# Mathematics with Statistics MMath - 2021/2

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 |

Professional recognition

**Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)**

This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

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

100403, 100406

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

GUTOWSKI Jan (Maths)

Date of production/revision of spec

26/01/2022

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 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

MAT1005 | VECTOR CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1030 | CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1031 | ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1032 | REAL ANALYSIS 1 | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1033 | PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1034 | LINEAR ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1036 | CLASSICAL DYNAMICS | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1041 | PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

Module Selection for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

All modules are compulsory at Level 4

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Students must choose 2 from 6 optional modules in addition to taking the 6 compulsory modules.

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

In addition to the three compulsory modules, students typically select 5 module options from among approximately 20. Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one Semester. Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year.

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

4 Optional modules in total must be chosen, and not more than 3 in any given semester.

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

MAT1005 | VECTOR CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1030 | CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1031 | ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1032 | REAL ANALYSIS 1 | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1033 | PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1036 | CLASSICAL DYNAMICS | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1041 | PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1034 | LINEAR ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

Module Selection for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

All modules are compulsory at Level 4

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Students must choose 2 from 6 optional modules in addition to taking the 6 compulsory modules

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

In addition to the three compulsory modules, students typically select 5 module options from among approximately 20. Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one Semester. Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

MATP008 | PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) | Core | 120 | Year-long |

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

All modules at Level P are compulsory.

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

4 Optional modules in total must be chosen, and not more than 3 in any given semester.

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:

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 2021/2 academic year.