Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Mathematics Education

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Have you thought about how you learn mathematics, and about why mathematics is easy or difficult to learn? Do you think there are ways of teaching mathematics that could make it more interesting and more accessible to more people? Perhaps you've even considered becoming a teacher of mathematics yourself. If so, Loughborough's Mathematics with Mathematics Education (MME) course would be an excellent choice for you.

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BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Mathematics Education

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Have you thought about how you learn mathematics, and about why mathematics is easy or difficult to learn? Do you think there are ways of teaching mathematics that could make it more interesting and more accessible to more people? Perhaps you've even considered becoming a teacher of mathematics yourself. If so, Loughborough's Mathematics with Mathematics Education (MME) course would be an excellent choice for you.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 94% of employed graduates are in professional or managerial roles (2014 graduates)
  • 91% overall satisfaction for Mathematics (NSS 2015)

This degree course involves substantial study of rigorous mathematics; 75% of the course is taken up with mathematics modules, which students share with those on other mathematics-based degrees. It thus provides the solid mathematical skills valued by employers across numerous industries.

What distinguishes this degree is the additional opportunity to study psychological and sociological research on the teaching and learning of mathematics, to gain experience of working in a school, and to undertake a substantial education research project in collaboration with a member of academic staff.

This provides excellent preparation for students interested in becoming mathematics teachers, and also for anyone who wishes to broaden their skill set to include critical analysis of the latest research studies, oral debating and presentation skills, and academic report writing.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time G1X3
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich G1XH
Mathematics Education modules

MME students have access to a wide range of core and optional mathematics modules (see course structure for more details).

Projects and research interests

In the final year, MME students each undertake a substantial individual project. This involves close collaboration with a member of academic staff, and often means that the student can conduct an original research study as part of a research team. Projects are closely tied to the research interests of our academic staff, which fall broadly into two research groups:

Culture, pedagogy and identity: This group has expertise in the analysis of existing pedagogical practice, in the design and evaluation of novel practices, and in the research-based promotion of teaching development.

MME students undertaking projects in this area might, for instance, develop and test new educational materials, conduct surveys, interviews or focus-group studies on student experiences of mathematics, or assess the effectiveness of educational interventions involving the use of classroom technologies.

Mathematical cognition: This group conducts research on the psychological processes by which students come to understand mathematical ideas, on numerical cognition in children and adults, and on links between studying mathematics and reasoning skills.

MME students undertaking projects in this area might, for instance, design measures of mathematical skills such as diagram interpretation, investigate relationships between mathematical study and the development of logical reasoning, or conduct eye-tracking studies of expert and novice reading of mathematical text.

Graduate destinations

This course will be highly beneficial when entering industry, business or finance, in any environment or role where you will be expected to use your mathematics through team work and explain your thinking effectively. It will also be of enormous value for those who would like to progress to a career as a mathematics teacher.

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Five optional modules chosen from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Up to two modules taught by other Departments in the University may be included.

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year 

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Seven optional modules chosen from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and mathematical physics. Up to two modules taught by other Departments in the University may be included.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: G1X3 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAA, including Mathematics
SQA AH
AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus A-Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels including Maths
Additional
GCSE English, grade C

UCAS code: G1XH BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA, including Mathematics
SQA AH
AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus A-Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels including Maths
Additional
GCSE English, grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band A course) £16,000

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Printing and binding costs for final projects may not be covered in course fees. 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial placements

All our courses are available as either full-time or sandwich courses, with the sandwich course including an extra year spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment. The academic content of a full-time and a sandwich course is identical.

Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and the Department has good relationships established with major employers.

Examples of recent placements include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. We are able to assist you to obtain suitable placements but the final responsibility rests with you.

Study abroad

If you choose one of our sandwich courses, an alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

We currently have exchange agreements with universities in: Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: G1X3

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: G1XH

Our students

Heena P

“I was attracted to the University for the support it provides to students, including the Maths Learning Support Centre, which I have found really helpful during my time here.”

George C

“The teaching quality at Loughborough is superb and the labs and lectures are balanced with small group tutorials for a well-rounded learning experience.”

Heena P

“I was attracted to the University for the support it provides to students, including the Maths Learning Support Centre, which I have found really helpful during my time here.”

George C

“The teaching quality at Loughborough is superb and the labs and lectures are balanced with small group tutorials for a well-rounded learning experience.”