BSc Mathematics and Welsh GQ1N

Course Overview

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On the BSc Mathematics and Welsh course you will cover the general range of mathematical material over your three years of study including elements of different aspects of the subject such as Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics for Finance.
The course gives you the chance to explore and understand the number theory that Pythagoras studied, the Financial Mathematics that the highest flyers on Wall Street rely on, and a wealth of other topics reflecting the teaching team’s research expertise in probability, analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, noncommutative geometry and algebraic topology. This course is aimed at first language students.

Key Features

  • Provides the student with a sound grounding in the basic concepts of mathematics with a special emphasis on analysis and algebra
  • Provides the student with a sound grounding in the Welsh language and the culture and literature of Wales
  • Develops the student's ability to use and evaluate logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments
  • Develops the student's oral and written communication skills, especially in mathematics, as well as their ability to use hi-tech communication tools
  • Provides the academic qualifications necessary for careers requiring strong mathematical knowledge and experience, a high level of competence in the Welsh language and an appreciation of Welsh culture
  • Rated as one of the Top 25 Mathematics departments in the UK, and within the Top Third in the world (2015 QS World University Rankings)
  • High employability - we are 14th in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2015)
  • 89.4% of 2013/2014 graduates in professional level job or study (DLHE 2013/2014)
  • Year in Industry programmes available for 2016 entry
  • Extensive selection of final year projects available, designed to develop excellence in a range of transferable skills
  • Teaching and research centres on modern applicable mathematics
  • Outstanding student support including weekly small group tutorials and regular module-specific support classes<
  • Wide choice of career options and good graduate earning potential
  • Lead institution for WIMCS, the Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Friendly staff committed to providing a supportive teaching and learning environment

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CY-351Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Meistroli
MA-312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Higher Algebra
MAW300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Prosiect
MAW301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Newidynnau Cymhlyg
Optional Modules
Optional 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : 40 optional credits from the following

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CY-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cyfieithu
CY-342Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Traethawd Estynedig
CY-348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diddanwch, Dysg a Defosiwn

Description

  • Provides the student with a sound grounding in the basic concepts of mathematics with a special emphasis on analysis and algebra.
  • Provides the student with a sound grounding in the Welsh language and the culture and literature of Wales.
  • Develops the student's ability to use and evaluate logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments.
  • Develops the student's oral and written communication skills, especially in mathematics, as well as their ability to use hi-tech communication tools.
  • Provides the academic qualifications necessary for careers requiring strong mathematical knowledge and experience, a high level of competence in the Welsh language and an appreciation of Welsh culture.

Entry Requirements

A levels: grades AAB-BBB to include Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass acceptable as equivalent to an A grade A level.

BTEC: DDD plus grade B in A Level Mathematics.

Scottish Highers: ABBBC plus grade B in Mathematics.

Access to HE (Science): Pass with Distinction (to include 24 Dist, 15 Merits and 6 Passes) including 18 in Maths.

International Baccalaureate: 34-32 to include at least 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of A-level, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments.

General Studies and Key Skills qualifications are normally excluded from our offers.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

How To Apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees must be made through UCAS. Further information is available on the UCAS website.

For UK applicants, please apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

For International students, please click here

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,650

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

International Entry Requirements

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutor-led tutorials and regular (non-assessed) coursework. The final year modules are more student-centred, to reflect a progression in teaching methods appropriate to the subjects taught. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught/learnt and to broaden knowledge and understanding of the subject.

You will be assessed through a combination of unseen written examinations, set assignments, presentations and a dissertation.

Find out more about our teaching.

Student profiles

"Further to my studies at Swansea University as a Master of Science graduate in Financial Mathematics, I am currently working at Deutsche Bank in London as part of the Structured Financial Services team providing client services for corporate lending and debt portfolios. The complex nature of the course has helped me become a logical decision maker and a highly skilled problem solver. These transferable skills are very useful in the world of Finance since the role is highly challenging working towards deadlines and structured transaction targets. My studies at Swansea University have also enriched me with leadership, motivational skills and have enhanced my communication skills. I work in a close team of 10 people within a large department which encourages a culture that strives towards learning and effective teamwork. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Swansea University and cherish the many fond memories. I am so pleased to be expanding my horizon within a major financial centre."

Rhian Ivey, BSc Mathematics 2006, MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance 2008

Read our student profiles

Facilities

The Aubrey Truman Reading Room, located in the centre of the Department of Mathematics, houses the departmental library and computers for student use. It is a popular venue for students to work independently on the regular example sheets set by their lecturers, and to discuss Mathematics together. 

Our main university library, Information Services and Systems (ISS), contains a notably extensive collection of Mathematics books.

 

Careers

The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales. 

Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities. There is also the option to study further for a higher degree.

Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status.  The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority).  Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:

  • Academic Staff
  • Research Engineer Data Scientist
  • Research Analyst
  • Client Relationship Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Actuary Trainee
  • Auditor
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Officer
  • Graduate Administrator
  • Junior Pricing Analyst
  • Associate
  • Financial Advisor

Find out more about employability

 

Research

All academic staff in Mathematics are active researchers and the department has a thriving research culture. Find out more.

Enrolment

Welcome to new and returning students.

You will find information regarding Departmental Enrolment and Induction events, along with enrolment instructions here.

Studying Mathematics at Swansea University

Welsh-medium provision for students

A variety of modules can be studied with a Welsh medium component taking the form of weekly small-group tutorials. There are also extensive teaching resources available for calculus and geometry and final year students can have their project supervision through the medium of Welsh. Welsh medium UCAS interviews are available for applicants - please request this when booking a Visit Day with us. For more information, please contact Kristian Evans.