Typical A-level offer
ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics
Mathematics with Education, at Aberystwyth University, will develop your appreciation of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques and cover a broad spectrum of childhood development activities that include the sociological, psychological and educational facets that influence the development of children.
On this course you will spend two thirds of your time in the Mathematics Department and one third in the School of Education. The degree utilises the expertise of each department to offer you a highly relevant and stimulating programme which is very attractive to employers.
In addition to the specialist mathematical and analytical skills you will acquire through the degree, you will also gain a broad range of transferable skills which will serve you well in any career. You will be able to able to apply for PGCE teacher training courses at either Primary or Secondary level.
Department of Mathematics: Top in the UK for teaching quality for the subject of Mathematics. (The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).
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 (HESA 2017)
Empowering Critical Minds- top 5 in the UK for teaching quality. ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).
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. (HESA 2017)
Why study Mathematics with at Aberystwyth University?
- Mathematics with 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
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.
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.
- Child Development
- Coordinate And Vector Geometry
- Differential Equations
- Further Algebra And Calculus
- Mathematical Analysis
- Policies And Issues In Education
- Early Years Provision: Principles And Practice
- Key Skills For University
- Play And Learning:theory And Practice
- Young Children Learning
- Bilingual Education
- Discourses Language And Education
- Education, Diversity And Equality
- Literacy In Young Children
- Making Sense Of The Curriculum
- Research Methods
- Working With Children
- Children's Rights
- Communicating Science: The Scientists, The Media And The Public
- Health And Education
- Mathematical Development In The Early Years
- Special Educational Needs
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
- Thorough grounding in information technology skills
- Ability to work independently
- Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
- 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
This course will be delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars and 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, coordinate and vector 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. You will also choose from a range of optional modules in Mathematics.
- In the third year you will be able to direct your own study and specialise further by choosing from a wide range of elective modules in both disciplines.
How will I be taught?
- You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, essays and examinations. A number of modules are available through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from both departments.
- Your personal tutors will also be able to help you with any queries relating to your academic studies. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
- You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.
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
28-30 points with 4-5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level
70% overall with 75% in Mathematics
Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org