Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor

Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences at The Open University UK will give you a thorough grounding in pure and applied mathematical concepts, theories and their uses, with the option to combine them with statistics to suit your needs and interests.

About

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

  • Covers essential topics in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics
  • Uses relevant software to investigate and solve problems; analyse and interpret data
  • Provides options to either focus on mathematics or also include statistics
  • Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge
  • Builds a solid foundation on which to continue on to an accredited degree

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

Skills for career development

A qualification in mathematics and statistics will always enhance your career prospects. This diploma 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

The Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences provides skills and knowledge required for jobs in a wide range of fields. Career areas directly related to mathematics include:

  • banking
  • bioinformatics
  • economics
  • insurance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part time – 4–5 years Full time – 2–3 years Time limit – 12 years

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Introducing statistics 
  • Pure mathematics
  • Mathematical methods: models and modelling
  • Analysing data

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 ?;
  • 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/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £5,856

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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