Mathematics - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMath Mathematics

Subsidary award(s)

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

Professional recognition

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UGB19001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UGB19001 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

G100

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Mathematics, statistics and operati (Intg Masters)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mathematics

Programme Leader

BEVAN JJ Dr (Maths)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

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
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
Enhanced mathematical knowledge and skills suitable for a career as a professional mathematician 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
The ability to complete a major individual mathematical project 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;
Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation, manipulation and interpretation of mathematical quantities within an appropriate context
Demonstrate an ability to develop and communicate straightforward lines of argument and conclusions reasonably clearly
Demonstrate an ability to make sound judgements in accordance with basic mathematical concepts
Demonstrate basic programming skills.
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of well-established mathematical concepts and principles
Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematical concepts and principles in a previously unseen context
Demonstrate knowledge of common mathematical techniques and an ability to select an appropriate method to solve mathematical problems;
Demonstrate competent use of programming skills to solve mathematical problems
Demonstrate knowledge of the framework within which mathematical techniques and results are valid.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
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
Demonstrate the ability to construct a mathematical argument
Understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid
Demonstrate systematic understanding of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate accurate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
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
Demonstrate the ability to construct and develop a mathematical argument
Critically understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid
Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems in selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable in advanced mathematical scholarship
Demonstrate conceptual understanding and the ability to critically evaluate current research or advanced scholarship in an area of mathematics
Demonstrate a practical understanding of the use of established techniques of research and enquiry

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 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Students taking the integrated placement variant of the programme must take the modules marked Compulsory (I) and 4 of the semester 2 modules marked Optional. Students not taking the integrated placement variant must take the MMath project module, marked Compulsory (NI) and must choose 5 of the modules marked Optional. Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year. In a typical academic year, approximately 10 Level 7 modules will be offered in addition to the project and integrated placement modules.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year. Students typically select 8 module options from among approximately 17, with at least 3 modules from those categorised as “Optional(*)”. Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one Semester

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

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

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Students taking the integrated placement variant of the programme must take the modules marked Compulsory (I) and 4 of the semester 2 modules marked Optional. Students not taking the integrated placement variant must take the MMath project module, marked Compulsory (NI) and must choose 5 of the modules marked Optional. Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year. In a typical academic year, approximately 10 Level 7 modules will be offered in addition to the project and integrated placement modules.

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 2017/8 academic year.