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BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Overview

Available for January 2019 Entry

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree is a balanced programme of study that covers topics across the whole range of mathematical areas. Our course is built on five themes which run through all academic years of the course; mathematical methods, analysis, algebra, mechanics and computational mathematics. A variety of innovative teaching and assessment methods challenge the students to apply their mathematical skills to real-world problems.

As well as an honours project, the latter years of the programme have a number of specialist optional modules that will enable students to focus their degree towards their personal interests.

The programme develops communication skills, such as delivering oral presentations and designing conference-style posters. The complete programme provides students with a basis to springboard into further study or employment.

STATISTICS PATHWAY
According to the American Statistical Association, Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty. Statisticians apply statistical thinking and methods to a wide variety of scientific, social, and business endeavours in areas such as astronomy, biology, education, economics, engineering, genetics, marketing, medicine, psychology, public health and sports, among many.

The Statistics Pathway provides students with sufficient in-depth knowledge in statistical methods to enable them to embark on further studies in statistics or apply that knowledge in industry.

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Modules

Year 1

Compulsory
• Discrete Mathematics
• From Geometry into Algebra
• Introduction to Probability & Statistics
• English Language I
• English Language II
• Academic Writing OR
• Study & Research Skills OR
• History of Mathematics

Year 2

Compulsory
• Introduction to Algebra & Linear Algebra
• Introduction to Real Analysis
• Functions, Vectors & Calculus
• Introduction to Mechanics
• Computational Mathematics

Compulsory for Statistics Pathway
• Theory of Probability & Statistics

Optional
• Elective

Year 3

Compulsory
• Ordinary Differential Equations
• Further Real Analysis
• Numerical Analysis

Compulsory for Statistics Pathway
• Linear Models
• Survey Methodology
• Nonparametric Statistics

Optional
• Algebraic Structures*
• Cryptology
• Vector Calculus
• Lagrangian & Hamiltonian Mechanics
• Further Statistics**

* Compulsory if not taking the Statistics Pathway
** Not Applicable to Statistics Pathway

Year 4

Compulsory
• Complex Analysis
Choose one from*:
• Mathematical Modelling
• Mathematics Project

Compulsory for Statistics Pathway
• Stochastic Processes
• Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
SELECT AT LEAST 1 FOR STATISTICS PATHWAY
• Time Series
• Multivariate Analysis

Optional
• Time Series & Operational Research**
• Fields & Galois Theory
• Logic
• PDEs & Integral Transforms
• Fluid Dynamics
• Mathematical Biology
• Advanced Numerical Analysis
• Financial Statistics**
• Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics**
• Biostatistics & Epidemiology**
• Operational Research**

* Not applicable to Statistics Pathway
** Applicable only to Statistics Pathway

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Career Options

Mathematics offers a diverse and rewarding range of careers. Examples include working in education, academic research, consultancies, accountancy, financial services, insurance companies, IT and Computing, telecommunications, and healthcare to name but a few sectors. For further information you can visit www.mathscareers.org.uk (managed and maintained by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications). These are valuable contributions to the Cypriot economy and equip both local and international students to compete in the global employment market.

Mathematicians and Statisticians are ranked by www.careercast.com as some of the best jobs based on criteria including income, job outlook, work environment and stress. Other highly ranked jobs including those of a data scientist and of an actuary are highly mathematical and attract many people with a very strong mathematical background.

Ten Scholarships Available for the BSc (Hons) Mathematics Degree

UCLan Cyprus is delighted to announce 10 X 50% Scholarships for the BSc (Hons) Mathematics Programme, for your first year of studies at the British University of Cyprus.

Interesting Facts about Mathematicians:

Employment of Mathematicians is projected to grow 30% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The amount of digitally stored data will increase over the next decade as more people and companies conduct business online and use social media, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As a result, businesses will increasingly need mathematicians to analyse the large amount of information and data collected.

Organisations & Industries who employ Mathematicians in the UK:

•Accountancy: ACCA, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Smith & Williamson.
•Financial Services: American Express, Barklays Bank, Capital One, Citigroup, Nationwide, Santander, Visa.
•Government: Civil Service, GCHQ, Met Office, Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy.
•Insurance: ACE Europe, Aviva, Join Insurance, Lloyd’s, Prudential.
•IT & Computing: Apple, BT, Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Logica, Microsoft, Xerox.
•Transport/Travel: Booking.com, Gatwick Airport, London Underground, Network Rail.

What Mathematics can offer you?

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree is a balanced programme of study that covers topics across the whole range of mathematical areas. UCLan Cyprus provides a course which is built on five themes which run through all academic years of the course; mathematical methods, analysis, algebra, mechanics and computational mathematics. A variety of innovative teaching and assessment methods challenge the students to apply their mathematical skills to real-world problems.

Applicants interested in October 2018 BSc (Hons) Mathematics Scholarships, should complete the below procedure.

Step 1
Complete the UCLan Cyprus application form. The form is available electronically here.

Step 2
Provide copies of your High School certificate and the following supporting documents (in native language & in English):

> School leaving certificate & mark sheet
> English language qualification (IELTS or IGCSE or any other equivalent)
> Passport copy, minimum validity 2 years (For International Students)

The above documents should be submitted electronically via email at admissions@uclancyprus.ac.cy.

Once the University has received all the above required documents, the UCLan Cyprus Admissions Department will proceed with an official scholarship evaluation and if the application is successful will issue a Conditional/ Unconditional Offer letter stating the terms & conditions of your admission and further details regarding Visa procedures.

For more information on how to apply for an entry VISA click here.

It is worth mentioning that scholarships can also be maintained for subsequent years provided an overall average grade of 70% is achieved, with a minimum grade of 60% in each individual module. Scholarships are calculated as a percentage on the original fee (i.e. A 50% scholarship: 50% x 9,950 = €4,975).

Reasons to Choose UCLan Cyprus:

All PhD qualified, our lecturers are research – active and specifically trained to reach greater teaching quality for an enhanced student experience.

Upon completion of studies, UCLan Cyprus BSc (Hons) Mathematics graduates receive a Double Degree (two certificates) from both UCLan Cyprus and UCLan UK that are recognised not only in Cyprus and United Kingdom, but also across Europe and beyond.

Important Notes:

1. In case you still do not have your School leaving certificate (for Undergraduates) you can provide the latest mark sheet you have and a conditional offer letter will be issued to secure your place at UCLan Cyprus.
2. If any other scholarships or bursaries are applicable, then only the highest will apply.
3. Scholarships are available for a limited time only and Course Leader Interview may be required as part of the process.

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