Degree Programme Specification 2020/2021
BSc Honours in Applied Mathematics
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|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:||not applicable|
|Final award:||BSc Honours|
|Programme title:||Applied Mathematics|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||Mathematics, statistics and operational research|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||School of Mathematics' Quality Assurance Officers|
|Date of production/revision:||July 2012|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme outcomes: Technical/practical skills
The programme includes training in computing including numerical work which provides a sound basis for the application of IT in numerous areas.
Programme structure and features
The programme structure is full-time, four-year Scottish Bachelors with Honours with entry at first or second year level and is fully compliant with the University's Curriculum Framework and Scottish Qualification Framework. Details of the Programme's requirements for any specific academic session are provided in the University of Edinburgh's Degree Regulations & Programmes of Study: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/.
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.
Please see the Undergraduate Prospectus available at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/pdf-download, or http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees?id=0,6&cw_xml=subject.php for more information on our programmes.
Each student is assigned a Personal Tutor who provides both academic and pastoral guidance. Throughout a student's time at the University, the Personal Tutor guides the student in his/her choice of courses and provides general support. Courses are administered and run through the Mathematics Teaching Organisation. Detailed online course information is provided through the University's Degree Regulations & Programmes of Study pages, and also through 'Learn' software for students enrolled on a course. Students also have access to a Mathematics Student Learning Advisor who provides support and study advice, particularly in early years.
We have a 'Mathematics Engagement Officer' who works on communicating our research and mathematics more generally to the outside world and students have opportunities to participate in this work as part of their development. We also offer a 'Mathematics Education' course in Year 4, which enables students to learn about issues in education and undertake short placements in local schools.
Each summer, the School has a number of students working on 'Vacation Scholarships' where they undertake study and research beyond the usual curriculum under the guidance of a member of academic staff.
Equality and Diversity
The School of Mathematics is fully committed to the University of Edinburgh policies promoting equality and diversity. See http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/equality-diversity.