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Short courses

Foundation Mathematics


Course overview

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 mathematics as an entry requirement.You study algebra, trigonometry and calculus.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

Where you study

Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

- Algebraic manipulation.
- Functions, including logarithm and exponential functions.
- Solution of equations with one or more unknown involving algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions.
- Circular measure and trigonometry applied to non-right angled triangles.
- Elementary calculus using tables of standard derivatives and integrals.
- Basic techniques of differentiation and integration.
- Simple applications of derivatives and integrals.

How you are assessed

Formative Assessment:
Learning materials include a series of tutorial exercises providing self-assessment questions with answers allowing the student to monitor progress.
Practice assessment papers with answers, provide the student with an opportunity to prepare for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Closed-book examination.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Mathematics GCSE or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00