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With recent developments in digital technology, society has entered the era of 'big data'. With this data science revolution, there is a huge increase in the demand for graduates with advanced mathematical knowledge. Employers recognise that mathematical knowledge and modelling skills are essential to the solution of many current problems the world is facing and can be applied to almost any industry. Studying mathematics at Oxford Brookes will equip you to help solve these problems.
Our Mathematics degree gives you a firm theoretical knowledge of mathematics and real-world applications, providing a good balance of fundamental mathematical principles, statistics and programming.
You will also gain strong key skills for the workplace, such as:
- problem solving
- team working
- time management
You can also choose to take the work placement, which provides invaluable real-world experience.
Taking this course can lead to a wide range of career options, including;
- data science
- actuarial science.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will study modules that develop your abstract thinking and problem-solving skills. They also support your transition from A-Level to university. You will also learn programming and explore real computational applications as part of your practical work. You will develop essential skills in mathematics.
Year 2 and 3 modules will enable you to apply your knowledge of mathematics, statistics and programming to applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Many of our graduates progress to postgraduate study, both at MSc and PhD level. In particular, this programme provides excellent grounding to progress to our postgraduate programmes, MSc Data Analytics (designed in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics) or MSc Computing Science.
Recent research has shown that graduates in mathematical disciplines enjoy one of the highest earning potentials of all graduates. Employers recognise that mathematical knowledge and skills are essential to the solution of many current problems, not only in science and technology but also in business and commerce.
Thus, as well as using their knowledge directly in scientific research, graduates in Mathematics go on to develop careers in accountancy, computing, actuarial, market research or management work, where they can apply their numeracy and skills such as problem-solving and statistical modelling. Graduates in Mathematics are also well prepared for a career in information technology and related areas. For example, demand is strong for graduates capable of developing error-free software that is mathematically based and also for those who can exploit sophisticated software and technology effectively.
As mathematics is a National Curriculum subject, a mathematics degree will equip you to proceed directly to a teaching qualification. There is high demand for mathematics graduates in the teaching profession.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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