Mathematics 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

On this course you will explore the beauty, elegance and practicality of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. 

Single Honours
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Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: G100

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Our teaching is excellent, as evidenced by Mathematics at Keele having been consistently ranked in the top ten in the UK in the National Student Survey.

This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when they are/it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

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Course Overview

On this course you will explore the beauty, elegance and practicality of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. You will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs, and formulate solutions to new problems. You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research. There is an option to take this degree over four years, by adding a year abroad studying (in English) at one of our partner institutions – which could be anywhere from Australia to Finland, Japan or the USA.

What will this mean for my future?

Mathematics helps you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text; your skills will be in demand wherever there’s a need for logical thinking. An extremely wide range of career paths is open to mathematicians, where high levels of mathematical ability are desirable. This can include fields of work as diverse as finance, data analytics, teaching, engineering, medical statistics and management consultancy.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Investigations and Problem Solving

Second year

  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Dynamics
  • Complex Variable and Vector Calculus
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Abstract Algebra

Third year

  • Professional Mathematics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Group Theory
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Codes and Cryptography
  • Time Series
  • Graph Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Logic
  • Linear Algebra
  • Non-linear Differential Equations
  • Relativity
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Waves
  • Medical Statistics
  • Ring and Field Theory

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 105 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required at Level 4, and 120 subject credits required at Levels 5 and 6.

 

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

105

0

15

0

15

2

105

0

15

0

0

3

0

120

120

0

0

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional  modules

Credits

Algebra

30

Applied Mathematics

15

Calculus

30

   

Investigations and Problem Solving       

30

   

Mathematical Methods

15

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Differential Equations

15

Dynamics

15

Probability

15

Analysis II

15

Analysis I

15

Introduction to Mathematics Education

15

Computational Mathematics

15

   

Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus

15

   

Mathematical Modelling

15

   

Abstract Algebra

15

   

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Optional  modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Nonlinear Differential Equations

15

Linear Algebra

15

Partial Differential Equations

15

Complex Variable II

15

Group Theory

15

Waves

15

Number Theory

15

Medical Statistics

15

Professional Mathematics

15

Mathematical Biology

15

Applied Time Series

15

Ring and Field Theory

15

Linear Statistical Models

15

Codes and Cryptography

15

Metric Spaces and Topology

15

Introduction to Mathematics Teaching     

15

Graph Theory

15

Project

15

Fluid Mechanics

15

Medical Statistics Project

30

Optional Modules: students normally choose four 15-credit modules in each semester. The choice will depend on any timetabling restrictions and will be subject to the student having met the necessary prerequisites. Some modules may not be available every year.

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az