BSc

Mathematics / Education

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Key Facts

Code GX13
  • Typical A-level offer

    ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    3 Years

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In choosing to study this Mathematics and Education degree you'll cover a broad spectrum of childhood development activities that include the sociological, psychological and educational facets that influence the development of children. Additionally you'll cover the fundamental syllabus of a broad-ranging degree in Mathematics. You'll be taught by enthusiastic staff and cover a range of practical, theoretical, and professional disciplines that employers in these disciplines demand. Your time will be divided equally in the School of Education and the department of Mathematics. Your skills and abilities will be enhanced with regular exposure to team-work, communications, interpersonal, and time and work management opportunities. As this is a joint honours degree, you will be able to apply for PGCE teacher training courses at either Primary or Secondary level. 

Department of Mathematics: 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching on the course for the subject of Mathematics and Statistics (NSS 2017)

93% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 1% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (DLHE 2017)

School of Education: 98% student satisfaction (NSS 2017)

100% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Education graduates nationally. (DLHE 2017)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning

Overview

Why study Mathematics / Education at Aberystwyth University?

  • Mathematics / Education 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
Our Staff

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.

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.

Modules

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.

Employability

Employability is embedded across our teaching.

Our graduates have been successful in the fields of;

  • Humanitarian Organisations
  • Teaching and Education (including SEN)
  • Social Care
  • Nursing
  • Speech therapy
  • Social work
  • Community Education Officer
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • 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? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

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

This course will be delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars, individual and group-based project work designed to stimulate your academic interest in mathematics and inspire you about theories of teaching and learning. By joining these two disciplines, this course will help you deepen your mathematical competence and equip you with skills vital for work in the field of education.

What will I learn?

  • In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines, including algebra, calculus, geometry, probability, mathematical analysis, differential equations and statistics. You will be introduced to issues concerning children's learning and the education system generally.
  • In the second year you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will explore the psychology of learning and thinking and may choose areas such as cultural diversity in education or the curriculum. 
  • In the third year you will be able to direct your own study and specialise further.

How will I be taught?

  • As you study, you will be both challenged and inspired by our staff members, who have created a vibrant culture of creativity and intellectual curiosity perfect for the study of both Education and Mathematics.
  • You will be allocated a personal tutor while you are at Aberystwyth. Personal tutors are there to help with all aspects of your progress through University. They can also provide you with information about the University's central services should you need further support.
  • Assessment methods include essays, exams, reports, practical exercises and oral presentations, as well as games and posters. You will also be required to complete additional assignments and work with others on particular tasks.
  • While at Aberystwyth you will learn to: develop a reflective learning style to promote self-improvement; employ multiple critical techniques when approaching complex data sets; develop a rigorous approach to vital areas such as child protection; and articulate a detailed critical analysis of your subjects.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM-DDM with A/B in A level Mathematics

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28-30 points with 4-5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
70% overall with 75% in Mathematics

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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