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MSci Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status

UCAS Code: tbc; Programme Code: UMSH4CMQTS

Programme Director: tbc

Core modules:  must be taken and passed

Compulsory: modules that must be taken

 

Please remember to check the handbook for the year of your entry to see the modules available to you.  If you are unsure please contact your programme administrator.

Please note that students on this programme cannot take a year abroad and cannot attach a specialisation to their degree title.

 

Programme Description

This programme is unique in that whilst you are gaining an understanding of the main areas of modern mathematics and developing rigorous problem solving skills, students will also be exposed to experience in teaching practice and will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Students on this programme will receive a bursary in years 3 and 4 of their programme which can be used towards tuition fees.

In order to gain QTS students need to complete 120 days of teaching practice.  These will take place during the third and fourth years of the programme.

 

First Year

All the modules in the first year are compulsory. Each module is worth 15 credits.

 

First semester 

Compulsory modules: 

4CCM111a Calculus I 

4CCM113a Linear Algebra and Geometry I

4CCM115a Sequences and Series

4CCM121a Introduction to Algebra

 

Second semester  

Compulsory modules: 

4CCM112a Calculus II

4CCM114a Linear Algebra and Geometry II

4CCM131a Introduction to Dynamical Systems

4CCM141a Probability and Statistics I

 

Progression

In order to progress to the second year students must:

  • gain an overall average of at least 40%
  • no individual mark lower than 33% in mathematics modules
  • pass at least 90 credits overall

In exceptional cases, these requirements may be suspended for students with mitigating circumstances at the discretion of the department.

Second Year

Each module is worth 15 credits.

 

First semester

Compulsory modules: 

5CCM221a  Real Analysis

5CCM231a  Classical Dynamics 

5CCM232a Groups and Symmetries

 

Optional modules:

5CCM224a Introduction to Number Theory

5CCM241a  Probability and Statistics II

 

Second semester

Compulsory modules: 

5CCM211a Applied Differential Equations

5CCM212a Complex Analysis

 

Optional modules: 

5CCM223a Geometry of Surfaces

5CCM226a Metric Spaces and Topology

5CCM242a Statistical Modelling

5CCM251a Discrete Mathematics

 

Students may also take a language module for “additional credit”, in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre. 

Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit and are allowed to take a maximum of additional 30 credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme.

 

Progression

In order to progress to the third year students must:

  • submit an application form and complete an interview
  • gain at least 210 credits excuding condoned fails
  • gain an average of >=55% in modules at level 5 (or higher) 

Students unable to meet the average mark will be transferred to the third year of the BSc Mathematics programme.

Third Year

Students normally take eight modules in total (120 credits).Each of these modules is worth 15 credits.

There are two lists of mathematics modules, list A and list B. 

MSci students are required to take at least four modules from list A.

MSci students entering the third year must make sure that they choose sufficient third year modules to enable them to study the area(s) they are most interested in during their fourth year. Recommended third year combinations providing suitable preparation for the fourth year modules as well as the details of recommended and required prerequisite modules are given in the fourth year section, under ‘Module groupings'.

 

First semester

Compulsory modules:

6SSEQ001 Introduction to Teaching and Assessment

 

Optional modules:

List A:    

6CCM212b Complex Analysis

6CCM314a Mathematical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics

6CCM327a Topology

6CCM331a Special Relativity and Electromagnetism

6CCM332a Introductory Quantum Theory

6CCM341a Fundamentals of Probability Theory

6CCM350a Rings and Modules

6CCM388a Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time

List B:  

6CCM224b Introduction to Number Theory

6CCM241b Probability and Statistics II

6CCM345a Third Year Project*

6CCM359a Numerical and Computational Methods

6CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks

 

 

Second semester

Compulsory modules:

6SSEQ002 University Ambassador Scheme

 

Optional modules:

List A:

6CCM226b Metric Spaces and Topology

6CCM318a Fourier Analysis

6CCM326a Galois Theory

6CCM334a Space-Time Geometry and General Relativity

6CCM338a Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time

6CCM351a Representation Theory of Finite Groups

List B:

6CCM242b Linear Models and Regression Analysis

6CCM251b Discrete Mathematics

6CCM342a Statistical Inference

6CCM344a Time Series Analysis

6CCM345a Third Year Project*

6CCMCS05 Mathematical Biology

*6CCM345a (Third Year Project) is a 15 credit modules, taken over the two semesters.

 

Other options may also be permitted subject to the agreement of the Programme Director and timetable issues.

 

Students may also take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre.

Alternatively, a language module of level 5 or above can be taken in the place of one of the standard options. Students need the permission of their Programme Director for this and are allowed to take a maximum of 30 additional credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme.

 

You may, subject to the approval of the Programme Director, also take modules at other colleges of the University of London - normally no more than two modules

Please note however that should you select Intercollegiate modules and fail them, you may not be able to re-sit them until the following year in accordance to other colleges of the University of London rules and regulations.

 

Progression:

In order to progress to the final year students must:

  • gain at least 330 credits
  • have a degree calculation at the end of the third year that is >=58 
Students with a degree calculation in the range of 55-57 inclusive could exceptionally be considered for progression on a case by case basis taking into account all relevant factors.
Fourth Year (MSci)

Students will spend their first semester studying in the School of Education, Communication and Society, as well as meeting regularly with their MSci project supervisor.

The second semester will be spent studying taught maths modules and completing assessments for the Professional Practice module.

 

First semester

Core module: 

7CCM461a Project (taken over both semesters) (30 credits)

The project module is a very important part of your final year; it involves a written report and giving a seminar to staff and fellow students.

Further details of the project module including registration and submission are available on the KEATS page.

 

Compulsory module:

7SSEQ001 Professional Practice (60 credits)

 

 

Second semester

Core module: 

7CCM461a Project (taken over both semesters)

 

Optional modules: 

7CCM326b Galois Theory

7CCM334b Space-time Geometry and General Relativity

7CCM351b Representation Theory of Finite Groups

7CCMCS05U Mathematical Biology

7CCMMS03 Algebraic Number Theory

7CCMMS08 Operator Theory

7CCMMS11 Fourier Analysis

7CCMMS20 Algebraic Geometry

7CCMMS22 Nonlinear Analysis

7CCMMS34 String Theory and Branes

7CCMMS38 Advanced General Relativity

7CCMMS40 Supersymmetry

 

Additional options*:

7CCMCS03 Equilibrium analysis of Complex Systems

* Additional options: Please note that these modules will not be available to select on Student Records. If you would like to take one or more of these modules, you will need to seek approval from the module lecturer and then final approval from your Programme Director. Undergraduate students are prohibited from taking Financial Maths modules (those commencing with 7CCMFM) except 7CCMFM01U.

  • Students may also take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre. Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit
  • You may, subject to the approval of the Programme Director, also take modules at other colleges of the University of London - normally no more than two modules
  • Please note however that should you select Intercollegiate modules and fail them, you may not be able to re-sit them until the following year in accordance with other colleges of the University of London rules and regulations.

 

Module groupings:

Many of the optional modules fall naturally into different areas of Mathematics. You are strongly advised to take complimentary sets of modules, as studying modules in related areas can reinforce your understanding, both of the separate modules and also of the area as a whole. It can also make choosing a project topic easier. For each of these areas there is a set of recommended third year options, some of which are formal pre-requisites. Not only is it essential to take the necessary pre-requisite modules, but it is very helpful to have studied any specifically recommended modules in the third year in order to ensure a successful fourth year.

Algebra

7CCMMS01 Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

7CCMMS03 Algebraic Number Theory

7CCMMS20U Algebraic Geometry

7CCM351b Representation theory of finite groups (if 6CCM351a/7CCM351b not taken in the third year)

Recommended/prerequisite third year options:

6CCM327a Galois Theory

6CCM350a Rings and Modules

6CCM351a Representation theory of finite groups

Analysis

7CCMMS05U Metric and Banach Spaces

7CCMMS08U Operator Theory

7CCMMS22U Nonlinear Analysis

7CCMFM01U Probability Theory

7CCM327b Topology (if 6CCM327a/7CCM327b not taken in the third year)

Recommended/prerequisite third year options:

6CCM318a Fourier Analysis

6CCM321a Real Analysis II

6CCM322a Complex Analysis

6CCM327a Galois Theory

Complex Systems

(See the note below on how to select these options)

7CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks (if 6CCMCS02 is not taken in the 3rd year - note permission from the programme director is not needed.)

7CCMCS03 Equilibrium analysis of complex systems

7CCMCS04 Dynamical Analysis of complex systems

7CCMCS05U Mathematical Biology (if 6CCMCS05 is not taken in the 3rd year - note permission from the programme director is not needed.)

7CCMCS06 Elements of Statistical Learning

Recommended/prerequisite third year options:

6CCM314a Mathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour

6CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks

6CCMCS05 Mathematical Biology

Geometry

7CCMMS01U Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

7CCMMS16U Algebraic Curves

7CCMMS18U Manifolds

7CCMMS20U Algebraic Geometry

7CCM327b Topology (if 6CCM327a/7CCM327b not taken in the third year)

Recommended/prerequisite third year options:

6CCM322a  Complex Analysis

6CCM327a Topology

6CCM350a Rings and Modules

Theoretical Physics

7CCM334BU Spacetime Geometry and General Relativity

7CCMMS01U Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

7CCMMS18U Manifolds

7CCMS31U Advanced Quantum Mechanics

7CCMMS32U Quantum Field Theory

7CCMMS34U Strings and Branes

7CCMMS38U Advanced General Relativity

7CCMMS40U Supersymmetry

 

Recommended/prerequisite third year options:

6CCM331a Special Relativity and Electromagnetism

6CCM332a Introduction to Quantum Theory

6CCM334a Spacetime Geometry and General Relativity

 

 

 

Teaching Placements

In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status students must complete 120 teaching days. These will be spread across the third and fourth years of the programme as follows:

 
Placement days for MSci Maths with QTS
 Time Number of Days

Year 3, Before Semester 1

6 days

Year 3, Semester 1

Mondays mornings

6 days

Year 3, Semester 1

Reading Week

5 days

Year 3, Semester 2

University Ambassador Scheme

5 days

Year 3, After Exam Period 2

30 days

Year 4, Semester 1

During Professional Practice

68 days

 

 

 

 


 

07 March 2019

 

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