Mathematics

BSc MATHEMATICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Key details 

BSC MATHEMATICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
G10F
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

The assessment methods we use are determined by the module in question. Most of the modules within the School of Mathematics combine 80% examination and 20% coursework.  

The coursework component is based on examples given on problem sheets, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions and feedback. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.

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Assessment for Year 2

The assessment methods we use are determined by the module in question. Most of the modules within the School of Mathematics combine 80% examination and 20% coursework.  

The coursework component is based on examples given on problem sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions and feedback. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.

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Assessment for Year 3

The assessment methods we use are determined by the module in question. Most of the modules within the School of Mathematics combine 80% examination and 20% coursework.  

The coursework component is based on examples given on problem sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions and feedback. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests. 

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Assessment for Year 4

The assessment methods we use are determined by the module in question. Most of the modules within the School of Mathematics combine 80% examination and 20% coursework.  

The coursework component is based on examples given on problem sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions and feedback. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests. 

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Year 0 (Foundation Year)

Compulsory Modules (60 Credits)

Code MTHB3001A - (20 Credits)

Taught by lectures and seminars to bring students from Maths GCSE towards A-level standard, this module covers several algebraic topics including functions, polynomials and quadratic equations. Trigonometry is approached both geometrically up to Sine and Cosine Rule and as a collection of waves and other functions. The main new topic is Differential Calculus including the Product and Chain Rules. We will also introduce Integral Calculus and apply it to areas. Students should have a strong understanding of GCSE Mathematics.

Code MTHB3002B - (20 Credits)

Following MTHB3001A (Basic Mathematics I), this module brings students up to the standard needed to begin year one of a range of degree courses. The first half covers Integral Calculus including Integration by Parts and Substitution. Trigonometric identities, polynomial expressions, partial fractions and exponential functions are explored, all with the object of integrating a wider range of functions. The second half of the module is split into two: Complex Numbers and Vectors. We will meet and use the imaginary number i (the square root of negative one), represent it on a diagram, solve equations using it and link it to trigonometry and exponential functions. Strange but true: imaginary numbers are useful in the real world. The last section is practical rather than abstract too; we will be looking at three dimensional position and movement and solving geometric problems through vector techniques.

Code MTHB3003B - (20 Credits)

This module extends material beyond Basic Mathematics I and Basic Mathematics II, and takes the most useful topics from the equivalent of the Further Maths A-level syllabus: - Simple common sets. - Notions of mathematical rigour and proof by induction. - Ideas of function such as f(x)=(ax+b)/(cx+d) for curve sketching, including identifying asymptotes. - Trigonometric functions and corresponding identities, including graph sketching aided by the derivative as the slope of a curve. - The hyperbolic functions sinhx, coshx and tanhx. - The Maclaurin Series Expansions. - Matrices and determinants (2x2 and 3x3) and their link with vector-cross-product. Examples of matrix-transformations of the plane and of space. - Separable variable first-order differential equations for modelling the motion of objects (once Integration has been covered in Basic Mathematics II). E.g. a car decelerating within a specified breaking distance; a body falling with air-resistance. All this has proved to set up students well for what follows in the degree course.

 

Options Range A (60 Credits)

Code CHE-3003B - (20 Credits)

A course in chemistry intended to take you to the level required to begin a relevant degree in the Faculty of Science. The module will help you to develop an understanding of: reactions of functional groups in organic chemistry; basic thermodynamics; spectroscopic techniques; transition metal chemistry and practical laboratory skills.

Code CHE-3004A - (20 Credits)

A module designed for you, if you are on a Science Faculty degree with a Foundation Year or Medicine with a Foundation Year. You will receive an introduction to the structure and electronic configuration of the atom. You will learn how to predict the nature of bonding given the position of elements in the periodic table. You will be introduced to the chemistry of key groups of elements. You will become familiar with key measures such as the mole and the determination of concentrations. The module includes laboratory work. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed.

Code CMP-3002A - (20 Credits)

In taking this module you will learn about a wide range of topics that are fundamental to computing science. You will study areas such as history of computing, web site design, the binary system, logic circuits, and algorithms. In the practical work for the module you will use a range of tools and techniques appropriate to the topic being studied.

Code CMP-3005A - (20 Credits)

Introductory Programming introduces a number of programming concepts at the start of your programming career, using a modern programming language common to many digital industries. We structure learning through lectures, delivering core materials, and tutor supported exercises to reinforce learning, and to prepare students for programming in their following studies.

Code CMP-3006B - (20 Credits)

This module follows on from Foundations of Computing 1. You will learn about a further range of topics that are fundamental to computing science. You will study areas such as database design, accessing databases via dynamic websites, an introduction to machine code, machine learning and an introduction to higher level languages.

Code PHY-3011A - (20 Credits)

In this module you will begin your physics journey with units, accuracy and measurement. You will then progress through the topics of waves, light and sound, forces and dynamics, energy, materials and aspects of thermal physics. The module has a piece of coursework which is based around PV cell technology.

Code PHY-3010B - (20 Credits)

This module follows on from Introductory Physics and continues to introduce you to the fundamental principles of physics and uses them to explain a variety of physical phenomena. You will study gravitational, electric and magnetic fields, radioactivity and energy levels. There is some coursework based around the discharge of capacitors.

 

Year 1

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code MTHA4008Y - (30 Credits)

In this module you will study: (a) Complex numbers. (b) Vectors. (c) Differentiation; power series. (d) Integration: applications, curve sketching, area, arc-length. (e) First and second-order, constant-coefficient ordinary differential equations. Reduction of order. Numerical solutions using MAPLE. Partial derivatives, chain rule. (f) Line integrals. Multiple integrals, including change of coordinates by Jacobians. Green's Theorem in the plane.

Code MTHA4001A - (20 Credits)

The module provides you with a thorough introduction to some systems of numbers commonly found in Mathematics: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, modular arithmetic. It also introduces you to common set theoretic notation and terminology and a precise language in which to talk about functions. There is emphasis on precise definitions of concepts and careful proofs of results. Styles of mathematical proofs you will discuss include: proof by induction, direct proofs, proof by contradiction, contrapositive statements, equivalent statements and the role of examples and counterexamples. In addition, this unit will also provide you with an introduction to producing mathematical documents using Latex, and an introduction to solving mathematical problems computationally using both Symbolic Algebra packages and Excel.

Code MTHA4001B - (10 Credits)

Probability is the study of the chance of events occurring. It has important applications to understand the likelihood of multiple events happening together and therefore to rational decision-making.

Code MTHA4003A - (20 Credits)

Algebra plays a key role in pure mathematics and its applications. We will provide you with a thorough introduction and develop this theory from first principles. We develop the theory of matrices, mainly (though not exclusively) over the real numbers. The material covers matrix operations, linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and geometric aspects. Another topic underlying all mathematics is Real Analysis. We will explore the mathematical notion of a limit and see the precise definition of the limit of a sequence of real numbers and learn how to prove that a sequence converges to a limit. After studying limits of infinite sequences, we move on to series, which capture the notion of an infinite sum.

Code MTHA4003B - (20 Credits)

In the Real Analysis thread, this module extends the material studied in the first semester module “Linear algebra, sequences and series” (MTHA4003A) We learn about limits of functions and continuity before moving on to study precise definitions of differentiation and integration. This then leads to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. We are introduced to Group Theory via the study of symmetry and Group Axioms. The basic concepts are subgroups, Lagrange’s theorem, factor groups, group actions and the Isomorphism Theorem.

Code MTHA4007B - (20 Credits)

Computation and modelling are essential skills for the modern mathematician. While many applied problems are amenable to analytic methods, many require some numerical computation to complete the solution. The synthesis of these two approaches can provide deep insight into highly complex mathematical ideas.

 

Year 2

Compulsory Modules (80 Credits)

Code MTHA5003A - (20 Credits)

One thread of this module covers the standard basic theory of the complex plane. The areas covered include continuity, power series and how they represent functions for both real and complex variables, differentiation, holomorphic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations. The second thread follows on from the Linear Algebra studied in Year One. We introduce the concept of a vector space over a field. Throughout the module we will see examples of different vector spaces which will illustrate the results presented. We will learn about vector subspaces. We will see the definition of a basis of a vector space, why this construction is useful and how we can then talk about the dimension of the space. We will then look at linear transformations between pairs of vector spaces, which will lead to the definitions of the kernel and the image of a linear transformation and hence to the rank-nullity theorem. We will see how by fixing bases, a linear transformation can be encoded in matrix form and how changing the bases changes that matrix, which will lead on to the study of eigenvectors and the diagonalization of matrices.

Code MTHA5003B - (20 Credits)

Study of complex integration will include consideration of the topology of the complex plane along with proof of the Cauchy and Laurent theorems along with applications including residue calculus. The other area of mathematics studied in this module is Ring Theory. After an introduction to rings using integers as a model, we develop the theory with many examples related to familiar concepts such as substitution and factorisation. Important examples of commutative rings include fields, domains, polynomial rings and their quotients.

Code MTHA5002A - (20 Credits)

In this module, building on knowledge from Calculus, you will develop skills in a variety of mathematical techniques for solving differential equations, and how they can be applied to model a range of applications. As a particular focus, you will consider how we can describe mathematically how a fluid behaves. Techniques for solving differential equations will consider both Ordinary Differential Equations, including series solutions and the method of Frobenius, and Partial Differential Equations, where the method of separation of variables will be introduced. Fourier series (representations of functions as infinite series in Sin and Cos) are also considered. You will also discover the fundamentals of Vector Calculus, how differentiation can be applied to vector fields such as fluid velocity. You will encounter a variety of important Partial Differential Equations from applied mathematics, including deriving the heat equation and the wave equation. The knowledge of vector calculus will also be applied to formulating the differential equations that govern fluid flows, and solving problems such as the flow out of a reservoir.

Code MTHA5002B - (20 Credits)

A range of methods applicable to solving physical problems are studied, including the Method of Characteristics for solving Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Transforms. This is followed by an introduction to Dynamical Systems – understanding the behaviour of nonlinear differential equations. In the other part of this module, solving equations of fluid flow are considered using both numeric and analytic methods.

 

Options Range A (20-40 Credits)

Code CMP-5034A - (20 Credits)

This module introduces the essential concepts of mathematical statistics deriving the necessary distribution theory as required. In consequence in addition to ideas of sampling and central limit theorem, it will cover estimation methods and hypothesis-testing.

Code MTHF5030Y - (20 Credits)

This module introduces you to quantum mechanics and special relativity. In quantum mechanics focus will be on: 1. Studying systems involving very short length scales – eg structure of atoms. 2. Understanding why the ideas of classical mechanics fail to describe physical effects when sub-atomic particles are involved. 3. Deriving and solving the Schrodinger equation. 4. Understanding the probabilistic interpretation of the Schrodinger equation. 5. Understanding how this equation implies that certain physical quantities such as energy do not vary continuously, but can only take on discrete values. The energy levels are said to be quantized.

Code MTHF5033Y - (20 Credits)

This module provides an introduction to two self-contained topics. Topology: This is an introduction to point-set topology, which studies spaces up to continuous deformations and thereby generalises analysis, using only basic set theory. You will begin by defining a topological space, and will then investigate notions like open and closed sets, limit points and closure, bases of a topology, continuous maps, homeomorphisms, and subspace and product topologies. Logic: This will cover some of the theoretical foundations of mathematics, such as propositional logic, Boolean algebras, or computability.

 

Options Range B (0-20 Credits)

Code CMP-5020B - (20 Credits)

You will be introduced to a number of programming concepts at the start of your programming career, using a modern programming language common to many digital industries, with specific focus on applications within STEM fields. We structure learning through lectures, delivering core materials, and tutor supported exercises to reinforce learning, and to prepare you for programming in your following studies.

Code CMP-5042B - (20 Credits)

This module considers both the theory and practice of statistical modelling of time series. Students will be expected to analyse real data using R.

Code CMP-5043B - (10 Credits)

This is a module designed to give you the opportunity to apply linear regression techniques using R. While no advanced knowledge of probability and statistics is required, we expect you to have some background in probability and statistics before taking this module. The aim is to provide an introduction to R and then provide the specifics in linear regression.

Code ECO-4006Y - (10 Credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the economic way of reasoning, and to apply these to a variety of real world macroeconomic issues. Students will begin their journey by learning how to measure macroeconomic aggregates, such as GDP, GDP growth, unemployment and inflation. 

Code EDUB5012A - (20 Credits)

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education.

Code NBS-4108B - (20 Credits)

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It is be taken to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting.

Code PHY-4003A - (20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn about the methods used to model the physics of the Earth and Universe. You will explore the energy, mechanics, and physical processes underpinning Earth's systems. This includes the study of its formation, subsequent evolution and current state through the understanding of its structure and behaviour - from our planet's interior to the dynamic surface and into the atmosphere. In the second part of this module, you will study aspects of astrophysics including the history of astrophysics, radiation, matter, gravitation, astrophysical measurements, spectroscopy, stars and some aspects of cosmology. You will learn to predict differences between idealised physics and real life situations. You will also improve your skills in problem solving, written communication, information retrieval, poster design, information technology, numeracy and calculations, time management and organisation.

Code ENV-5043A - (20 Credits)

The weather affects everyone and influences decisions that are made continuously around the world. From designing and siting a wind farm to assessing flood risk and public safety, weather plays a vital role. Have you ever wondered what actually causes the weather we experience, for example why large storms are so frequent across north western Europe, especially in Winter? In this module you will learn the fundamentals of the science of meteorology. We will concentrate on the physical processes that underpin the radiation balance, thermodynamics, wind-flow, atmospheric stability, weather systems and the water cycle. We will link these to renewable energy and the weather we experience throughout the Semester. Assessment will be based entirely on a set of practical reports that you will submit, helping you to spread your work evenly through the semester. You will learn how Weather is a rich fusion of descriptive and numerical elements and you will be able to draw effectively on your own skill strengths while practising and developing others, guided by Weatherquest’s Meteorologists.

 

Year 3

Options Range A (60-120 Credits)

Code CMP-6004A - (20 Credits)

This module covers two topics in statistical theory: Linear and Generalised Linear models and also includes Stochastic processes. The first two topics consider both the theory and practice of statistical model fitting and students will be expected to analyse real data using R. Stochastic processes including the random walk, Markov chains, Poisson processes, and birth and death processes.

Code MTHD6015A - (20 Credits)

Mathematical logic analyses symbolically the way in which we reason formally, particularly about mathematical structures. The ideas have applications to other parts of Mathematics, as well as being important in theoretical computer science and philosophy. We give a thorough treatment of predicate and propositional logic and an introduction to model theory.

Code MTHD6018B - (20 Credits)

Dynamical meteorology is a core subject on which weather forecasting and the study of climate and climate change are based. This module applies fluid dynamics to the study of the circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. The fluid dynamical equations and some basic thermodynamics for the atmosphere are introduced. These are then applied to topics such as geostrophic flow, thermal wind and the jet streams, boundary layers, gravity waves, the Hadley circulation, vorticity and potential vorticity, Rossby waves, and equatorial waves. Emphasis will be placed on fluid dynamical concepts as well as on finding analytical solutions to the equations of motion.

Code MTHD6020A - (20 Credits)

Fluid dynamics has wide ranging applications across nature, engineering, and biology. From understanding the behaviour of ocean waves and weather, designing efficient aircraft and ships, to capturing blood flow, the ability the understand and predict how fluids (liquids and gasses) behave is of fundamental importance. This Module considers mathematical models of fluids, particularly including viscosity (or stickiness) of a fluid. Illustrated by practical examples throughout, we develop the governing differential Navier-Stokes equations, and then consider their solution either finding exact solutions, or using analytical techniques to obtain solutions in certain limits (for example low viscosity or high viscosity).

Code MTHD6021A - (20 Credits)

Mathematical Biology is a rapidly developing and hugely exciting field with many areas the focus of dedicated research. In this module you will discover how to use the mathematics you have learned to date to understand a wide range of interesting biological problems. In many cases, important biological insights can be gained from quite simple mathematical models. Examples include the diffusion-limited growth of solid tumours, and the reasons why animal coats patterns are so widely varied - for example, why does the tiger have stripes and the leopard have spots? Mathematics has made fundamental contributions in these and many other areas which we will explore during the module. Further examples may include the propagation of wave-fronts in migrating animal populations, blood flow in arteries and veins and the onset of arterial disease, cochlear mechanics in the ear, and tear film dynamics on the human eye. No prior knowledge of biology is required to be able to take this module.

Code MTHD6025A - (20 Credits)

Cryptography is the science of coding and decoding messages to keep them secure, and has been used throughout history. While previously only a few people in authority used cryptography, the internet and e-commerce mean that we now all have transactions that we want to keep secret. The speed of modern computers means messages encrypted using techniques from just a few decades ago can now be broken in seconds; thus the methods of encryption have also become more sophisticated. In this module, we will explore the mathematics behind some of these methods, notably RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptogrphy.

Code MTHD6032B - (20 Credits)

We provide techniques for a wide range of applications, while stressing the importance of rigour in developing such techniques. The Calculus of Variations includes techniques for maximising integrals subject to constraints. A typical problem is the curve described by a heavy chain hanging under the effect of gravity. Asymptotic analysis provides a method for solving equations, or evaluating integrals, which involve small parameters, when exact results can not be found and when numerical solutions are difficult. A range of integral transforms are discussed which are useful for solving problems including integro-differential equations. This unit will include illustration of concepts using numerical investigation with MAPLE, but no previous experience of using this software is assumed.

Code MTHD6033B - (20 Credits)

 

Code MTHE6034A - (20 Credits)

This module will be an introduction to some basic notions and results in algebraic topology. In this area, tools from abstract algebra are used to study topological spaces, and conversely methods from topology can be used to prove results in algebra. In particular, we will see how we can associate certain groups with a topological space that capture important basic information about the shape of the space. Topics covered will include: CW complexes, elementary concepts of homotopy theory, fundamental groups, covering spaces, free products of groups and the van Kampen Theorem, and presentations of groups.

Code MTHE6004B - (20 Credits)

Number Theory is the study of arithmetical properties of the integers: properties of, and patterns in, prime numbers, integer solutions of equations with integer coefficients, etc. Gauss called Number Theory "the queen of mathematics" and, following on from work of Fermat and Euler, is responsible for the emergence of Number Theory as a central subject in modern mathematics. Since then, Number Theory has developed in many directions, including Algebraic, Analytic and Probabilistic Number Theory, Diophantine Geometry and has found surprising applications in modern life (notably in Cryptography). In this module, building on first year material on prime factorization and basic congruences, and second year material on groups, rings and fields, you will study various aspects of Number Theory, including certain diophantine equations, polynomial congruences and the famous theorem of Quadratic Reciprocity.

Code PHY-6002Y - (20 Credits)

On this module you will study a selection of advanced topics in classical physics that provide powerful tools in many applications as well as provide a deep theoretical background for further advanced studies in both classical and quantum physics. The topics include analytical mechanics, electromagnetic field theory and special relativity. Within this module you will also complete a computational assignment, developing necessary skills applicable for computations in many areas of physics.

 

Options Range B (0-60 Credits)

Code EDUB6014A - (20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to introduce you to the study of the teaching and learning of mathematics with particular focus to secondary and post compulsory level. In this module, you will explore theories of learning and teaching of mathematical concepts typically included in the secondary and post compulsory curriculum. Also, you will learn about knowledge related to mathematical teaching. If you are interested in mathematics teaching as a career or interested in mathematics education as a research discipline, then this module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Code ENV-6004A - (20 Credits)

Our aim is to show how environmental problems may be solved from the initial problem, to mathematical formulation and numerical solution. Problems will be described conceptually, then defined mathematically, then solved numerically via computer programming. 

Code MTHA6002B - (20 Credits)

We will trace the development of mathematics from prehistory to the high cultures of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley civilisation, through Islamic mathematics, and on to mathematical modernity, through a selection of topics. We trace the rise of calculus and algebra, from the time of Ancient Greek and Indian mathematicians, up to the era of Newton and Leibniz. Other topics are also discussed. We will explore mathematical practice and conceptual developments in different historical and geographical settings.

Code MTHA6005Y - (20 Credits)

This module is reserved for students who have completed an appropriate number of mathematics modules at levels 4 and 5. It is a project on a mathematical topic supervised by a member of staff within the school, or in a closely related school. The focus of the project is on independent study; you will have the opportunity to undertake research in an area which is interesting to you. You will write an in-depth report on your topic, using the mathematical typesetting system LaTeX. You will also give a short oral presentation on your topic.

 

Options Range C (0-20 Credits)

Code BIO-6018Y - (20 Credits)

You will gain an understanding of how science is disseminated to the public and explore the theories surrounding learning and communication. You will investigate science as a culture and how this culture interfaces with the public. Examining case studies in a variety of different scientific areas, alongside looking at how information is released in scientific literature and subsequently picked up by the public press, will give you an understanding of science communication. You will gain an appreciation of how science information can be used to change public perception and how it can sometimes be misinterpreted. You will also learn practical skills by designing, running and evaluating a public outreach event at a school or in a public area.

Code CMP-5020B - (20 Credits)

You will be introduced to a number of programming concepts at the start of your programming career, using a modern programming language common to many digital industries, with specific focus on applications within STEM fields. We structure learning through lectures, delivering core materials, and tutor supported exercises to reinforce learning, and to prepare you for programming in your following studies.

Code CMP-5034A - (20 Credits)

This module introduces the essential concepts of mathematical statistics deriving the necessary distribution theory as required. In consequence in addition to ideas of sampling and central limit theorem, it will cover estimation methods and hypothesis-testing.

Code EDUB5012A - (20 Credits)

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education.

Code ENV-5004B - (20 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the processes that shape the Earth's shallow subsurface, and how to detect and map subsurface structures and resources. Physical properties of solid materials and subsurface fluids will be explored, including how fluid movement affects these properties. Methods to image the subsurface will be introduced using real datasets, collected by the class where possible. We will apply the theory to real-life problems including risk mitigation, engineering and resource exploration. This module will include fieldwork on campus where possible, specialist computer software, and some light mathematical analysis (trigonometry, rearranging linear equations, logarithms).

Code ENV-5009B - (20 Credits)

This module will build upon material covered in Meteorology I, by covering topics such as synoptic meteorology, weather hazards, micro-meteorology, further thermodynamics and weather forecasting. The module includes a major summative coursework assignment based on data collected on a UEA meteorology fieldcourse in a previous year.

Code ENV-5043A - (20 Credits)

The weather affects everyone and influences decisions that are made continuously around the world. From designing and siting a wind farm to assessing flood risk and public safety, weather plays a vital role. Have you ever wondered what actually causes the weather we experience, for example why large storms are so frequent across north western Europe, especially in Winter? In this module you will learn the fundamentals of the science of meteorology. We will concentrate on the physical processes that underpin the radiation balance, thermodynamics, wind-flow, atmospheric stability, weather systems and the water cycle. We will link these to renewable energy and the weather we experience throughout the Semester. Assessment will be based entirely on a set of practical reports that you will submit, helping you to spread your work evenly through the semester. You will learn how Weather is a rich fusion of descriptive and numerical elements and you will be able to draw effectively on your own skill strengths while practising and developing others, guided by Weatherquest’s Meteorologists.

Code MTHF5030Y - (20 Credits)

This module introduces you to quantum mechanics and special relativity. In quantum mechanics focus will be on: 1. Studying systems involving very short length scales – eg structure of atoms. 2. Understanding why the ideas of classical mechanics fail to describe physical effects when sub-atomic particles are involved. 3. Deriving and solving the Schrodinger equation. 4. Understanding the probabilistic interpretation of the Schrodinger equation. 5. Understanding how this equation implies that certain physical quantities such as energy do not vary continuously, but can only take on discrete values. The energy levels are said to be quantized. For special relativity, the general concept of space and time drastically changes for an observer moving at speeds close to the speed of light: for example time undergoes a dilation and space a contraction. These counterintuitive phenomena are however direct consequences of physical laws. The module will also explain the basis of Special Relativity using simple mathematics and physical intuition. Important well-known topics like inertial and non-inertial frames, the Lorentz transformations, the concept of simultaneity, time dilation and Lorentz contraction, mass and energy relation will be explained. The module will end with the implications of special relativity and quantum mechanics on a relativistic theory of quantum mechanics.

Code MTHF5034Y - (20 Credits)

Topology: This is an introduction to point-set topology, which studies spaces up to continuous deformations and thereby generalises analysis, using only basic set theory. You will begin by defining a topological space, and will then investigate notions like open and closed sets, limit points and closure, bases of a topology, continuous maps, homeomorphisms, and subspace and product topologies. Logic: This is an introduction to various aspects of mathematical logic. We will cover selected topics from truth and propositional logic, proofs and deductions, computability, countability of sets, ordered sets, Boolean algebras, and connections with Topology.

Code NBS-5101A - (20 Credits)

What are the rules that dictate how company accounts should be prepared and why do those rules exist? This is the essence of this module. Whilst company directors may wish to present the financial condition of a business in the best possible light, rules have been developed to protect investors and users of the accounts from being misled. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards when preparing financial statements. You will also prepare and analyse statements of both individual businesses and groups of companies. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards, and these are the standards that you’ll use. You’ll begin by preparing basic financial statements and progress, preparing accounts of increasing complexity by looking at topics including goodwill, leases, cashflow statements, foreign currency transactions, financial instruments and group accounts. You will also deepen your analytical skills through ratio analysis. You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars and self-study, and be assessed by one three-hour examination. On successful completion of this module, you’ll have acquired significant technical skills in both the preparation and analysis of financial statements. This will give you a strong basis from which to build if you are planning on a career in business or accounting.

Code NBS-5104B - (20 Credits)

The module aims to develop students’ understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

 

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process. 

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

CCC.

BTEC

MMM.

Scottish highers

BBCCC.

Scottish highers advanced

DDD.

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H4.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

European Baccalaureate

60%.

International Baccalaureate

28 points.

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

 

Additional entry requirements

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds.  If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements. 

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances: 

• You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 4, quintile 1 & 2 data) 

• You will be 21 years of age or over at the start of the course 

• You have been in Local Authority care  

• You are studying at a school which our Outreach Team are working closely with 

Alternative Entry Requirements

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level. 

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 4479122

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 4479122

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.  

 

UCAS Apply is an online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.  

 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

 

Course Reference Number: 4479122
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
G10F
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4
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