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BSc (Honours)

Mathematics

Full-time Mathematics

Learn about practical applications of mathematics using modern technology and develop employability skills in a supportive environment.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) †
International: £12,750 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3/4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96-112 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? G100
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn about real-life applications of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling, problem-solving, and statistical methods.
  • Use technology to apply mathematical techniques, and develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions.
  • Work as part of a learning community within a maths-specific shared learning space.

On this course you learn how to use mathematics to solve problems in the real world – which could include environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts. In the real world, a problem is rarely presented mathematically. On this applied course you learn how to tackle these types of problems, preparing you for the workplace.

Student view

Watch student Lewis Turner talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr. Claire Cornock talk about this course.

We want our graduates to succeed, so you engage with activities that help develop skills in solving problems as well as communicating outputs from them. These include group work, oral presentations, and poster creation. Throughout the degree you develop a range of practical skills, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • IT sessions
  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • the opportunity to act as a mentor for other students
  • progress meetings
  • reflective action planning
  • written or electronic coursework assignments
  • presentations
  • in-class tests
  • examinations

Course leaders and tutors

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Claire Cornock
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

Claire joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 and is currently the course leader for BSc Mathematics.

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and a salary of up to £22000 for the year. Students have been on placement at

  • Covance
  • HSBC
  • NHS England
  • Lloyds
  • Pepsico
  • Experian
  • Mercedes
  • IBM
  • Department of Health
  • Airbus
  • Royal Mail
  • ParExel

There are plenty of opportunities locally, but students have gone as far as China for their placement.

We will help you decide whether undertaking a placement is right for you, and will support you in making applications. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer.

Live projects

You have opportunities throughout the course to gain practical experience. The course has an applied focus, so you will look at solving real-life problems such as developing a model for a health epidemic, using data in credit scoring, creating sports fixture lists, and many others.

Support and learning environment

We have a strong, supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. This is helped by a maths-specific shared learning space, designed to combine student workspace with staff office space. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you work closely with other students in a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities to mix outside of formal teaching time.

The space is also used for social-professional activities, such as the weekly Maths Arcade project, in which you can learn strategic thinking through playing strategy games. From your first week you work on projects with your coursemates as well as second or final year students, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond.


Future careers

95% of students on this course are in work or further study six months after graduating, with 72% of these in professional or managerial roles (based on the latest available figures from 2015/16).

This course prepares you for a large number of careers, which include

  • finance
  • data analysis
  • computing
  • teaching

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with different types of technology, which may include

  • Excel
  • Matlab
  • SAS (used for statistical analysis)

Entry requirements

UK students

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English language, mathematics and science, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level mathematics. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies.

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in mathematics. We accept General Studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Foundation - successful completion of our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or equivalent

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Mathematical Methods Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Mathematical Modelling 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mathematical Technology Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Number And Structure Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Probability And Statistics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 80%
20%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Explorations In Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dynamical Systems & Fourier Analysis Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Linear & Discrete Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Mathematical Analysis Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Mathematical Modelling 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Statistical Theory And Methods Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 20%
80%
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mathematical Programming For Excel And The Web Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mathematics Education Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Pure Mathematics In Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Stochastic And Bayesian Business Methods Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Modelling Case Studies Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Project Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 90%
10%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Abstract Algebra Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Data Mining With Business Applications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Fluid Flow Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 20%
80%
Module: Game Theory And Recreational Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Mathematical Biology Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Mathematical Finance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Modelling With Partial Differential Equations Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Statistical Inference Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 20%
80%
Module: Statistics For Business And Industry Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 80%
20%
Module: Tensors Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 20%
80%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Mathematics courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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