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BA (HONS) EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS

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Institution C58

UCAS GX13

Bognor Regis campus

3 Years, Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 104 – 120 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBB - BCC (including Mathematics A level at C or better)
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass (including 3 Mathematics units at Merit)
  • GCSEs: English Language and Mathematics (C/4 or above) 
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points (with Higher Mathematics at 4)
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Course content

The BA (Hons) in Education and mathematics joins together two vibrant, exciting and wide-reaching subject areas into one degree.

Education Studies looks to emphasise modern educational issues beyond the confines of the classroom.  This is gained by the student through a range of varied modules and work-based placements, in which you will be able to question and examine contemporary educational issues in modern society.

The Mathematical studies are designed to provide the student with a core of pure mathematical knowledge linked with modules from applied mathematics, and statistics.  It has a strong emphasis on the individual student and offers an excellent insight and grounding into advanced theory and mathematical techniques.

This course provides the skills and qualities necessary for a rewarding career, and flexibility to allow you to study either education or mathematics at a post-graduate level, or to obtain Qualified Teacher Status via a PGCE.

Our courses are taught in small, friendly, group learning environments with high levels of support from lecturers with a wealth of experience in mathematics, and education

The facets and rigour developed by a student on an Education and Mathematics degree at Chichester University can not only enable the student to become a mathematics specialist but can equally allow them to apply the insight and techniques they have gained to a wide range of situations and areas outside of Mathematics or Education. For this reason, Education and Mathematics students are highly sort after, and have an extremely high level of employability within a wide variety of different fields.

Have a read of our Education brochure for more information.

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 course will provide a firm foundation and maximise opportunities for those who may be thinking about working in (for example):

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • colleges of further education
  • higher education,
  • the community
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • prisons
  • hospitals
  • charities
  • international development
  • charity work
  • finance sector

Work placements

A work placement is offered in the second and third year of the programme.

Indicative modules

This course includes a combination of 50% Education and 50% Mathematics modules:

Year One:

Learning Communities: children learning, children thinking

Complementing the module ‘Childhood to Adulthood’ this module explores the sociological influences brought to bear on our success as learners. The module draws on research into thinking, learning and development in order to consider how individuals can maximise learning opportunities for themselves and help others to learn. You'll explore influences on learning, development and identity.

Childhood to Adulthood

The central aim will be to develop an awareness of the biological, intellectual, social and emotional changes that occur from childhood through to adulthood. It will examine the phases of development in children from conception through to puberty, early adolescence and adolescence in a changing world. Psychological perspectives on physical, cognitive and social development will predominate.

Calculus I

This module builds on the material covered at A level and introduces some new fundamental areas of mathematics.  Differential Calculus will be extended and students will start the study of the applications of differentials. These techniques will be applied to a variety of contexts including optimisation problems.

Introduction to Statistical Theory

Students are introduced to the study of modern practical statistics through real-world problems. Making sense of data is the major goal of statistics as a discipline. Deciding what data to collect and how best to do so in order to create a statistical model of the situation of interest is the main element of this module.

Equality of Opportunity and Diversity

This module explores relationships between cultural identity, social policy and issues of equality and diversity. Examine key features of the theory and practice of social and educational inclusion from a number of perspectives across the wider social and more specific educational arenas and explore issues, central to inclusion, human rights, equal opportunities and social justice. You'll look at patterns of inequality in selected areas of social policy and provision.

Education Philosophy and Thinking: historical perspectives

You'll begin to explore the key debates in philosophies of education with a particular focus on personal and institutional value systems and how educational contexts have developed over time. The module introduces a coherent historical framework, which helps you to understand how educational perspectives and values change and evolve.

Calculus II

This module builds on the material covered at A level and introduces some new fundamental areas of mathematics.  Integral Calculus will be extended and students will start the study of the applications of integrals. These techniques will be applied to a variety of contexts including area and volumes.

Probability and Random Variables

This module provides a grounding in the theory of probability and is an essential precursor for the subsequent study of mathematical statistics and operations research. The emphasis will be on modelling real situations, including probability calculations motivated by statistical problems.

Year Two:

Global Citizenship

This module will fulfil the aspiration in the University of Chichester’s Vision Statement that our students should become Global Citizens. It will enable you to critically engage with some of the key global issues of our times and prepare you to think beyond your immediate locality about how you are connected with people and environments that you may never have seen.

Statistical Methods

The ability to estimate population parameters from samples is key to the business of statistics. Hypothesis testing is similar to a criminal trial where the assumption is that the defendant is innocent. The alternative assumption is that they are guilty. Statisticians test these assumptions using tried and tested methods and weigh them against the balance of probability. This requires care and judgement and clear communication of the results.

Network Analysis

Network Analysis is underwritten with content material from graph theory; the study of graphs as mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects and to use a graph to represent a real-life problem. Graphs are one of the prime objects of study in the realm of discrete mathematics and are used to model many relationships and processes in physical, biological, social and information systems. Graph theory provides the foundational knowledge and understanding to become confident in using weighted and directed graphs in order to solve real-life problems of connectivity, network flow, braced frameworks and optimal routes; known as network science or network analysis.

Work based placement

In order to broaden your knowledge and understanding of a range of educational contexts, and to develop insights beyond the classroom you will undertake a placement experience in an education setting of your choice.   

Research in Education

This module is designed to develop your understanding of the role and importance of research in the field of education. It will start to prepare you for undertaking a dissertation on an aspect of Education. The module will introduce you to key important theoretical and conceptual issues in research; introduce shaping research questions, research design and the selection of appropriate data collection methods and data analysis.

Forest Schools

A Forest School is a journey of self-discovery and awareness in the outdoors in which participants are given the freedom to explore their surroundings, themselves and others through their curiosity and imagination. The approach is heralded by some as inspirational, but described by others as re-branding of old ideas giving questionable impact. This module explores principles that underpin the Forest School approach and reflects on evidence for its effectiveness.

Calculus III

This module builds on the material covered within the first year calculus courses.  Calculus will be extended to functions of more than one variable and applications of partial differentiation and multiple integrals.

Group Theory

This module builds ideas basic number theory, geometry, and combinatorics develops core skills required for mathematical thinking and proofs. Basic knowledge of elementary algebra, complex numbers and matrices will be helpful but not a pre-requsite. The material is designed to be accessible yet rigorous.

Year Three:

Independent Project or Mathematics Project

The Independent Project builds the level 5 module ‘Research in Education’ and as a double level 6 module is a substantial piece of work which makes a significant contribution to your overall degree classification. This module and the 30 credits which are attached to its successful completion should be viewed as an exciting opportunity to pursue your own personal lines of enquiry. The mathematics project is a piece of mathematical research of the students own choosing. It will be tutorial based with lead lectures.

Exploring Mathematical Thinking

What is mathematics and why does it seem to matter so much? This module will inspire students to reflect on this question and, in doing so, increase their critical knowledge of mathematics education. Students’ own relationship with the subject will be explored, as will ideas on the beauty and power inherent within the subject.

Creativity, Technology and Learning

This module will enable students to investigate, both academically and practically, how new technologies can be used in learning and teaching in a wide variety of mainstream and specialist educational settings.

Advanced Game Theory

The aim of the module is to provide an advanced introduction to the basic ideas and models in Game Theory. Game theory is a mathematical theory which tries to model the ways in which decision makers interact. In particular, game theory provides us with tools and approaches which can be used to analyse strategic interaction between players in situations of conflict and cooperation. The implications of this theory are wide spread and have had a significantly impact on many subjects including economic, biology and computer sciences.

Work-based Placement

This module builds on the placement experience in Year 2 and will serve as a context for the Independent Project to be submitted after Easter in the final semester. The module provides you with an opportunity to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

Number Theory

Whole numbers are a basic part of everyone’s mathematical experience.  Number facts have intrigued and attracted most people at some stage, probably early in their education.  In addition to its inherent fascination, number theory has turned out to have practical applications in recent years.  The subject has a long and distinguished history and concepts and problems relating to the theory have been fundamental to a large part of mathematics.

Applied Statistics

This level 6 module has two main aims; firstly to revise basic statistical ideas and techniques studied in earlier modules, and secondly to introduce students to using SPSS and SAS Studio.  The emphasis of this module is on statistical modelling and case studies will be drawn from various areas including Education, Environmental Science and Health.

 

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

You will study advanced mathematics alongside educational 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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