Mathematics with Education BSc (Hons)
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Duration and mode of study: Full time - three years or four with an optional placement year. Fees: This is a classroom based course, so it costs £8,100 per year. Start date: You can start this course in September.
About the course The mathematical element of the course develops knowledge sequentially. In your final year you will work on an individual project with a member of staff to give you an insight into the world of mathematical research. The education element provides you with both an understanding and a critical awareness of educational issues such as current educational policy within the UK and European Union. Teaching and learning Formal lectures are supported by smaller tutorial groups where the consolidation of understanding, and problem solving, take place. A weekly drop-in mathematics clinic ensures you will have access to help when needed, and staff are always willing to see you on a one-to-one basis to resolve problems. You will also have opportunities for short and long term placements which can include classroom experience.
The vocationally relevant nature of the modules in my maths degree definitely helped me to secure my placement year position within the Department of Health. Najma Mustafa
What you will cover You will study differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, standard analytical techniques, statistics, operational research, programming techniques and financial mathematics. The Mathematics Group Project module enables you to experience working as a mathematician on a real and complex problem specified by industrial
Statistical Methods 1
Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum
Psychology and Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning
Analysis and Algebra
Individual Differences and Learning
Mathematics Group Project
Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see www.derby.ac.uk/entryreqs for a full list).
Patterns of Problem Solving Calculus
Optional Placement Year
UCAS code: G1X3
This degree will develop your knowledge and understanding of concepts in mathematics, statistics and operational research, improving your analytical and technical expertise and allowing you to develop problem solving, communication and I.T skills. You will also be introduced to key concepts in the study and practice of education.
Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road
Why choose this course?
Research Methods and Independent Study in Mathematics
Mathematics or Education Option
managers. You will also study various educational aspects of teaching and curriculum, and in addition examine key features of children’s learning, motivation and behaviour.
Additional information This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Your career There are a wide variety of opportunities for mathematics graduates, many of whom enter the teaching profession (via a PGCE). Highly motivated individuals are always in demand to inspire the next generation, and many graduates frequently enjoy rapid promotion. Aside from teaching you will find that employers value the problem solving and thinking skills that you have developed, coupled with analytic and numeric competence. Mathematics remains one of the best degrees to take in order to give yourself the chance to embark on a successful and satisfying academic or non-academic career, and your portfolio of education broadens what you can offer.
Stage Two Either Statistical Methods 2 or Linear Algebra Stage Three Mathematics and Education Option topics (at least one Education option): Process Modelling Modelling with Differential Equations Mathematical Programming Techniques Optimisation Techniques Cryptography and Coding Learning and Motivation Understanding and Managing the Behaviour of Learners Curriculum Corruption and Construction