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Oxford Brookes University

Mathematics and Music

UCAS Code: GW13
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Music
Student score
67% LOW
56% LOW
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£16.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BCC

A level Maths at Grade B Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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

This is a combined honours course, where you study Mathematics alongside Music. Studying Mathematics at Brookes, you will focus on the subjectâ??s modern applications â?? the structures and techniques which underpin science and technology. Studying Music at Brookes will enable you to construct a programme of work around your passions and interests. We cover popular music and contemporary studio composition as well as fresh and challenging approaches to classical music. Oxford is home to leading historic and contemporary concert venues, and has a vibrant music scene, giving you the opportunity to perform and enjoy a wide range of music. Performance opportunities include concerts of choral and instrumental music, regular lunchtime concerts, a jazz band, musical theatre and the â??Big Night Outâ??, at which new and established bands can display their talent. Students play in a wide range of venues in Oxford, from new music in the O2 Academy to chamber music in the Holywell Music Room. Depending on ability, performance in a range of styles can be an integral focus of your degree.

Modules

Mathematics: Year 1: For single honours; Applied Probability; Statistical Inference; Algebra and Calculus (double); Introductory Mathematics; Basic Survey Methods; Modelling and Computation; Word-Processing and Spreadsheet IT skills; for combined honours: Algebra and Calculus (double); Introductory Mathematics; Applied Probability; Modelling a Computation; Word-Processing and Spreadsheet IT skills. Year 2 and 3: For single honours: Graph Theory; Further Discrete Mathematics; Numerical Analysis I; Geometry; Ordinary Differential Equations; Numerical Analysis II; Partial Differential Equations; Applied Algebra; Independent Study in Mathematics; Mathematics Project (double); Mathematics for Decision Making; Quantitative Research Methods; Linear Algebra and Analysis I; Linear Algebra and Analysis II; Honours Topics in Mathematics (double); Time Series Analysis; Sampling and Surveys; Communicating Statistics; Simulation and Modelling Linear Regression Models; Linear Regression Models; Honours Topics in Statistics; Medical Statistics; For combined honours: Simulation and Modelling; Linear Algebra and Analysis I; Linear Algebra and Analysis II; Graph Theory; Further Discrete Mathematics; Numerical Analysis I; Geometry; Ordinary Differential Equations; Numerical Analysis II; Partial Differential Equations; Applied Algebra; Honours Topics in Mathematics; Independent Study in Mathematics; Mathematics for Decision Making; Mathematics Project (double); Mathematics Interdisciplinary Project. Music: Year 1: Listening to Music History; Introduction to Contemporary Composition; Notation and Harmony; Film and Popular Music; University Music Performance. Years 2 and 3: Composition; Electroacoustic Composition and Sonic Art; eMusic; History, Music and Ideas; Contemporary Musical Culture; Ensemble Performance; Music and Theatre Practice; Opera and Politics; Words and Music; Independent Study; Professional Practice (honours module); Music Analysis: Case Studies, Concepts, Critique (honours module); Special Study in Musicology (honours module); Music Dissertation (honours module); Composition Portfolio (honours module).

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 75%
Student score 67% LOW
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

75%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 83% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

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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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 59%
Student score 56% LOW
Able to access IT resources

71%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

79%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.3k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

21%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2012. Most were working after six months – but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs in music is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.
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