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University of Surrey

Mathematics with Music (with placement year)

UCAS Code: G1WH
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Music
Student score
91% HIGH
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA including Mathematics and Music

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB including Mathematics and Music

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

Providing the opportunity to study both mathematics and music, this degree shares many core modules with other mathematics programmes and consists of one quarter music with three quarters mathematics. On the music side, you can elect to follow a performance or composition stream. In the composition stream, you will study a wide range of styles of contemporary repertoire. The emphasis is on exploration and experimentation, and you are encouraged to pursue your own musical interests. By the second year, you are expected to demonstrate an enhanced individual style and interact confidently with performers of your music. Assessment includes the rehearsal, performance and recording of compositions, as well as the preparation of scores. In the performance stream, you will receive frequent and regular individual instrument or vocal tuition, and get the opportunity to take full advantage of all the performing opportunities within the Department of Music.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
68%
30%
2%

Year 1

73%
27%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

68%
32%

Year 4

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 99%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
445 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

18%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

16%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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 89%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
471 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

48%

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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