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Mathematics with Management

G1N2

4 years

Full-time

BSc

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 655 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics at Grade A. Further Mathematics is recommended.
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma, to include Mathematics HL at Grade 6, plus two HL subjects at Grade 5.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AAA to include Mathematics. One further science subject is recommended.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at 7. Further Mathematics SL at Grade 6, plus two further HL subjects at Grade 6.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 655 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A. We strongly recommend that you study Advanced Higher Mathematics.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics at Grade A. Further Mathematics is recommended.
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma, to include Mathematics HL at Grade 6, plus two HL subjects at Grade 5.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AAA to include Mathematics. One further science subject is recommended.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at 7. Further Mathematics SL at Grade 6, plus two further HL subjects at Grade 6.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Overview

In this programme you study a full programme of mathematics but also take options in management and enterprise.

Broad and Accelerated Programmes

The BSc in Mathematics with Management can be taken as a broad programme where you will study courses in other subjects in your first two years. These may be in related areas such as physics or informatics or from the wide and varied range offered across the University.

It is also possible for well-prepared applicants to follow an accelerated programme in which you start in Year 2. You will concentrate on mathematics in your initial year, with one course in management. You will be supported with extra courses covering the key ideas in algebra, calculus and proofs and problem-solving from our first-year programme.

What you will study

Year 1

You will take the compulsory courses Linear Algebra, Calculus and Proofs & Problem-Solving. These are common to all our programmes and will take up half of your timetable. In them you will build on your knowledge of pure mathematics in a formal way and be introduced to the ways of mathematical thinking required at university level.

You will also take a course in management and options in other subjects. You will be able to get support from MathsBase, our popular walk-in help centre and from our Student Learning Advisor.

Year 2

You will spend between half and two thirds of your time on mathematics. You will take compulsory courses in pure mathematics, extending your knowledge of calculus and analysis, and be introduced to the abstract ideas of group theory. You will also take courses in probability, statistics and computing and numerics . You will continue to take courses in management.

From this year onwards you can use the MathsHub, our student-run facility that is both a social centre and work space.

Year 3

You will focus on the main subjects of your programme. You will receive an excellent grounding in advanced mathematics, preparing you for the options available later in your programme.

Year 4

You will have a wide range of mathematics courses to choose from and you can follow a programme that suits your particular interests and career aspirations. You are encouraged to take courses from the Business School or the School of Economics which are relevant to management.

We offer a large selection of courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research. You can take options in areas such as mathematical education, financial mathematics and mathematical biology.

Current course titles include Fundamentals of Optimization, Algebraic Geometry and Multivariate Data Analysis. You will have the opportunity to complete a group project in which you research a topic in depth.

Year 5

During this year you will take courses at Masters level. You will also complete a substantial project. (MMath only)

How will I be taught?

You will be taught mainly through lectures, workshops and tutorials. In first year you will also have access to the MathsBase help centre.

Lecturers always welcome students to ask for individual help, but we also encourage student cooperation and collaboration, both within and between the different years of our programmes.

Our Student Learning Advisor will offer advice on study skills throughout your programme.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, depending on what is appropriate for the subject matter. Most courses involve regular coursework and assignments and a final exam, while some will involve producing a group report or giving a presentation to fellow students. Some will be entirely continuously assessed.

Study abroad

There are opportunities to study abroad through University-wide exchange programmes. Students have recently completed placements in California, Melbourne and Singapore.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

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Details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

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The Key Information Set below displays data from last year. It will be updated on 28 August for students applying for entry in 2015.

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