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Undergraduate study
 

Course overview

If you want a degree with flexibility for your future career, then this course is for you. You develop an understanding of education and teaching and learn about key topics in mathematics. You can also progress onto a postgraduate course to gain qualified teacher status.

You explore mathematics and problem solving and learn analysis techniques and the fundamental functions of mathematics. This course enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required to adapt, use, and analyse mathematical techniques for educational purposes.

Free online maths course
Prepare for your studies with our free online Mathematics for University course. Develop your knowledge and understanding in maths so that you can start your studies in September confidently and better prepared. Places offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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An optional work placement year is included, at no extra cost. Alongside this, you can gain valuable experience and engagement with the sector through our shorter work placements, internships and work experience opportunities.
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Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Analysis I

The module gives a solid foundation to the properties of the real numbers and of continuous functions of one real variable. You develop the mathematical skills and techniques of fundamental operations with limits, and develop skills in using mathematical terminology and style of reasoning in order to solve problems.

Lectures introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving seminars based on weekly worksheets provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these.

Analysis II

This module deepens your mathematical knowledge in analysis to include the techniques of differentiation and integration in one real variable. The fundamental functions (exp, log, sin, cos, tan) are defined accurately and their properties outlined. Important applications like finding local extrema of functions, approximation through Taylor expansion, or the solution of elementary ODEs is presented, their mathematical eligibility proven, and their execution practised.

Lectures are used to introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving seminars based on weekly worksheets provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these.

Education, Safety & Health

Education is regularly drawn into the spotlight regarding its effects on children’s health and well-being and its role in promoting a safe society. This module focuses on the role of education in this context, the national curriculum, safeguarding and the debates around the use of education to address the wider societal issues such as physical health, self-esteem and wellbeing.

Linear Algebra 1

This module gives a solid foundation to Linear Algebra topics. You develop the mathematical skills and techniques of fundamental operations of vectors and matrices, and skills in selecting and applying Linear Algebra techniques to solve problems.

Lectures are used to introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving tutorials provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these.

Probability and Statistics

You are introduced to the concepts of statistics and probability. You develop a conceptual understanding of basic statistical and probability methods, supported by the use of a statistical computer package.

Lectures are used to introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving seminars/laboratory sessions provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these.

 

Year 2 core modules

Analysis III

This module will extend the mathematical knowledge in Analysis by treating the case of vector-valued functions of several variables and their differentiation and integration. Accordingly, important applications, such as determining local extrema, approximation via Tayler expansion will be discussed, for functions of several variables, and, if appropriate, the vector valued case. The integration theory in several variables will follow the measure-theoretic approach of Lebesgue. Applications of integration theory will include surface integrals, volume integrals, line integrals and sketch their relevance in, e.g., mechanics and electrodynamics.

Differential Equations and Numerical Methods

This module focuses on applying your mathematical knowledge of differential equations to real-world problems. You are introduced to Numerical Methods and extend your base of techniques to solve a variety of problems. The emphasis is on developing competence in the identification of the most appropriate method to solve a given problem and its subsequent application.

Lectures are used to introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving seminars provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these. You are shown how to implement numerical methods using appropriate software tools.

Mathematical Modelling

You use mathematics as a tool to solve problems using a range of real-world problems to motivate the use of various techniques. Additionally, varying tools are used to implement and calculate solutions. You gain a range of mathematical modelling skills to solve problems.

Lectures are used to introduce principles and concepts. Tutorials involve pen-and-paper as well as computer-based exercises to consolidate and develop your understanding and skills.

Statistical Analysis

This module provides a practical understanding of the useful modelling techniques of regression analysis and analysis of variance. The module instils an understanding and relevance of linear regression models facilitated through the use of a statistical computer package.

Lectures are used to introduce techniques and underlying principles. Problem-solving seminars in IT laboratories provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate understanding and develop competence in the application of these. You are shown how to implement numerical methods using appropriate software tools.

Students as Tutors

This module will provide students with a broad introduction to the key skills and underpinning knowledge that students would need to develop in order to be confident to deliver learning. The module will enable students to plan a learning event, implement appropriate learning and teaching strategies, develop resources and assess learning.

Technology Enhanced Learning

This module aims to provide you with an introduction to technology enhanced learning (TEL). You will be encouraged to explore the use of technology in education, and to evaluate the opportunities technology affords as well as its limitations. The module will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills required to adapt, use and analyse technological tools for educational purposes.

 

Optional work placement year

Work placement

You have the option to spend one year in industry learning and developing your skills. We encourage and support you with applying for a placement, job hunting and networking.

You gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment, including communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, confidence, self-reliance, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, and commercial awareness.

Many employers view a placement as a year-long interview, therefore placements are increasingly becoming an essential part of an organisation's pre-selection strategy in their graduate recruitment process. Benefits include:

· improved job prospects
· enhanced employment skills and improved career progression opportunities
· a higher starting salary than your full-time counterparts
· a better degree classification
· a richer CV
· a year's salary before completing your degree
· experience of workplace culture
· the opportunity to design and base your final-year project within a working environment.

If you are unable to secure a work placement with an employer, then you simply continue on a course without the work placement.

 

Final-year core modules

Comparative Education

This module aims to help you to develop your knowledge about norms and complexities that define education in different domestic and international contexts. You will critically reflect upon the role of the culturally sensitive and ethical practitioner in diverse educational contexts. It is intended that this module will give you a breadth of understanding of education in a variety of contexts that considers the ways in which policy, politics and society have shaped different attitudes and approaches to education.

Education, Identity & Society

This module will enable students to explore and critically consider education in relation to the reproduction of social inequalities and the formation of identify. Students will utilise theory and current research to develop their understanding of the structuring influences of post-war education, exploring it in relation to social class, ethnicity, sexuality and gender. Attention will be focus upon the extent to which, across these factors, education and schooling are characterized by difference, divisions and inequalities, which reflect wider issues in society and how language, culture and power are used in education systems to reproduce or, possibly, change inequalities.

Mathematical Data Science

The module introduces mathematical techniques for the processing and analysing massive datasets. In particular, the module discusses how to pre-process and store massive datasets and to design efficient algorithms.

Philosophy of Mathematics: History and Methodology

Project

This module extends the development of independent learning skills by allowing you to investigate an area of engineering or technology for an extended period.

You receive training in writing technical reports for knowledgeable readers and you produce a report or dissertation of the work covered. In addition, you give an oral presentation, a poster presentation or both. The topic can be in the form of a research project or a design project.

You develop key skills in research, knowledge application and creation through keynote lectures where appropriate and self-managed independent study. Support is provided through regular tutorial sessions.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

You learn the theoretical principles in lectures while practical sessions allow you to put these into practice in purpose-built computing labs. Seminars allow you to discuss the subject knowledge and application. You often focus on a piece of work for several weeks building a deeper understanding of the subject as you progress.

In your final year you also undertake a personal project which integrates much of the work you have studied in previous years.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used to build on the work you undertake in class. An in-course assessment often consists of a practical exercise and an associated report helping you to develop both technical and business skills.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

96 - 112 tariff points including maths and English.

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

You gain employability skills throughout your degree. Our staff utilise their extensive business connections and connections with local schools to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lectures, live projects and site visits. In addition, we offer a series of workshops and events to ensure you are equipped with both degree-level subject knowledge and the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits.

Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

 

Information for international applicants

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Full-time

Entry to 2021/22 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 3 years (or 4 with a work placement)
  • Start date: September
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  • Typical offer: 96-112 tariff points

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Part-time

2021/22 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

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  • Length: 6 years, if entering in Year 1, 4 years if entering in Year 2
  • Start date: September
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