COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Mathematics

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

If you’re curious about numbers and how they’re used practically in the ‘real world’, a Mathematics BSc can lead you down many career paths.

Mathematics is an ancient subject which, from its earliest days, has underpinned much of daily life, in finance, commerce, science, technology, engineering and even philosophy – from understanding the structure of the universe and predicting earthquakes to interpreting error-correcting codes on digital devices and enabling us to stream music and video.

Mathematics has shaped our view of the world, used by physicists, engineers, statisticians, analysts and economists as a tool to model real world situations to find new and novel solutions to problems.

One of the top 15 universities in the country in Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status, the first of two stages to do so. 

You can focus on specialist areas of mathematics, such as statistics or physics, and it is possible to combine your studies with our Initial Teacher Training programme in secondary schools. Please refer to Year One Course Detail for more information.

Programme description

If you’re curious about numbers and how they’re used practically in the ‘real world’, a Mathematics BSc can lead you down many career paths.

Mathematics is an ancient subject which, from its earliest days, has underpinned much of daily life, in finance, commerce, science, technology, engineering and even philosophy – from understanding the structure of the universe and predicting earthquakes to interpreting error-correcting codes on digital devices and enabling us to stream music and video.

Mathematics has shaped our view of the world, used by physicists, engineers, statisticians, analysts and economists as a tool to model real world situations to find new and novel solutions to problems.

One of the top 15 universities in the country in Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status, the first of two stages to do so. 

You can focus on specialist areas of mathematics, such as statistics or physics, and it is possible to combine your studies with our Initial Teacher Training programme in secondary schools. Please refer to Year One Course Detail for more information.

Key Modules

 

Studying maths should develop skills in logical thinking and strategic knowledge, demonstrating to employers your advanced numerical and analytical ability, both of which are rare and in demand on the graduate job market.

A mathematics degree can open up a wide range of career opportunities in industry, accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management and scientific research. You could be employed in a wide variety of roles, for example, as an actuarial analyst, actuary, forensic accountant, operational researcher, research scientist, teacher, statistician or stockbroker.

We have an outstanding track record in employability with 90% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15) and 75% of those employed in professional roles.

For those who combined their studies with Initial Teacher Training, on completion of the course, students who wish to continue to become qualified teachers can seek employment with a secondary school and following a year of employment with the school could become eligible as a newly Qualified Teacher.

To improve your employment prospects and gain valuable professional experience, we strongly encourage you to spend a year on industrial training after Year 2. Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will provide assistance to help you find an appropriate placement.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Module & Subject

Year1

Your first year lays the foundation for the more advanced study of mathematics, consolidating previous learning and exploring some of the advanced concepts in algebra, calculus, statistics, mathematical modelling and numerical analysis. You should also develop associated academic and professional skills, including personal development planning. 

If you develop a keen interest in one particular subject, such as statistics or physics, it is possible to transfer to our joint Mathematics courses at the start or at the end of first year. 

During the first year, you will also be given the opportunity to opt in to the scheme to participate in our Secondary Initial Teacher Training programme. As a SCITT trainee you will spend time during your second and third year of your subject degree, teaching and learning alongside expert practitioners. There will be one day a week release from your degree to facilitate this. As a Secondary SCITT accredited trainee you will train in across the 11-16 secondary phase.  You will work with selected partner(s) school within the Coventry SCITT. Students who undertake this pathway must decide during their first year of their degree if they wish to opt into the Secondary School Experience pathway. This is followed by a numeracy and literacy test and interview for selection. Subject to passing the entrance test students will then follow the training pathway as defined in section 13. Those who choose not to participate will follow the normal course structure.

Modules

  • Statistics

  • Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Mathematical modelling

  • Introduction to real and numerical analysis

  • Professional and academic skills 1

Year2

The second year should further deepen your knowledge of the common mathematical methods and covers areas such as discrete mathematics, differential equations, real and complex analysis. You also get to select a module from a range of choices including statistical modelling, modern physics and operational research.

Modules

  • Further algebra and calculus

  • Real and complex analysis

  • Discrete mathematics

  • Differential equations

  • Professional and academic skills 2

  • Optional modules

     

    1 from the following:

    • Mathematics for modern physics and numerical analysis
    • Electromagnetism
    • Linear statistical models
    • Operational Research Techniques

Year3

The final year continues the above themes and provides a wider choice of options from modules such as quantum mechanics, cryptography, cosmology, and financial maths. 

All students have the option to choose either a substantial project (on a mathematical topic with the support of an individual supervisor) or a taught module that involves project based work. Past students have often been inspired by the varied and exciting research interests of the teaching staff, covering dissertation projects in areas such as graphs generated from music or text, network analysis and traffic modelling.

Modules

  • Advanced algebra and analysis

  • Optimisation

  • Either Project or Advanced Topics in Mathematics

  • Professional and academic skills 3

  • Optional modules

     

    2 from the following:

    • Coding and cryptography
    • Financial mathematics
    • Advanced topics in mathematics
    • Fluid dynamics
    • Cosmology
    • Advanced topics in statistics
Entry Requirements

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  13150.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER