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Foundation in Mathematics
September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
UCAS Tariff Points
This Foundation Year in Mathematics will give you the skills and knowledge required to progress onto an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, such as our BSc Mathematics course.
This course will start with a thorough revision of GCSE and A-level Mathematics and will continue with an introduction to university mathematics. Furthermore, you will learn transferable skills that are key for undergraduate studies in Mathematics such as coding or data analysis. These skills are in high demand by employers in exponentially growing sectors.
During this 1 year course, you will study an introduction to;
- data analysis
- computer programming, or coding
- linear algebra and calculus
- probability and statistics, with applications to the real world
- and university level mathematics.
You will learn how to use software to solve mathematical problems and find solutions. Your problem solving skills will be enhanced and you'll gain analytical skills that will be pivotal to progressing onto further study.
How to apply
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 64
A Level: CC
IB Points: 24
BTEC: MPP or MM
Specific entry requirements
Points may be counted from qualifications equivalent to up to 3 A-levels only.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
If you are considering bringing your own computer, most of the software we use is on Windows machines though there is some use of Linux. We do not use Apple MacOS and their use is not required but some students do choose to bring MacOS machines so a Mac can be a viable choice if you so wish.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Funding your studies
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The assessment of all the Mathematics modules has been carefully designed to encourage you to act on feedback and reward progress. Moreover, in modules such as Basic Data Analysis or Foundations of Computer Programming, the assessment methods will align with those used in the undergraduate programme, so that you can familiarise well with writing reports on data analysis as well as assignments requiring writing code.
Advanced Mathematics (15 credits)
Basic Data Analysis (15 credits)
Basic Survey Methods (15 credits)
Foundation Mathematics (30 credits)
Foundations of Computer Programming (15 credits)
Mathematics for Computing (15 credits)
Study Skills in HE (15 credits)
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
Learning and teaching
We use a wide range of teaching methods, including;
- problem-solving classes
- group work
- guided reading
You will receive extensive handouts and booklets during sessions and lectures. Our experienced staff provide tutorial support in practical classes. And you can see them one-to-one when needed.
You will be able to access online educational materials through our virtual learning environment.
Assessment methods used on this course
Our assessment methods include;
- individual work
- group assignments
- project work.
Coursework is an important part of your assessments and provides valuable feedback. We assess most modules through a mixture of coursework and examination, but some are assessed solely on coursework.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.