BSc (Hons) Education and Mathematics

Explore the modes, methods and purposes of education across all age phases while enhancing your knowledge of a range of mathematical disciplines and gaining key mathematical reasoning skills.

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    UCAS Code: XG11
    Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Education and Teaching
    Location: Edge Hill University
    Example Offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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    Please note, the first intake to this programme is for September 2021 entry.

    • Study the modes, methods and purposes of education across all age phases, exploring the world of education from early years to degree level;
    • Enhance your knowledge of a broad range of mathematical disciplines, including calculus, pure mathematics and mathematical modelling;
    • Discover the origins and evolution of our education system and engage in cutting-edge research.

    This degree provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education while simultaneously exploring a range of mathematical disciplines and acquiring key mathematical reasoning skills. In Education, you will explore why our school and university systems exist as they are, including how a succession of governments have helped shape and mould the way in which we teach children and train adults. You will come to understand the UK education system not only in its own right, but also in its European and global contexts. In Mathematics, you will gain expertise in pure and applied mathematics, with modules focused on differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, inferential statistics, statistical modelling and number theory. Your curiosity will be stimulated with problem-solving activities, group work and a range of mathematics software.

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    In Depth

    What will I study?

    In Year 1 you will examine the UK education system and its underpinning policies and procedures. This will include investigating the many barriers to learning that might exist due to factors such as religion, disability, social disadvantage, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or race. You will also be introduced to a mixture of numerical and analytical techniques such as discrete mathematics, differential calculus and algebraic structure. The aim is to help you achieve a deep understanding of key mathematical concepts and appreciate the mathematics behind the solutions of modern day problems including Google Maps and navigators.

    Year 2 enables you to begin to develop your knowledge of the core disciplines of education (history, philosophy, psychology and sociology). You will choose between a placement, where you will gain crucial work experience in a relevant sector, or an extended study of an aspect of education. In addition, you will be introduced to the applications of calculus and gain a deep understanding of statistical techniques and test-structures.

    In Year 3 you will continue your studies in the core disciplines of education. You will critique and apply the concepts and ideas of individuals who are leading new developments and innovation in academic studies, while also gaining sociological and psychological perspectives of contemporary education. Additionally, you will gain experience of applying the use of statistics to complex problem solving and research designs and develop a deeper understanding of the necessary techniques of differential and integral calculus in multivariate settings.

    How will I study?

    The course is delivered through a combination of whole-group lecturers alongside small-group seminars and tutorials.

    In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and engage in work-based learning. Placements will be in a variety of different settings in which education takes place, either formally in schools or informally in areas such as art galleries and museum, for example. Placements will be closely matched to your career aspirations.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment methods incorporate a variety of both traditional and innovative formats and there will be a blend of essays, exams and website development work. You will be asked to produce and present work through a combination of wikis and blogs, or through video or live presentations. You will also create research posters reporting on the results of your investigations and be taught how to present your work in the format of professional magazine-style reports.

    Who will be teaching me?

    You will be taught by a team of lecturers who have a vast amount of both professional and academic experience. Members of the team include academics who research both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in a host of contexts. Other members of the programme team offer a wealth of experience in teaching across all age-phases and a wide range of academic disciplines including mathematics.

    A Great Study Environment

    The Faculty of Education has been at the forefront of teacher education for more than 125 years and today enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the children’s workforce.

    Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

    The faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.

    Entry Criteria

    Entry Requirements

    Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points including A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above, or AS Level Mathematics at Grade B or above, or an equivalent qualification.

    Example Offers

    Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

    • A Level: BCC-BBC;
    • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

    Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

    As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

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    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

    If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

    Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

    If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

    Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    As a graduate from this BSc (Hons) Education and Mathematics degree you will be well placed to progress into a wide range of careers.

    Typical career paths include working as a learning mentor, education administrator, museum/gallery/heritage site educator, educational psychologist, education counsellor, social/community worker, prison educator, international development worker, training organiser, charity worker, speech therapist, teaching assistant, or in publishing. Please note that further training will be required for some of these roles.

    You may also wish to progress into teaching. This degree provides ideal preparation for a PGCE, particularly if you wish to train to teach mathematics.

    Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in education or mathematics or a combination of the two subjects.


    Tuition Fees

    If you are a prospective student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2021/22, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

    The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

    Financial Support

    Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

    Financial support information for international students can be found at


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    Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

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