Tuesday, 17 June 2014
The University of Worcester is launching a series of Joint Honours Mathematics degrees.
Nationally, the government has been driving to increase the numbers of students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, which it believes are critical to the success of the British economy.
There is a strong national demand for graduates with Mathematics and starting salaries for those graduates are currently ranked 9th out of 59 subject areas.
The University of Worcester’s Mathematics offering will be available to study from September 2015, when students can study a range of combinations, including Biology and Mathematics, Mathematics and Psychology, and Geography and Mathematics. Students may also chose to combine the subject with Education Studies, Computing or Physical Education.
Professor John Newbury, Head of the University’s Institute of Science and the Environment, who has led the development of Mathematics at Worcester, said: “Mathematics is a subject that links and underpins so many other disciplines. Maths graduates are essential for the success of the UK’s economy and industrial base.
“By offering Joint Honours courses, we are giving students the opportunity to combine two subjects to maximise their knowledge and employability. The combinations we are providing will produce graduates with even stronger skills in problem solving and data analysis, which will serve them well in their future careers.”
The Joint Honours courses will be available full or part time.