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Mathematical Sciences Brunel University Simon Shaw School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics BI agent briefing – 11 April 2013
Department of Mathematical Sciences
What we have to offer Good range of courses with strong research base. Strong student support in a student-centred department and university. Six different Maths undergraduate courses. Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics via an Integrated Foundation Year. Postgraduate courses (MSc and PhD).
Foundation Year A pre-degree year for those qualified to start on a degree course. Part of an integrated course… Leads into degree courses in Mathematics, Business Computing, Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering. Progression to BSc is automatic for passing students. The content is the maths and computing needed to start on those degree courses.
Mathematics Degrees Mathematics (BSc and MMath) Financial Mathematics (BSc and MMath) Mathematics with Computer Science Mathematics & Statistics with Management Six in total: 4 Bachelor’s and 2 Master’s
Integrated Master’s Degrees Integrated Master’s degree over 4 years available for Mathematics and Financial Mathematics. Years 1, 2 the same as the BSc. Years 3,4 go to Master’s level. Master’s level in an extra academic year… … rather than a calendar year.
Mathematics Degrees Broad-based courses with a common core, giving some flexibility. Key concepts and techniques (algebra, analysis / calculus, discrete maths, statistics, etc) and a range of applications. Core Maths is initially taught in small groups (15-20) to ease transition to university. Weekly marked work gives regular feedback (to both staff and students).
Final Year Wide range of choices: Statistics, risk, finance, differential equations, complex analysis, computational maths, … Final Year Project One third of the final year (22% of final degree mark). Wide choice of topics - often based on current research. Individual weekly supervision. 70 page dissertation and presentation.
Brunel Sport André Wright, a final year maths student won the “performance of the championship” award at the 2013 British University Indoor Championships for winning the 200m.
Research excellence In the most recent (2008) Research Assessment Exercise: 87% of our research is of international significance. 16% of our research is world-leading. Top 3 in London area. Research underpins our course planning, and particularly, the Final Year Project.
A few recent job titles Biostatistician Statistical Programmer Junior Financial Analyst Maintenance Revenue Administrator Treasury Analyst Actuary Accounts Assistant Business Analyst Operational Research Data Analyst Risk Management Portfolio/Fund Management Over a 3 year period Maths has improved its employability year on year despite the challenging economic climate