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Our Mathematics degree gives you a firm theoretical knowledge of mathematics. You will experience real mathematical applications and learn;
- the fundamental principles of mathematics
- computational concepts and practices.
You will also gain strong coding skills and learn key skills for the workplace, such as;
- problem solving
- team working
- time management
Our course is flexible so you can learn according to your own interests and ambitions. You can pick modules on Engineering, Management and even Foreign Languages. If you're interested in Pure Mathematics you can choose modules which give you a sound mathematical background and prepare you for further study or research.
You can 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;
- actuarial science
- data science.
How to apply
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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.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will study;
- Mathematical Analysis
- Linear Algebra
These modules 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;
- pure mathematics
- mathematical methods
- mathematical modelling (and statistics in the single honours course).
In Year 2 and 3 you will study modules such as;
- Mathematical Modelling
- Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence.
On the single honours course you will mostly focus on mathematics. You will also have the chance to study some statistics.
On our combined honours course, you will complement your mathematics modules with modules from your other field of study.
You will develop your computing abilities through the extensive use of up-to-date mathematical (and, for single honours, statistical) software.
- 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
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.
As well as using their knowledge directly in scientific research and teaching, graduates in Mathematics go on to develop careers in accountancy, computing, actuarial, market research or management work where they can use their numeracy and skills such as problem-solving and statistical modelling. Many of our graduates also progress to postgraduate study, both MSc and PhD.
Graduates in Mathematics are particularly well equipped 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 combined or single honours mathematics degree will equip you to proceed directly to a teaching qualification. There is high demand for mathematics graduates in the teaching profession.
The single honours course has been accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.
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.
Information from Unistats
Programme Changes: 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.