with the El Nino phenomenon that affects the climate throughout the globe.

MTHE6007B

20

ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

The behaviour of electric and magnetic fields is fundamental to many features of life we take for granted yet the underlying equations are surprisingly compact and elegant. We will begin with a historical overview of electrodynamics to see where the governing equations (Maxwell's) come from. We will then use these equations as axioms and apply them to a variety of situations including electro- and magneto-statics problems and then time-dependent problems (eg electromagnetic waves). We shall also consider how the equations change in an electromagnetic media and look at some simple examples.

MTHE6010A

20

FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS

The Mathematical Modelling of Finance is a relatively new area of application of mathematics yet it is expanding rapidly and has great importance for world financial markets. The module is concerned with the valuation of financial instruments known as derivatives. You will be introduced to options, futures and the no-arbitrage principle. Mathematical models for various types of options are also discussed. We consider Brownian motion, stochastic processes, stochastic calculus and Ito's lemma. The Black-Scholes partial differential equation is derived and its connection with diffusion brought out. It is applied and solved in various circumstances.

MTHE6026B

20

FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION

Think of a fish swimming in river or a long container ship vibrating in sea waves. This may give you a clue about fluid-structure interaction (FSI), where a "structure" (fish or ship) moves interacting with a "fluid" (water and/or air). The flow of the fluid is changed by the moving structure which in turn is affected by the fluid loads. The fluid loads depend on the structure motions, and the structure motions depend on the fluid loads. A fluid and a structure cannot be considered separately in the problems you will study in this module. Their motions are coupled. The problems of fluid-structure interaction become even more complex if the structure is deformable. You will study interesting and practical FSI problems from ship hydrodynamics and offshore/coastal engineering, including wave interaction with coastal structures, underwater motions of rigid bodies, water impact onto elastic surfaces and others. The problems will be formulated and methods of their analysis will be presented. The module covers mathematical models of liquid motion and motions of rigid and elastic bodies, coupled problems of FSI and methods to find solutions to such problems. The mathematical techniques include method of separating variables, methods of analytic function theory, and methods of asymptotic analysis.

MTHE6013B

20

REPRESENTATION THEORY

This module gives an introduction the area of representation theory. It introduces you to algebras, representations, modules and related concepts. Important theorems of the module are the Jordan-Hoelder and Artin-Wedderburn Theorems.

MTHD6016B

20

SEMIGROUP THEORY

This module introduces you to Semigroup Theory. Semigroups are algebraic objects which generalize groups. They are of interests because they arise naturally in many parts of mathematics, for example, whenever we are composing functions, multiplying matrices, or considering homomorphisms between objects, there are semigroups underlying our mathematics. You will study a class of algebraic objects called semigroups. A semigroup is an algebraic structure consisting of a set together with an associative binary operation. For example, every group is a semigroup, but the converse is far from being true. Semigroups are ubiquitous in pure mathematics: whenever we are composing functions, multiplying matrices, or considering homomorphisms between objects, there are semigroups underlying our mathematics. Finite semigroups are also of importance in the theory of finite automata (an area of theoretical computer science). You will cover the fundamentals of semigroup theory, with the focus on using Green's relations to study their underlying structure. Topics covered will include: definition of semigroups and monoids with examples, idempotents, maximal subgroups, ideals and Rees quotients, Green's relations and regular semigroups, 0-simple semigroups, principal factors, Rees matrix semigroups and the Rees theorem.

MTHE6011A

20

SET THEORY

Understand the foundational issues in mathematics and learn the appropriate mathematical framework for discussing 'sizes of infinity'. You will study concepts such as ordinals, cardinals, and the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms with the Axiom of Choice. You will also explore how these ideas come up in other areas of mathematics, such as graph theory and topology. Familiarity with and a taste for mathematical proofs will be assumed, and second year Analysis is a desired prerequisite. Set theory plays a dual role in mathematics. It provides a manageable foundation to mathematics and it is itself a sophisticated area of mathematics. The foundational role of set theory consists in providing a reasonable set of assumptions (axioms) which enable us to construct most mathematical objects, and from which most mathematics can be derived by proving theorems based on these axioms. You will explore this system of axioms, known as ZFC (Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms with the Axiom of Choice), and demonstrate how it can be used to build the foundations of mathematics. You will participate in discussions around some background foundational issues, including Godel's Incompleteness Theorems and the notion of consistency (these issues will be discussed without proofs), alongside some alternatives to ZFC. You will understand the complete development of the general theory of ordinals and, along with it, be introduced to the methods of transfinite induction and recursion. Armed with these tools, you will be able to see how set theory provides the right framework for studying infinite sets. Examples of such sets are the set of all natural numbers, the set of all rationals, and the set of all real numbers. It turns out that there is a very natural way to assign a notion of size to such sets, providing us with more information than just 'infinite'. According to this notion (cardinality), the first two of the above sets have the same size, which is strictly smaller than that of the third. You will learn how to construct concrete examples of infinite objects in mathematics, such as infinite graphs, almost disjoint families, topological spaces, and groups, and study some of their properties. Finally, if we have time, the limitations of ZFC will be briefly discussed as well as criteria for extending ZFC in a sensible way.

MTHE6003B

20

WAVES

You will gain an introduction to the theory of waves. You will study aspects of linear and nonlinear waves using analytical techniques and Hyperbolic Waves and Water Waves will also be covered. It requires some knowledge of hydrodynamics and multi-variable calculus. The unit is suitable for those with an interest in Applied Mathematics.

MTHE6031A

20

Students will select 0 - 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

CHILDREN, TEACHERS AND MATHEMATICS

This module will introduce you to key issues in mathematics education, particularly those that relate to the years of compulsory schooling. Specifically in this module we: Introduce the mathematics curriculum and pupils' perception of, and difficulties with, key mathematical concepts; Discuss public and popular culture perceptions of mathematics, mathematical ability and mathematicians as well as address ways in which these perceptions can be modified; Outline and discuss specific pedagogical actions (focused on challenge and motivation) that can be taken as early as possible during children's schooling and can provide a solid basis for pupils' understanding and appreciation of mathematics. By the end of the module you will be able to: Gain understanding of key curricular, pedagogical and social issues that relate to the teaching and learning of mathematics, a crucial subject area in the curriculum; Reflect on pedagogical action that aims to address those issues, particularly in the years of compulsory schooling; Be informed and able to consider the potential of pursuing a career in education, either as a teacher, educational professional or researcher in education with particular specialisation in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Assessment: Written Assignment 40% 3000 words Mini Project 60% 4500 words

EDUB6006A

20

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

You will trace the development of mathematics from prehistory to the high cultures of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley civilisation, through Islamic mathematics, and on to mathematical modernity, through a selection of topics. You will explore the rise of calculus and algebra from the time of Greek and Indian mathematicians, up to the era of Newton and Leibniz. We also discuss other topics, such as mathematical logic: ideas of propositions, axiomatisation and quantifiers. Our style is to explore mathematical practice and conceptual developments, in different historical and geographical settings.

MTHA6002A

20

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

You will gain an understanding of how science is disseminated to the public and explore the theories surrounding learning and communication. You will investigate science as a culture and how this culture interfaces with the public. Examining case studies in a variety of different scientific areas, looking at how information is released in scientific literature and how this is subsequently picked up by the public press will provide you with an understanding of the importance of science communication. You will gain an appreciation of how science information can be used to change public perception and how it can sometimes be misinterpreted. You will also learn practical skills by designing, running and evaluating a public outreach event at a school or in a public area. If you wish to take this module, you will be required to write a statement of selection. These statements will be assessed and students will be allocated to the module accordingly.

BIO-6018Y

20

THE LEARNING AND TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS

This module will introduce you to the study of the teaching and learning of mathematics with a particular focus on secondary and post compulsory level. You'll also explore theories of learning and teaching of mathematical concepts typically included in the secondary and post compulsory curriculum, and study mathematics knowledge for teaching. If you're interested in mathematics teaching as a career or interested in mathematics education as a research discipline, then this module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills.

EDUB6014A

20

Students will select 0 - 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

COMBINATORICS AND FURTHER LINEAR ALGEBRA

Combinatorics is one of the most applicable and accessible part of mathematics, yet it is also full of challenging problems. We shall cover many basic combinatorial concepts including counting arguments (enumerative combinatorics) and Ramsey theory. Linear Algebra underpins much of modern mathematics and is the key to many applications. We will introduce bilinear forms and symmetric operators on vector spaces leading to the diagonalization of linear maps and the spectral theorem. This theorem is key to many applications in statistics and physics. Other topics covered will include polynomials of linear maps, the Cayley-Hamilton theorem and the Jordan normal form of a matrix.

MTHF5031Y

20

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education. By the end of the module you should be able to: - Discuss the role of perception, attention and memory in learning; - Compare and contrast key theories related to learning, intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning; - Critically reflect on key theories related to learning,intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning in the practical context; - Discuss the influence of key intrapersonal, interpersonal and situational factors on pupils learning and engagement in educational settings. Assessment: Coursework 100%

EDUB5012A

20

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING

Mathematical modelling is concerned with how to convert real problems, such as those arising in industry or other sciences, into mathematical equations, and then solving them, using the results to better understand, or make predictions about, the original problem. You will look at techniques of mathematical modelling, examining how mathematics can be applied to a variety of real problems and give insight in various areas, including approximation and non-dimensionalising, and discussion of how a mathematical model is created. You will then apply this theory to a variety of models, such as traffic flow, as well as examples of problems arising in industry.

MTHF5032Y

20

PROGRAMMING FOR NON-SPECIALISTS

The purpose of this module is to give you a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using the Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-5020B

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAB including Mathematics or ABB including an A in Mathematics and a B in Further Mathematics. Science A Levels must include a pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 33 points including HL6 in two subjects including Mathematics.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBC including a B in Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers will be considered.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 4 subjects at H2 including Mathematics and two subjects at H3.
  • Access Course An interview is required. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics.
  • BTEC DDM plus A Level in Mathematics at grade A.
  • European Baccalaureate 80% Overall with 85% in Mathematics.

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Applicants taking an Access course will be invited to attend an interview.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

Intake is September.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Course Open To

This course is open to UK/EU and International applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

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Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office (Mathematics)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details online via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515