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BSC (HONS) MATHEMATICS

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Institution C58

UCAS G100

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 – 112 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBC - BCC (including Mathematics at grade C or above)
  • BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DMM (including Mathematics)
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass (12 Mathematics units at Merit)
  • GCSEs: English language and Mathematics (C/4 or above)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points (with Higher Mathematics at 5)
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Student view

Amy
BSc (Hons) Mathematics

“I chose the University of Chichester because of the small community feel; small class sizes advance your learning faster and everyone is friends with everyone! My favourite thing about the campus is the lecturers, they are so friendly and accommodating that you always feel at home. The mathematics course is excellent as well, especially the employability skills that are integrated into each module, as it can sometimes be a minefield to decide what you would like to pursue after graduating. When I leave, I hope to go into software development and data analytics, which has sparked my interest during the statistical methods modules I have completed.”

Course content

Course overview

The mathematics course:

  • offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the area of mathematics.
  • encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning.
  • gives you the opportunity to study some applications of mathematics, and to develop problem-solving skills using mathematical and statistical processes.
  • provides a strong emphasis on you and is designed to maximise your educational journey and enhance your independent learning skills.

Why this degree?

Our Mathematics degree is taught in small, friendly, group-learning environments with high levels of individual support from lecturers with strong backgrounds in both mathematics and education.

The rigour, facets and problem solving abilities developed by a student on a Mathematics degree at Chichester University can not only enable you to become a mathematics specialist but can allow you to apply the insight and techniques you have gained to a wide range of situations and areas outside of Mathematics.

Learn more

Do you want to find out more information about this course? Come along to an Open Day. You’ll get the chance to meet our Mathematics and Education team, ask them questions and explore the campus. 

Read our Mathematics brochure for more information.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  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.

Support and Information Zone (SIZ)

Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone to help with any enquiries, over 80 open access work stations and Costa Coffee.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Teaching Resources

Our teaching spaces range from modern, purpose-built classrooms to a beautiful historic Grade I listed building so we can provide the learning experiences you need. We have collection of over 20,000 classroom resources for you to borrow while on placement.

The local area

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

Book an Open Day or Campus Tour to discover the Bognor Regis campus and the facilities it has to offer. 

Where this can take you

Career possibilities

Mathematical subject graduates are prized by a wide range of companies and employers.

The skills learnt on our degrees equip students for all sorts of roles in society, there is no one typical career undertaken by our graduates.

You'll have skills that are transferable to a diverse range of sectors including:

  • The electronics industry
  • ICT
  • Actuaries
  • Software and game designers
  • The financial sector
  • Teaching
  • Finance
  • Defence sector
  • Utilities

Further study

One of the most popular career paths is teaching, both secondary and primary. The course has close links with the PGCE curse at Chichester University and our mathematics degree equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to go on to be a successful teacher.

Other further study opportunities include doing an MSc in Data science and analytics. Run in collaboration with the University’s business school this masters degree offers you informed access to this exciting and rapidly growing field.

Where are students have gone

Careers undertaken by recent Chichester graduates:

  • Sam is a Games Designer
  • Joe works for the Civil Service
  • Lucy-Anne works for a Japanese Investment bank
  • Michael is a purchasing manager for DJM music
  • Josh is a manager at Hewlett Packard
  • John is a police officer

Indicative modules

This programme has a core of pure Mathematics linked with modules from applied Mathematics, statistics, and operational research. However, within the course you will be able to decide whether to specialise into a certain branch of Mathematics or to keep your options open by maintaining a broad range of modules.

Year One

Introduction to Statistical Theory

This module introduces you to data presentation, descriptive statistical analysis, use of statistical tables and hypotheses testing.

Discrete Mathematics

In this module we will mainly focus on introductory combinatorics and in particular counting techniques which will be useful in future modules such as probability and random variables.   

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 you will start the study of the applications of differentials.

Applied Mathematics

You'll be introduced to the study of the motion of bodies (including the special case in which bodies remain at rest) in accordance with the general principles first articulated by Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei. 

Complex Numbers and Differential Equations

This module introduces you to mathematical communication and modelling using complex numbers, linear difference and differential equations. 

Linear Algebra 

This module introduces you to modelling using systems of linear equations, basic and advanced matrix algebra.

Calculus II

This module builds on the material covered at A level and introduces some new fundamental areas of mathematics. Differential Calculus will be extended and you will start the study of the applications of differentials.

Probability and Random Variables

This module introduces you to modelling and draws on probability theory and probability distributions to solve business, engineering, science, and social problems

Year Two

Statistical Methods

This module builds on the first-year module Introduction to Statistical Theory and looks at the central limit theorem, paired and independent samples t test and their non-parametric equivalents.

Applications of Probability

The aim of the module is to develop techniques in the use of probability in real world contexts. Exploration of the theoretical mathematical models used to describe patterns of events that occur in time, and in space.

Mathematical Analysis

This module introduces one of the fundamental areas of mathematics called analysis. Analysis can be described as a field that covers all topics which depend on the concept of limits.

Network Analysis

Network analysis provides the foundational knowledge and understanding to apply weighted and directed graphs in order to solve real-life problems of connectivity, network flow, braced frameworks and optimal routes.

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.

Complex Analysis

This is an introduction to complex analysis which is fundamental to higher-level mathematics. The main focus during this module will be how ideas such as differentiation extend to the complex variable setting.  

Plus two from

Group Theory

This module introduces you to sets, functions, and operations; and examples of sets studied include sets of integers, functions, and matrices. In addition, the module explores the algebraic structure that is revealed by all possible pairs of the elements of a set when combined using an operation.

Time Series Analysis

A time series is a sequence of data which has been recorded in time order. The goal of this module is to try and understand how consecutive data points in a time series are dependent on each other. This dependence then allows us to create statistical models which can be used to forecast future values.

Further Applied Mathematics

Building on the techniques introduced in the level 4 applied mathematics module, this module looks to develop a deeper understanding of the field of applied mathematics.

 Year Three

Optimisation

In this module we look at the theory and techniques for optimises an objective function subject to some constraints. The ideas developed in the module are widely applicable to many other subjects such as engineering which regularly face optimisation problems. 

Advanced Calculus

This module follows from the Calculus modules in levels 4 and 5 and continues the study of calculus and associated applications. Here we link Linear Algebra and calculus to investigate vector functions; extend our knowledge to include functions of a complex variable and further develop understanding of the solutions of differential equations.

Applied statistics

This module looks at the practice of statistics using real world datasets and statistical software. Statistical methods such as hypotheses testing and regression analysis are applied to the real datasets, and the results interpreted and reported in a professional and academic style.

Number Theory

Number theory is the study of whole numbers. Number facts have intrigued most people at some stage in their education, and in addition to its inherent fascination, number theory has turned out to have practical applications in recent years such as encryption.

Mathematics Project

In this module, you will pursue and manage an individual study in mathematics and become familiar with the major concepts and developments in the chosen field.  The mathematics project is designed to enable you to explore an interest not otherwise covered by the modules you have previously taken, or explore a topic drawn from one of those courses, but to be taken in greater depth or in different directions. 

Plus two from

Machine Learning

Within this module we will study algorithms which allow computers to learn and improve from experience. The importance of this topic to many modern technologies cannot be overestimated.

Advanced Game Theory

Game theory tries to model how decision markers interact during situations of conflict or cooperation.  The implications of this theory are widespread and have had a significant impact on many subjects including economic, biology and computer sciences.

Operations Research

Operations research is a field of mathematics which seeks to optimise decision-making policies. The theory and problem-solving techniques developed in this field are widely applied in business, government and the military.  

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

The University of Chichester is a recognised centre of high quality teaching, and our mathematics programmes are specifically structured to allow you to develop your range of skills and techniques, and will effectively prepare you for a variety of careers.

Our Mathematics degree is taught in small, friendly, group-learning environments with high levels of individual support.

This degree will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed for employment in a wide range of sectors

Assessment

The assessments for the programme include examinations, tasksheets, and computer-based tests.

Meet our experts

Our programmes are taught by a team of experienced academics who are at the forefront of their discipline. Take a look at their profiles to see who could be teaching you. 

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