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Aston University, Birmingham

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Including A-Level Mathematics at minimum grade B.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including grade 5 in Mathematics.

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.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mathematics

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 By dealing with and communicating complex concepts and ideas it trains the mind in a way that will never become outdated.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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Engineering and Applied Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
18%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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