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Mathematics and Statistics with Foundation Year BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: G101
  • Full time
  • 4 years

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in an ever-increasing data-driven world. This Mathematics and Statistics Foundation Year degree will prepare you for one of our three-year BSc degrees.

You are currently viewing course information for entry year: 2024


Next start date:

  • September 2024

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: AAB-A*BB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This foundation year will give you the knowledge you need to progress to any of our mathematics and statistics BSc degrees.

No mathematics A-Level needed. This foundation year course is for students who don't have an A-Level, or equivalent, in mathematics.

This is a full-time programme. It covers core mathematics and statistics topics, including:

  • differential calculus
  • complex numbers
  • problem-solving skills

Progression

If you finish the Foundation Year, you're guaranteed a place in year 1 of these degrees: 

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Professional accreditation and recognition

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Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.


You'll cover core mathematics and statistics topics, including:

  • differential calculus
  • complex numbers
  • problem-solving skills

You'll also complete a project during your studies.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Statistics 10
Group Project 10
Mechanics 10
Core Mathematics A 30
Core Mathematics B 30
Introduction to Computing 10
Concepts in Thermal and Quantum Physics 10
The Physics of Oscillations 10

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll learn through:

  • lectures
  • problem classes
  • tutorials and drop-in sessions
  • practical computer classes and computer-based assessments
  • data collection and analysis

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Coursework

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Group work

  • Projects

Skills and experience

Business skills

Throughout your degree, you'll develop a range of transferable skills, including:

  • analytical writing
  • report writing
  • presentation skills

Chat to a student

We have a range of different sessions from lectures and problems classes to group meetings and computer labs, this stops uni work getting monotonous and boring.

Andrew, Mathematics student

Facilities and environment

Facilities

You'll join the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics based in the Herschel Building.

A state-of-the-art learning environment will support your studies and you'll have access to extensive IT facilities for teaching and self-study, including:

  • computer-based exercises with instant review of model solutions
  • problem-solving video tutorials
  • recording system for video capture of lectures, which you can download and watch again to help with your revision

The Herschel Building also has dedicated study and social spaces, and a computing area.

The Herschel Building in Newcastle's city-centre campus

Support

To support you in your studies, all new students entering year 1 or year 2 will receive a tablet. You can download the online learning resources you'll need for your course (helping us to make our campus more sustainable).

You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues. There is a transition officer specifically to help your transition from school/college to university life.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have when starting university.

You'll also benefit from our:

  • induction programme, including social events, to help you settle in quickly
  • activities and events run by our student-run society, MathSoc
  • homework classes to help with assignments

Your future

Careers for mathematicians and statisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians have always been highly valued by employers for their analytical and problem-solving skills, and their ability to think logically and quantitatively.

You'll also develop key skills which are essential for the employment market such as communication, teamwork, planning, and organisation.

There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics is usually required, for example, teaching mathematics, statistical work, actuarial work, some research and development, and some areas of computing.

Mathematics graduates are also strong candidates in areas such as:

  • management consultancy
  • finance
  • accountancy
  • information technology
  • logistics
  • transportation

Industry too is always looking out for specialists with an interest in the applications of mathematics to engineering.

A degree in mathematics and statistics can also lead on to further study including PhD, MSc and PGCE courses.

Benefit from strong industry links

You'll also benefit from our well-established links with organisations within the industry. Through research or placements, we work with companies such as:

  • Nissan
  • Northern Gas networks
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Centre for Life
  • Met Office
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Drager Safety
  • Enzen Global
  • PTV Group
  • USGS

Make a difference

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Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2024 entry.

A-Level
International Baccalaureate

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

Contextual Offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

What is a contextual offer? Find out more and if you’re eligible for this or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

Qualification: BSc Honours

Home students

full time 4 years

Tuition fees (per year)

9250

International students

full time 4 years

Tuition fees (per year)

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
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