Typical A-level offer
BBC with B in Mathematics
This degree scheme consists of two-thirds Education and one-third Mathematics. In your three years at Aberystwyth, you will study a broad spectrum of education topics, including sociological, psychological and education aspects of the subject; along with that will come exposure to the mathematical language that underpins so much of the modern world, from science, technology and engineering, to finance and commerce. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in Mathematics. On successful completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for post-graduate teacher training (PGCE) at Primary level. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.
Empowering Critical Minds- top 5 in the UK for teaching quality. ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).
93% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Education (NSS 2018)
97.5% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, after graduating. (HESA 2018*)
Department of Mathematics: Top in the UK for teaching quality for the subject of Mathematics. (The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).
100% student satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics. (NSS 2018)
96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)
Why study Education with Mathematics at Aberystwyth University?
- Education with Mathematics will help you engage with the latest theories surrounding the modern classroom, with the added specialism of mathematics
- You will be pushed to improve your legislative knowledge
- Discover more about a discipline that combines identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collection and calculation
- A gateway to careers in a variety of sectors from finance to administration as well as in education
Undergraduate lecturers in the School of Education are either qualified to PhD standard or are experienced practitioners in their field. All teaching staff currently possess, or are working towards, a recognised teaching qualification.
All lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. The majority have a postgraduate teaching qualification and new staff are required to complete the PGCTHE. The department also employs a number of part time tutors, with extensive teaching experience, and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
- Early Years Provision: Principles And Practice
- Key Skills For University
- Mathematical Analysis
- Play And Learning:theory And Practice
Employability is embedded across our teaching.
Our graduates have been successful in the fields of;
- Humanitarian Organisations
- Teaching and Education (including SEN)
- Social Care
- Speech therapy
- Social work
- Community Education Officer
- Investment analysis
- Information Technology
On completion of this degree you will have gained skills in the following;
• research and data analysis skills
• enhanced mathematical and computational skills
• effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• a thorough grounding in information technology skills
• the ability to work independently
• time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
• the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• self-motivation and self-reliance
• team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying?
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Academic Employability Coordinator
From Year One developing your employability is our priority and to ensure we offer the right services we have a dedicated academic employability coordinator who liaises with our link careers adviser to tailor a package of careers education, employer exposure and individual departmental based support. This person liaises with the careers service and external organisations to make links and connections, which are fed through to students on a regular basis. These include opportunities for voluntary work and paid employment both during and after your studies. Departmentally you will have the opportunity to get involved in our annual student employability conference alongside opportunities in being a part of our International conference that is an acclaimed innovation within the School of Education here at AU. Involvement offers worldwide insight in to new approaches in education and development and a chance to professionally network in your sector. Our student mentoring scheme provides opportunities to both receive peer support but to also develop mentoring and coaching skills while supporting fellow students. This scheme is recognised by the University for its high skills value, and those who engage as mentors receive recognition on their graduate transcript.
Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year programme.
In the first year you may discover;
- Policies and Issues in Education
- Child Development
- Young Children Learning
- Algebra and calculus
- Geometry and differential equations
- Probability and statistics
- Mathematical analysis
In the second and third years you may explore;
- The psychology of learning and thinking
- Critically reflect and evaluate learning and skills
- Analysis and differential equations
- Abstract and linear algebra
- Statistical modelling
How will I be taught?
Our degree is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive tutorials and workshops. All lectures are recorded so that you can listen to it again in the comfort of your room.
Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.
I simply love my course because the topics we discuss are interesting and relevant to the world of childhood. The lecturers are very passionate about the subject which is also reflected in the varied ways of which we are assessed - we even had the opportunity to design our own game! Much more hands-on and realistic when working with children than a dry exam! Overall, my confidence in a variety of topics and my abilities have been strengthened which is always a good thing in any career. I would definitely recommend the course and Aberystwyth University to anyone who is interested in working with children and I can assure that you are given great support by staff in any kind of academic situation! Caroline Korell
Typical Entry Requirements
A Levels BBC with B in Mathematics
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics
BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with B in A level Mathematics
28 points overall with 4-5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level
65% overall with 75% in Mathematics
The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org