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University of East Anglia UEA

Mathematics with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: G10F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

96

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

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mathematics

Our Foundation Year course has been designed to give you access to a degree in Mathematics, without having to meet our traditional entry requirements. Whether youre looking for a career change or dont have the standard A-levels needed to go straight into a BSc, your application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Your Foundation Year will focus on the essential concepts, techniques and knowledge youll need to study mathematics at a higher level. Complete it successfully and youll be accepted onto our full BSc Mathematics degree.We combine academic rigour with a supportive community, and our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will guide through this fascinating subject. 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. Whats more, were experts in a number of cutting-edge topics, in fact, over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2014).At UEA youll benefit from internationally recognised, research-led teaching and a high academic staff to student ratio, ensuring you graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics, and great career prospects.**Course Structure**Half of the modules youll study in your Foundation Year will focus entirely on mathematics. Well introduce you to fundamental theorems, standard notation, and core themes like algebra and calculus. The compulsory modules will be supplemented by optional modules in other related sciences, such as Physics, Computing or Chemistry, so youll gain an insight into other disciplines that utilise mathematical techniques, too.Complete your Foundation Year successfully and youll be eligible to move onto our three-year BSc Mathematics. The degree programme will build on the mathematical knowledge you will have developed in your Foundation Year, before introducing you to more advanced concepts that will be developed throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to specialise in years three and four, with a variety of modules that will enable you to tailor your degree programme around your particular interests.For the years of study beyond the Foundation Year, please see the course page specific to the degree programme on the provider's website.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Mathematics

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.

83%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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