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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

BSc (HONS) MATHEMATICS

  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 4 years full-time
  • UCAS code: G100
  • Starting September 2021*

* Subject to validation from the University.

Join the BSc (Hons) Mathematics programme to learn how mathematics underpins and describes the ever changing world around us.

Build the knowledge and skills required to excel in a multitude of professional sectors including finance, engineering, programming, teaching, and mathematical research.

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of key areas of mathematics, such as differential equations and linear algebra, with options to individualise your degree at every level.

Choose to study topics from a range of options including statistics, finance, coding and cryptography, numerical analysis, and mathematical biology.

On graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, you will leave UWS with options to gain employment in the professional sectors above, and in many other areas.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Year 1

Year 1
• Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points) including Mathematics
• A Levels: CCC (96 UCAS Tariff points) including Mathematics
• Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including Mathematics
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: relevant subject (for SQA HNC must include SQA Higher National Unit: Engineering Mathematics 1 (H7K0 33), or equivalent
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points including HL Mathematics
• SWAP: Access to STEM (BBB)

 

Year 2

Year 2
• Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Mathematics
• A Levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Mathematics
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points including HL Maths
• SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: relevant subject (for SQA HNDs must include the following units: Engineering Mathematics 2 and Engineering Mathematics 3, BTEC awards (or similar) must contain the equivalent and will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
• BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM*
• Scottish Baccalaureate: Science*

* Advanced entry to Year 2 will be dependent on subjects studied and grade of award and be at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

Year 3

Year 3
Advanced entry to Year 3 will be dependent on subjects studied and grade of award and be at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

FURTHER INFORMATION

BSc (Hons) Mathematics shares a common first and second year with the University’s successful BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education programme. Hear Programme Leader, Alan Walker, talk about this exciting degree.

If you have any questions or for more information about BSc (Hons) Mathematics please email Alan.Walker@uws.ac.uk

 

 

School of Education & Social Sciences

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MSc Criminal Justice

  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course will give you the opportunity to study both theoretical and applied criminology at an advanced level and to use the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to engage critically, innovatively and independently with contemporary issues surrounding Criminal Justice. You will gain a practical understanding of how established theories and research methods are used to create and interpret knowledge within Criminology and Criminal Justice. Key issues addressed include policing, reducing reoffending policies and punishment.

International Flags | MA Policy Analysis & Global Governance | University of the West of Scotland

MSc International Politics

  • Location: Paisley & London campuses
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course will develop your knowledge, understanding and critical engagement with key issues, trends, processes and developments in international politics. Emphasis is placed on understanding the changing nature of international politics within the context of globalisation including linkages between different levels of governance (from local to global) and the growth of non-state actors operating at a global level.

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MSc Social Policy

  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course provides you an opportunity to explore current issues and developments in welfare and social policy in a global context. The course identifies a range of current key issues in global social policy (including the impact of war, immigration and asylum, human trafficking and global warming) and assesses responses to social problems by a range of welfare actors (including professional social workers and community workers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), professional bodies and governments).

MSc ADDICTION PSYCHOLOGY 

  • Location: Paisley Campus 
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time 
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time
  • Intake: September 

This masters course provides you with an opportunity for advanced study of the psychological theory underpinning the development and maintenance of pharmacological and behavioural addictions, as well as their evidence-based treatments.  The addictions field is wide in scope and this programme extends beyond traditional substance-related dependence disorders to include a wide range of established and emerging behavioural addictions, such as Internet Gaming and Gambling Disorder.  In addition, you will learn practical research skills and advanced psychological analytical techniques in the investigation of a range of addiction disorders.   

Last updated: 06/01/2021