You’ll cover a wide range of topics and develop a secure understanding of mathematical problems and approaches. You’ll get plenty of practice with essential methods and tools; gain an appreciation of the role and construction of rigorous proof in mathematics; increase your familiarity with mathematical software; and build experience of communicating mathematical arguments and conclusions.
Key features of the Mathematics (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Offers a wide selection of modules to fit your interests and ambitions
- Covers a selection of topics in pure and applied mathematics with options in statistics, physics and education
- Includes opportunities to develop your experience with mathematical methods and software
- Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge
Skills for career development
Mathematics lies at the heart of many activities, from everyday tasks, problem solving and decision making to economics and the advancement of science and technology. Mathematical knowledge is much sought after by a wide variety of employers, as shown by the Government’s initiative to increase participation in the strategically important STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
By studying this degree course you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for jobs in fields such as education, engineering, business, finance and accountancy. It is widely accepted that a degree in mathematics particularly enhances the following transferable and much sought-after skills:
- communicating mathematical ideas clearly and succinctly
- understanding complex mathematical texts
- working with abstract concepts
- thinking logically
- expressing problems in mathematical language
- constructing logical arguments
- working on open-ended problems
- finding solutions to problems
- interpreting mathematical results in real-world terms
- using relevant professional software.
There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics and/or statistics is specified. These include teaching, statistical work (including actuarial work), operational research and development, and some areas of computing.
Other career areas directly related to mathematics include:
- financial services
- market research
- quantitative analysis/risk analysis
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
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- Discovering Mathematics
- Essential Mathematics
- Mathematical methods
- Pure mathematics
- Mathematical methods, models and modelling
- Analysing data
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical skills.
- You have a choice of starting module depending on your current skill level: Discovering mathematics (MU123) or Essential mathematics 1 (MST124).
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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