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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£22.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB with B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. (Mathematics at grade B or Further Mathematics at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Mathematics subject at a grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

Including Higher Level Mathematics 5.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Mathematics is an active and dynamic research department here at Brunel. Our academicsâ?? work is frequently supported by external grants and contracts with leading industry and government establishments. As a result, lecturers are often working at the frontiers of their subject and as their work feeds directly into their teaching, you can rest assured your degree course is truly up to date. All our mathematics courses incorporate projects which you are free to approach in the way that best suits your particular strengths and interests. For example, itâ??s often possible to emphasise either concrete applications or abstract theory, and you can elect to use theoretical or computational tools only, or a mixture of both. We offer UK students up to 10 scholarships of up to £1000 for each year of study on any of our BSc or MMath programmes. Youâ??ll find more information here â?? just follow the links. www.brunel.ac.uk/ugfees If you have a higher qualification in mind, you may be able to enrol for an integrated Masterâ??s degree (MMath). Check here for more details. www.brunel.ac.uk/maths-mmath Each of our BSc programmes will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its applications provided it is followed by training and employment experience so you acquire equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Masterâ??s degrees. Our MMath degree programmes for Mathematics and Financial Mathematics both meet the educational requirements for the Chartered Mathematician (CMath) Designation. In addition to our BSc Mathematics we also offer specialist pathways/Joint Honours in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons)/MMath, Mathematics with Computer Science BSc (Hons), Mathematics and Statistics with Management BSc (Hons).

Modules

Level 1 Core: Linear algebra; calculus and numerical methods; mathematical modelling; computing projects and mechanics; discrete mathematics, probability and statistics. Level 2 Core: Linear and numerical methods; vector calculus and applications; communication skills and operational research; statistics; algebra and discrete mathematics; analysis. Level 3 core: Major project; statistics; numerical methods for partial differential equations; complex variable methods and applications; risk and optimisation in finance; differential and integral equations; encryption and data compression; stochastic models and mathematical finance.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
37%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

52%
48%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

76%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
315 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £22.5k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

20%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. 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. But for research jobs, 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 salaries to match.
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