UCAS code GX13 (campus code U)
About the course
Graduates in mathematics are highly sought after for their ability to analyse and solve problems in a variety of contexts relevant to modern society.
The mathematics strand covers key mathematical concepts and their practical applications with an emphasis on problem solving and communication using appropriate technologies.
Education is essential to the development of an informed society, widening opportunities and giving people choices on how they see the world. The education strand explores the philosophy and practice of education in both formal and informal contexts.
This course is taught at our Hastings campus.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
BBC including maths.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
may enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course is delivered through seminars, lectures and some computer-based practical classes. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, presentations, case studies, written assignments and examinations. In the second year, you will have the opportunity of a placement matching an area of personal interest, which your tutor will help you to find.
Areas of study
In the mathematics strand, the first two years develop fundamental concepts in continuous and discrete mathematics. In continuous mathematics, calculus is developed and applied in different areas. In discrete mathematics, there is an emphasis on understanding mathematical structures and reasoning. In the final year, students can choose from a range of options either to apply the knowledge gained in the first two years or to explore a mathematical topic in greater depth.
In the education strand, you will explore the systems and structures that provide the framework for education today and how government ideology and policies shape this. You will examine the ways in which formal education settings address inclusion, and you will look at education in the UK and internationally.
Discrete Mathematics and Algebra
Including All Learners
An Introduction to Systems and Structures in Education
Approaches to Learning
Multivariable and Numerical Methods
Developing Inclusive Education
Learning through Practice Research Practices
Education, Policy and Government
Critical Perspectives on Learning and Development
Maths options including:
Mathematics of Finance
History and Philosophy
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
Our Hastings campus is in the city centre, just three minutes south of the station and about the same distance from the seafront and the shopping district. It is a small and friendly campus of about 700 students.
Living in Hastings
The historic town of Hastings has been described as the south coast’s best kept secret. The town combines natural beauty with an exciting cultural centre and close knit student community.
The up-and-coming social scene has seen a rise in pubs and bars opening in the town centre. From the quaint taverns in the old town to the slick town centre bars, there is something to suit every taste.
Hastings has a long established thriving art community with a large number of small galleries and art groups. The Electric Palace cinema in the Old Town is a small, independent cinema that also runs the annual ’Shot by the Sea’ film festival.
Alongside the university-run sports clubs, Hastings offers local sports clubs you can join, including football, rugby and netball. Or make the most of the location and take part in rowing, sailing and wind-surfing.
Core mathematical skills can be applied across a wide spectrum of employment opportunities in addition to those in education, including finance, consultancy, accounting and actuarial work, project management and operations management. The education strand provides a firm foundation from which to apply for a PGCE, for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching.