• Duration (years): 4
  • Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 240

Profile of the Programme

Aims

  1. Provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue graduate studies in Mathematics and other fields that require a strong Mathematical background.
  2. Underline the real-life applications of Mathematics and the important role it plays in other Sciences such as Physics, Engineering, Finance and the Social Sciences.
  3. Enable students to use Mathematical thinking and techniques to solve problems from other disciplines providing the necessary qualifications for careers in a variety of diverse fields.
  4. To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach Mathematics.

Objectives

  1. Provide students with a solid foundation in all Mathematical areas (modern and traditional), i.e. Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
  2. Enhance critical, analytical and abstract thinking.
  3. Develop computational and problem-solving skills including the capability to use modern technology effectively.
  4. Enable students to use Mathematical methods and thinking to solve mathematical problems in Physics, Engineering, Finance or Biology.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to be employed in numerous areas of both the Public and Private sectors. It must be underlined here that teaching is not the only opportunity for employment. There are many jobs that require the design and use of Mathematical or Statistical models and the quantitative skills, analytic and critical thinking Mathematicians undoubtedly have are qualities in high demand. One must not forget that Mathematics is also used in Genetics, Epidemiology, the Social Sciences, Image Processing and Computer Science.

Potential employment opportunities include:

  1. Banking, the Stock Market, Financial Institutions, Market Research and Polling Companies.
  2. Secondary Education, whether this is public, private or tutoring.
  3. The Central Bank of Cyprus, the Statistical Service, the Ministry of Finance and the Meteorological Service.
  4. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Social Science Research Centers and software development companies.

Access to Further Studies

Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (MSc, PhD) studies in a vast array of scientific fields:

  1. Pure and Applied Mathematics
  2. Statistics
  3. Engineering and Applied Sciences
  4. Operational Research
  5. Computer Science
  6. Financial Μathematics and Actuarial Science
  7. Physics

Assessment

Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid foundation in all areas of Mathematics (modern and traditional), i.e. Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
  2. Communicate Mathematics effectively using appropriate mathematical symbols, notation and terminology.
  3. Read, apply, and write rigorous mathematical theorems, proofs and definitions.
  4. Recognize real-life applications of Mathematics and the important role it plays in other Sciences such as Physics, Engineering and Finance.
  5. Construct and solve mathematical and statistical models using analytic or numerical techniques.
  6. Assess the accuracy of mathematical and statistical models and discuss their limitations.
  7. Utilize High-Level computer languages and Mathematical software to solve mathematical problems.
  8. Identify, formulate, and analyze problems from various fields (Physics, Economics, etc) with the aid of mathematical or statistical techniques. Use critical thinking to interpret the results.
  9. Recognize the fact that Mathematics is a vibrant and evolving science on the cutting edge of technology.

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

Program taught in:
English
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