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Using mathematics to solve industrial and commercial problems has led to vital breakthroughs for human advancement. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of business and management today. If you have a skill for mathematics and statistics and a flare for management then this could be the course for you. The combination of skills developed on this course will open doors to a wide range of careers.
This course focuses on how mathematics can solve industrial and commercial problems. You’ll develop a broad knowledge of general management alongside applicable skills and knowledge in mathematics and statistics.
Follow the four-year Professional Placement degree programme and you‘ll benefit from our extensive experience in helping students to find well-paid work placements with blue-chip companies. Our sandwich students find that their mathematical and transferable skills are in demand in many sectors, both in the UK and abroad.
Areas recently offering placements include: accountancy, aviation, banking, defence, finance, insurance, IT (software development, network management and design), management (public and private sector), marketing and telecommunications.
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At Brunel we aim to make your transition into the university style of learning as easy as possible. So in the first few weeks of Level 1 you’ll start your learning in small groups of about 20 students. During your first year you’ll learn how to apply your mathematical knowledge to the real world.
You’ll be studying a mixture of maths and selected topics from the field of management. Mathematics accounts for between two-thirds and three-quarters of the course. This will be broad based meaning that you’ll develop your skills across a wide range of mathematical areas but with an emphasis on statistics and operational research as these areas are especially relevant to management theory. Your management topics will include areas such as accountancy, finance and organisational studies. These will be taught by the Brunel Business School meaning that you’ll benefit from the expertise of academics who are internationally recognised for their work and research in the business community.
The Final Year Project, an individual piece of coursework will account for one-third of Level 3. On special request, Mathematics and Statistics with Management students may replace this project with the Issues and Controversies in Management Project.
You’ll be able to select from a large number of projects covering a wide range of mathematical areas and applications. Your project will be supervised by a staff member. You’ll emphasise real applications or abstract theories, using theoretical and/or computational tools. If you’ve completed a placement you will be able to choose a project associated with your work experience. Examples of project titles are:
- The very famous ‘travelling salesman problem’ (also known as ‘the lazy waiter’!);
- Simulations of iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma and game theory
- The mathematics of complex networks such as the web or Facebook
- Applications of statistics to the Premier League, police complaints data and climate change
This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.
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Please note that all modules are subject to change.
UK entry requirements
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- GCE A-levels BBB including grade B Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM plus A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics at Grade B.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject with an A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics at grade B.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with A-levels grades BC including Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics.
- Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applicants must also have an A-level in Mathematics or Further Mathematics grade B.
- Mathematics and Computing with Integrated Foundation Year For Brunel Mathematics and Computing with Integrated Foundation Year progression requirements, see the .
- T levels : Merit overall and grade A in A level Maths
Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are also required, to include Maths and English Language.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
EU and International entry requirements
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
- BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
- TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.