• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences at The Open University UK provides the basic skills you need for further study in mathematics and statistics, and is ideal if you need some mathematics to underpin your studies in other areas.

About

You’ll be introduced to pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics; using mathematical software; working with abstract ideas; and modelling real-world problems using mathematics.

Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences at The Open University UK 

  • Introduces essential topics in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics
  • Builds your confidence working with abstract ideas; modelling real-world problems and using relevant software
  • Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge
  • Builds a solid foundation on which to continue on to a higher qualification

Skills for career development

This certificate course provides skills and knowledge required for jobs in a wide range of fields. It will particularly enhance the following transferable and highly valued skills:

  • communicating mathematical ideas clearly and succinctly
  • explaining mathematical ideas to others
  • understanding complex mathematical texts
  • working with abstract concepts
  • thinking logically
  • expressing problems in mathematical language
  • constructing logical arguments
  • finding solutions to problems
  • interpreting mathematical results in real-world terms
  • using relevant professional software.

Career relevance

Career areas directly related to mathematics include:

  • banking
  • bioinformatics
  • economics
  • insurance
  • investments
  • market research
  • pensions
  • quantitative analysis/risk analysis
  • retail
  • stockbroking/trading
  • tax.

Other careers

Mathematical knowledge is much sought after by a wide variety of employers in fields such as education, engineering, business, finance, and accountancy. A qualification in mathematics also offers opportunities for self-employment – as a financial adviser, for example.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 7 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discovering mathematics
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Introducing statistics 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it’s very important you’re well prepared to study mathematics at this level. You must be comfortable with the following topics:

  • arithmetic of numbers, including negative numbers and fractions;
  • scientific notation for numbers (sometimes known as standard form);
  • powers of numbers including square roots;
  • using your scientific calculator effectively for the above topics, and for working with brackets and π;
  • using simple word formulas;
  • drawing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.

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