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A BSc stands for Bachelor of Science, and it is an undergraduate academic degree. Depending on the particular program, students who earn a BSc may choose to enter into a career or continue their education and earn an advanced degree.

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BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. This degree will equip you with indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools. You’ll gain a good knowledge of probability and statistics, with options to focus on modern pure mathematics or applied mathematics, mathematical methods and modelling – together with experience of using relevant software packages... [+]

Best Distance learning BSc Program in Mathematics 2017. BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Honours) Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. This degree will equip you with indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools. You’ll gain a good knowledge of probability and statistics, with options to focus on modern pure mathematics or applied mathematics, mathematical methods and modelling – together with experience of using relevant software packages. Key features of the course Investigates key analytical approaches, classical and Bayesian statistics and underpinning mathematical theory Provides experience in conducting and communicating statistical investigations Applicable to a wide range of careers, from engineering to accountancy Contributes to membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Educational aims This degree introduces you to mathematical and statistical concepts and thinking, and helps you to develop a mathematical approach. By the end of the degree you will be: familiar with the key ideas of probability and statistics (particularly basic distributions and inference, linear and generalised linear models, time series, multivariate statistics, Bayesian statistics applied probability including Markov processes), and have an ability to apply their main tools to a range of applications familiar with the essential ideas of pure mathematics (particularly analysis, linear algebra and group theory), and the ability to recognise a rigorous mathematical proof able to apply the main tools of applied mathematics (particularly Newtonian mechanics, differential equations, vector calculus, numerical methods and linear algebra) able to model real world situations and to use mathematics and statistics to help develop solutions to practical problems able to follow complex mathematical and statistical arguments and to develop brief arguments of your own experienced in of the study of mathematics and statistics in some breadth and depth able to understand some of the more advanced ideas within mathematics and statistics capable of working with abstract concepts able to communicate mathematical and statistical ideas, arguments and conclusions effectively equipped with the skills necessary to use mathematics and statistics in employment, or to progress to further study of mathematics and/or statistics able to use modern mathematical and statistical computer software packages. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics and/or statistics is specified. These include teaching, statistical work (including actuarial work), operational research and development, and some areas of computing. Other career areas directly related to mathematics and statistics include: engineering accountancy banking bioinformatics insurance tax investments stockbroking/trading retail economics market research pensions quantitative analysis/risk analysis. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc in Mathematics and its Learning (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers – or aspiring teachers – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use mathematics... [+]

BSc in Mathematics and its Learning (Honours) Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers – or aspiring teachers – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use mathematics. Key features of the course Gain a good grounding in mathematics (pure and applied), and in statistics Focus your studies on either mathematics or statistics as you progress Ideal preparation for a career in teaching mathematics Contributes to membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Teaching, learning and assessment methods The Open University uses specially prepared teaching texts, which include examples, self-assessment questions (SAQs) and exercises. These are supported by a number of components that vary from module to module, such as set books, multi-media (e.g.video), computer and/or web-based resources. You’ll work independently with the teaching materials but are encouraged to form self-help groups with other students, communicating face to face, by telephone, email and online forums. Tutors support your learning in tutorials and day schools organised regionally. Modules also provide study guides, assignment and project guides and specimen examination papers (mathematics and statistics modules only). Feedback on assignments provides individual tuition and guidance. Modules at higher levels build on the foundations developed in recommended prerequisite modules at lower levels. Your knowledge and understanding is regularly assessed via tutor-marked assignments (TMAs); sometimes by multiple-choice computer-marked assignments (CMAs/iCMAs) within modules; and by written examinations or other end-of-module assessment procedures. The TMAs ask for well-communicated answers, involving applications of concepts in new situations, clear and rigorous mathematical arguments, and notational precision. Assignments for higher-level modules assess students’ improved skills and mathematical maturity, by giving somewhat less guidance and requiring a more integrative approach. Where modules have CMAs, these will require you to achieve breadth as well as depth of understanding. Tutors mark your TMAs guided by marking schemes with specimen solutions, and provide written feedback to you on your performance. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance If you’re thinking about teaching mathematics, or you’re already in teaching and want to improve and update your skills, this degree course is an excellent choice. Mathematical skills and knowledge are also sought after in fields such as finance, accountancy, engineering, science, defence, the pharmaceuticals industry and business. Other career areas directly related to mathematics include: banking bioinformatics insurance tax investments stockbroking/trading retail economics market research pensions quantitative analysis/risk analysis Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving problems and you’re interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree course could be what you’re looking for. It will give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues... [+]

Best Distance learning BSc Program in Mathematics 2017. BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving problems and you’re interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree course could be what you’re looking for. It will give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues. Key features of the course Explores fundamental questions about our physical and economic world Extends analytical and model building skills applicable to a variety of contexts Develops essential skills to solve real problems and make sound judgments – from everyday choices about personal finances, to high-level strategic decisions in employment Educational aims This programme aims to provide you with: the mathematical and economics skills and knowledge required for a range of jobs in government, business, accountancy, banking, management and administration, the voluntary sector and teaching a good grounding in a broad range of mathematical, statistical and computational skills a good basic knowledge of economic theory together with an understanding of economic issues the skills and knowledge to engage in economic debate and to assess different kinds of evidence and their usefulness in relation to economic theories. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding are acquired at all levels through published distance-learning materials, including specially written study materials, study guides, assignments and project guides; through a range of multimedia material; through specified work using computer software; through work on original texts; and through feedback on assignments. Cognitive skills and processes are introduced at a simple level in the mathematical sciences at OU level 1, primarily via material specifically designed to develop these skills in a progressive way. Although modules at OU levels 2 and 3 continue this work, there is significant variation among modules in the degree as to which skills are taught explicitly in the study materials. Significant teaching is, however, maintained through the assessment strategy and tutor feedback. In addition, discipline-specific skills from economics and the mathematical sciences will be developed and assessed. The combination of skills that will be taught and learned depends partly on the choice of optional modules. Several of the practical and/or professional skills (listed above) refer to the vocational relevance of the degree. Whilst not occupationally specific, all teaching and assessment strategies will help you develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to the workplace, whatever combination of modules you take. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance Opportunities can be found across all sectors and in a number of occupations. Education, central and local government, finance, health and social care, law, the media, public services, campaigning and research are popular career choices. Other careers include: banking politics journalism and broadcasting teaching social work accountancy business management advertising and marketing. Entry requirements There are no formal requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]