Mathematics with Statistics MMath - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMath Mathematics with Statistics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics
Ord Mathematics with Statistics
DipHE Mathematics with Statistics
CertHE Mathematics with Statistics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UGB19008 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UGB19008 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

G100, G300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mathematics

Programme Leader

WOLF M Dr (Maths)

Date of production/revision of spec

20/08/2019

Educational aims of the programme

  • To provide a high quality teaching and learning environment that facilitates a steady progression from secondary level mathematics to FHEQ Level 7, and to prepare students for a lifetime of learning
  • To give students training in transferable problem solving skills, logical and analytical thinking, with computing used as a tool in the learning process
  • To introduce students to a range of ideas and methods from classical and modern mathematics informed by recent developments in the subject
  • To present implications and applications of mathematical and statistical thinking, and their role in other disciplines
  • To present appropriate theory, methods and applications in pure and applied mathematics, informed by recent developments in those subjects where appropriate

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A thorough understanding of core mathematical principles K
Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills K
A grounding in statistical reasoning K
An ability to use computers, both for scientific computation and for general applications K
An appreciation of the ways in which mathematical thinking can be utilised in the real world K
Acquisition of specialist knowledge and understanding, especially towards the later stages of the programme. K
A thorough understanding of statistical principles and the ways in which statistical thinking can be used K
Analyse and solve mathematical problems proficiently C
Appreciate ways in which mathematical thinking can be utilised in the real world C
Work under supervision on a placement that requires mathematical skills C
Use computers and IT for data analysis and presentation, scientific computation and general purpose applications P
Information literacy skills, including the ability to research, summarise and understand mathematical topics and to reference it in an academically rigorous way T
Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with mathematics and statistics, including calculus and linear algebra CertHE
Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation, manipulation and interpretation of mathematical quantities within an appropriate context CertHE
Demonstrate an ability to develop and communicate straightforward lines of argument and conclusions reasonably clearly CertHE
Demonstrate an ability to make sound judgements in accordance with basic mathematical concepts CertHE
Demonstrate basic programming skills. CertHE
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of well-established mathematical concepts and principles DipHE
Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematical concepts and principles in a previously unseen context DipHE
Demonstrate knowledge of common mathematical techniques and an ability to select an appropriate method to solve mathematical problems DipHE
Demonstrate competent use of programming skills to solve mathematical problems DipHE
Demonstrate knowledge of the framework within which mathematical techniques and results are valid. DipHE
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study Ord
Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study Ord
Demonstrate judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques to solve mathematical problems, some of which are at the forefront of areas of mathematical knowledge Ord
Demonstrate the ability to construct a mathematical argument Ord
Understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid. Ord
Demonstrate systematic understanding of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate accurate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to select an appropriate approach and use it accurately to solve mathematical problems, some of which are at the forefront of areas of mathematical knowledge BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to construct and develop a mathematical argument BSc (Hons)
Critically understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid. BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a good understanding of the main body of knowledge for the programme of study including some advanced topics MMath
Demonstrate a very good level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material within this body of knowledge, and be capable of solving complex problems formulated within it MMath
Be able to apply of a range of concepts and principles in loosely defined contexts, showing good judgment in the selection and application of tools and techniques MMath
Demonstrate a high level of capability in developing and evaluating logical arguments MMath
Display familiarity with the notion of mathematical modelling, and ability to abstract the essentials of problems, formulating them mathematically, obtaining solutions by appropriate methods and interpreting these solutions MMath
Be confident in the communication of arguments and the effective and accurate conveyance of conclusions MMath
Demonstrate effective use of appropriate computer technology in mathematics MMath
Demonstrate the ability to work competently and independently, to be aware of own strengths and to understand when help is needed MMath
Show competence in planning and developing an advanced project themed in mathematics, statistics and operational research. MMath

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

All modules are compulsory at Level 4

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MATP008 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

All modules at Level P are compulsory.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y The MAT3017 placement consists of 30 hours spent working alongside practicing teachers in a local school. The placement is typically 3 hours per week for 10 weeks. After the placement is complete, students give a presentation to staff and peers describing the school they worked in and details of a piece of pedagogical project work (for example, planning and teaching a lesson, or producing an educational game etc.) In addition, a written report, an essay and a supervising teacher¿s report all contribute to the assessment of learning outcomes for this module.

The University offers students the opportunity to study abroad with partner institutions in various countries. These exchanges typically take place in the second year of study, and so far our students have studied at North American Universities.
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Students can opt to spend a year on an industrial placement on completion of their second and third year of study. On successful completion of the MMath Mathematics and Statistics, and provided they further meet the IMA criteria as advertised on the IMA website, graduates are eligible to apply for Chartered Mathematician Status (CMath).

In order for students to progress to FHEQ level 5 they are required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits at FHEQ level 4 and the average of their module marks for the year must be at least 60%; the same criterion governs Level 5 to Level 6 progression and Level 6 to Level 7 progression.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.