The Mathematics degree is a well-established and popular course which traditionally recruits a good mix of students both full-time and part-time. The group sizes are not large, averaging about 20 students. This, together with the care and attention of the lecturing staff, generally results in high achievement.
The degree gives a broad general education in mathematics, with a sound coverage of the essential core of the subject. It also includes work in those parts of the subject which staff and students find intriguing and fascinating. The degree develops skills in abstract logical reasoning and problem solving.
The University of Bolton offers a well-established traditional mathematics degree where students are well supported in a small and friendly department. Our mathematics undergraduates have a very wide range of backgrounds which makes for a lively, sociable and interesting course.
We are careful to introduce students relatively gently undergraduate mathematics in their first year, which is often rewarded by exceptionally good performances by students in the challenging work of the final year.
We have developed our curriculum with the intention that our students should keep their enthusiasm and love of mathematics throughout the course and beyond. We have included all that a true mathematics degree must have; plenty of pure mathematics together with some classical applied mathematics, statistics and numerical analysis, plus a few interesting diversions.
It is possible to study for one semester (half a year) of the degree at a university abroad, usually in the second year. The University of Bolton has contacts with a number of universities where we have a variety of reciprocal teaching arrangements. For example, one of our students recently spent a semester in Zhaoqing Universitylearning Chinese.
An annual prize of £1000 is awarded by Emmett’s Solicitors to the undergraduate on the mathematics degree who has the highest average in the level 2 modules.