BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Mathematical Learning

We’re recognised as one of the leading institutions in the country for teacher training. Enjoying a strong national and international reputation, we have a long and distinguished record of training teachers dating back to 1839. This course offers you the opportunity to study mathematics at degree level whilst following enquiries into the psychology of the teaching and learning of mathematics. You will be joining a community of maths education students taking a range of modules within a lively, imaginative context.

Opportunities to visit local schools will be provided in the final year of the programme to those students wishing to undertake a PGCE in Mathematics or Primary Education.

Course content

We have a varied and effective model of teaching and learning; our classes are taught mainly through small group seminars and workshops with occasional lectures. Students will be continuously assessed so areas of strengths and weaknesses can be identified and worked on throughout the course, we pride ourselves on our high level of student support.  Our Tutors have strong backgrounds in both mathematics and education and the programme is linked to the mathematics education research centre.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.  There are also purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. 

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

This degree will be the start of your teaching career, you will have the option to complete a PGCE Secondary Mathematics or PGCE Primary after which you will become a qualified teacher.

Course accreditations

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Indicative modules

There are four main strands that run through the programme:

  • Study of Mathematics Beyond A-level
  • Mathematics Education and Pedagogical Research
  • Developing Thinking Skills in Mathematics
  • Psychology of Mathematics and Its Learning

Teaching assessment

You will study advanced mathematics alongside research into the psychology of mathematical learning and development.

You will investigate the historical development of Mathematics and its place in a modern technological society

You will study in small class sizes which offer individual support.

Throughout your degree, modules are delivered in a variety of ways including:

  • Standard module: a single module over 1 semester (usually 15 credits) examples include Data analysis and Graph Theory
  • Double module: a 30 credit module lasting a complete academic year, examples include Mathematics Methods and the Mathematics Project
  • Workshops: workshop sessions are available on a variety of interesting mathematical topics
  • Tutorials: individual tutorials are offered on all modules, providing personal academic support from staff.
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Course length

3 Years Full Time

Entry requirements 2016 - 2017

A levels: BCC to CCC including Mathematics plus English language and maths GCSEs, at grade C or above
International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Maths higher 4 (to include English language GCSE equivalents)
QAA-approved Access Diploma: (must include GSCE equivalent maths) Merit plus English language, and maths GCSEs, at grade C or above
IELTS: 6.0

Entry requirements 2017 - 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 110 to 125 UCAS Tariff Points, including Mathematics A level at C or better

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of Mathematics units at Merit.

GCSEs: English language and mathematics (C or above)

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Higher Mathematics at 4