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MATHEMATICS BSC (HONS)

UCAS Code: 2G73|Duration: 3 years|Full Time|Hope Park|UCAS Campus Code: L46
Accredited|International students can apply
Overview
Curriculum
Entry Requirements
Careers
Finance
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ABOUT THE COURSE

Mathematics is a fascinating and exciting subject. It is the language of modern Business and Commerce, Engineering, Science and Technology and is as old as mankind. As the universal language of science it is the best tool we have to describe reality. At Liverpool Hope, you will develop a passion and enthusiasm for mathematics and its applications. Mathematics encompasses the many analytical and numerical methods used to solve scientific and industrial problems.

Mathematics at Liverpool Hope has been designed to help you develop strong analytical and numerate abilities and skills so that you learn how to look at problems, break them down into simpler questions and then solve them. Mathematics at Liverpool Hope can be taken as a single honours degree or a combined honours degree with a related subject.

The degree will cover all areas of mathematics including pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. By the end of the degree, you will be confident in tackling real world problems mathematically. By studying with us, you can expect to be given not only first class tuition and teaching, but first class support. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent student experience, and the tutors at Liverpool Hope work hard to ensure that you get the most from your degree.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 15-20 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. You also have the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week.

If you are studying Mathematics as a Single Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 10 teaching hours in your second and third years. If you are studying Mathematics as a Combined Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 5 teaching hours in you second and third years.

On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to spend a number of hours studying independently each week, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.

ACCREDITATION

IMA LogoThis Single Honours BSc degree has been accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. This degree will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK

There are a number of assessments across your three years of study, including written exams, portfolios, coursework and practical exercises. 

You will be given written feedback on your assessments, and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail.

YEAR ONE

  • Linear Algebra 
  • Calculus 
  • Logic 
  • Sets 
  • Complex Analysis 
  • Probability Theory 
  • How to code using MATLAB

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Mathematical Analysis
  • Statistics 
  • Financial Management 
  • Numerical Methods
  • How to code in C 
  • How to typeset mathematics using a language called LaTeX 
  • Mathematical Communication

YEAR TWO

  • Real Analysis 
  • Multivariable Calculus 
  • Group Theory 
  • Vector Analysis
  • Complex calculus
  • Further Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Methods with Matlab
  • Mathematical modelling techniques

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

  • Graph Theory
  • Number Theory and Cryptography
  • Information Theory
  • Probability and Belief Networks
  • Game Theory
  • ODEs
  • Numerical analysis of ODE’s
  • Laplace Transform
  • Introduction to R
  • Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Further Statistics

YEAR THREE

  • Perturbation Theory 
  • Asymptotic Analysis 
  • Mathematical Biology 
  • Chaos Theory 
  • Dynamical Systems 
  • Waves 
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Coding Theory

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

  • Advanced methods of applied mathematics
  • Asymptotic Methods
  • Perturbation Theory
  • Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • Calculus of variations
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Dynamical Systems

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


2017

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.


2018

A-LevelsABB-BBC
UCAS Tariff Points136 - 104
BTECDDD-DMM
Access to HE136 - 104 Tariff Points
IB26
Irish Leaving Certificate136 - 104 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
Welsh BaccalaureateThis qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
Subject RequirementsYou also need an A Level (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Specific Country RequirementsSelect your country
IELTS6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5

CAREERS

As a Liverpool Hope Mathematics graduate, you will be highly competent in abstraction, analysis of structure and logical thinking. You will also have expertise in formulating and solving problems. You will have focused on the use of mathematics in solving real-world problems that arise in industrial, commercial, physical, biological and educational contexts and, as a highly numerate graduate, you will be in great demand from employers.

Some of our past graduates also go on to further study, and there are opportunities to study at Liverpool Hope for taught Masters, such as MSc Mathematical Informatics, as well as Doctoral research-based qualifications.

ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SALA

The Service and Leadership Award is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.


Study Abroad

As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.


TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for 2017/18 are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be released in due course.

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

As well as your tuition fees, you need to consider the cost of books, software, and general computer consumables such as discs and printing. We estimate this to cost around £300.

There is a small cost for Student IMA membership, and once you graduate, there is an annual fee for Associate Membership – full details of costs can be found on the IMA website.

You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation each year whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation webpages for further details about our Halls of Residence.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

The International tuition fees for 2017/18 are £11,200 for full-time undergraduate courses. Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be released in due course.

Visit our International fees page for more information.

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GOOD TO KNOW:
  • Taught in well-equipped labs with the latest technologies including a 3D printer and MATLAB software
  • 86.36% of students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS2017)
  • Learn from enthusiastic researchers and teachers who are at the forefront of mathematical enquiry

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