Course details

Study options

Full-time: †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

64 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

G1XF

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

This course is available as a Joint Honours degree.

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Course description

Mathematics skills are highly relevant not only to the needs of business and industry but also to modern education. Start your studies with a foundation year so that you are fully prepared to succeed on this distinctive degree which opens up a wide range of career pathways. 

You can also take the BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education without a foundation year. Find out more.  

Mathematics and Education make for a powerful combination of degree subjects. Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education will set you apart as a versatile and forward-looking graduate.

A firm foundation for success

If you choose to start the BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education with a foundation year, you will gain a solid introduction to your subjects while developing the academic abilities you need to study an honours degree.

The foundation year route is ideal if youhave the ability and ambition to study with us but lack the entry requirements to join the full honours degree right now. It is also a great option if you have changed your mind about your career since you chose your A-levels or BTECs and need to improve your skills in a different subject area. From day one you will enjoy all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

An impressive portfolio of skills

Throughout this course, you will gain a fundamental knowledge and understanding of concepts in mathematics, statistics and operational research while developing high-level skills in problem solving, research and information technology.

At the same time, you will build a critical awareness of educational issues. You will analyse key theoretical concepts in the study of education and can choose the education modules which match your particular interests and career aspirations.  

As part of your studies, you will analyse and debate current educational policy, provision and methods within the UK and the European Union. We introduce you to the purposes, settings and character of education and educative processes so that you can understand the various types of education policy at both local and national levels. This includes analysing themes in terms of educational management, governance of schools and the directing and direction of the curriculum.

In particular, you will consider education structures, provision and issues of inequality in education, and will develop your awareness of how class, gender and ethnicity influence educational achievement.

Prestigious employer partnerships

We have wide-ranging links with locally-based international companies so we offer dynamic learning experiences where you can apply your knowledge to practical real-life situations.

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education also features an optional work placement year: our alumni often report that they found this to be the most rewarding part of the course. We take pride in the fact that our students have secured placements with prestigious companies such as IBM, Network Rail, Experian, Bosch, Pattonair, IQ Plus and Cable Detection.

Professional accreditation

Our Mathematics courses are approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), which means that you will be accepted for associate membership following graduation. This represents your first step towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician (C.Math). You will also be invited to events run by the East Midlands branch of the IMA.

Study abroad opportunities

During your studies, you could take advantage of the exciting opportunities presented by Erasmus Plus, a European scheme promoting mobility for students and staff in higher education.

You could consider studying for a semester or taking a placement at one of our selected Erasmus Plus partners. These include universities such as UBB Cluj and UAB University of Alba Iulia in Romania; Bogazici University in Turkey; the University of Maribor in Slovenia; or the University of Piraeus and the University of Macedonia in Greece.

You will also have the chance to attend lectures delivered by visiting staff from institutions that are linked to Derby through Erasmus Plus.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project (double module)
  • Introduction to Computational Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics

You will study modules such as:

  • Patterns of Problem Solving
  • Analysis and Algebra
  • Statistical Methods 1
  • Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum
  • Psychology and Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning
  • Calculus

You will study modules such as:

  • Curriculum Frameworks
  • Individual Differences and Learning
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mathematics Group Project
  • Operational Research
  • Statistical Methods 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Optional placement year

You will study modules such as:

  • Research Methods and Independent Studies in Mathematics - double module
  • Cryptography and Coding
  • Curriculum Corruption and Construction
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Graph Theory and Applications
  • Optimisation

How you will learn

Lectures are combined with tutorials for discussion, to encourage a deeper understanding and to develop your problem-solving skills. We also offer a weekly drop-in clinic where students can receive one-to-one help and support from dedicated and understanding staff. There are guest lectures by visiting staff from other institutions and you can also choose to study a semester abroad as part of our Erasmus scheme.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework, including computational simulations, online tests, oral presentations, portfolio work and written reports.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points64
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

Many graduates from this course continue their studies by taking a PGCE and enter the teaching profession. They frequently enjoy rapid promotion: in just one example, a graduate was promoted to Head of Year within two years!

You can also expect to obtain employment in a variety of positions within modern business and industry where you can make full use of your mathematics degree. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the London Stock Exchange and as statistical or risk analysts in multinational organisations. 

Contact details

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Contact: Nicholas Korpelainen n.korpelainen@derby.ac.uk +44(0)1332 591674
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† Additional information about your studies

Four years or five years with a placement year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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