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  • 1. Mathematics degrees at the University of Brighton Dr Roma Chakrabarti Principal Lecturer Mathematics BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Business BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Economics BSc (Hons) from 2014
  • 2. Structure of the degrees Two semesters a year Six modules each semester Contact time: three hours per module
  • 3. Structure of the degrees Years 1 and 2 Six compulsory modules form a sound base for more advanced work Optional placement year Final year Most modules are optional Project
  • 4. A typical week 18 hours contact time: mixture of lectures, tutorials, computer lab classes 18 hours personal study
  • 5. Real world maths All mathematics degrees at Brighton have: A mix of fundamental concepts and practical applications An emphasis on problem solving abilities and the communication of mathematical ideas
  • 6. What will I study in the first two years? Mathematics BSc(Hons) Core mathematics, statistics, and skills Operational research Further maths: modelling and further pure maths Statistics applications
  • 7. What will I study in the first two years? Mathematics with Finance BSc(Hons) Core mathematics, statistics, and skills Operational research Finance modules: Global Business Environment, Financial Knowledge and Skills, International Business Analysis, Financial Management
  • 8. What will I study in the first two years? Mathematics with Business BSc(Hons) Core mathematics, statistics, and skills Statistics applications Business modules: Global Business Environment, Financial Knowledge and Skills, International Business Analysis, Managing Systems and Processes
  • 9. The placement year
  • 10. Just a few placement providers...
  • 11. Gaining experience and developing skills Improving your employability as a graduate Networking and making contacts Can aid your final year project Better degree classification ---Twice as likely to get 2.1--- Earn a salary (13,000+) Benefits of placement
  • 12. Students Placement preparation, confidence building and skills identification CV advice/application advice Interview techniques Advertising placement opportunities Support whilst on placement Employers Promote placements scheme Advertise placements Link between students and employers Arrange placements fair and employer presentations at the university Placement unit role
  • 13. Final year Project Supervised independent study 30 credits Optional modules 10 credits each
  • 14. Final year options: mathematics, statistics and operational research Time Series and Forecasting Statistical Modelling Medical Statistics Stochastic Methods Advanced Operational Research Decision Support History and Philosophy of Maths Communicating Mathematics The Mathematics of Finance Partial Differential Equations
  • 15. Final year options: mathematics, statistics and operational research Abstract Algebra Topology Graph Theory and Applications Nonlinear Optimisation Foundations of Mathematics Functions of a Complex Variable
  • 16. Corporate Strategy Electronic Commerce Entrepreneurship Supply Chain Management Purchasing and E-procurement Digital Marketing Game Theory in Finance Final year options: business
  • 17. Final year options: finance Corporate Governance Emerging Financial Markets Current issues in Finance Game Theory in Finance International Finance Ethics and accountability
  • 18. Mathematics degrees at the University of Brighton Thanks for listening! Any questions?

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