University Calendar 2014/15
Section XIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of
Social and Human Sciences



PREFACE
CONTENTS
SEMESTERS
SECTION I
SECTION II
SECTION III
SECTION IV
SECTION V
SECTION VI
SECTION VII
SECTION VIII
SECTION IX
SECTION X
SECTION XI
SECTION XII
SECTION XIII
SECTION XIV
 
ARCHIVE 2008/9
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Academic Unit Mathematical Sciences
Final Award Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Exit awards:
Certificate of Higher Education
Diploma of Higher Education
Programme(s) All programmes are full time: Mathematical Studies can also be taken part-time.
Mathematics
Mathematical Studies
Mathematics with Actuarial Science
Mathematics with Astronomy
Mathematics with Biology
Mathematics with Computer Science
Mathematics with Finance
Mathematics with French
Mathematics with German
Mathematics with Spanish
Mathematics with Management Sciences (final intake 2011/12)
Mathematics with Music
Mathematics with Operational Research (final intake 2011/12)
Mathematics with Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE)
Mathematics with Physics
Mathematics with Statistics
Last modified July 2014

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions
 
1.1 For admission to any programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) students:

  1. must satisfy the Regulations for Admission to Degree Programmes as specified in Section IV of the University Calendar;

  2. must satisfy the necessary programme requirements as set out in the programme specification.
1.2 Students are required to have passes in three relevant subjects at GCE Advanced level including an approved mathematics subject (see http://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths for more details). The Programme Board may admit students with other qualifications.
  • For Mathematics with Language, an Advanced level pass in the appropriate language is required.

  • For Mathematics with Biology, an Advanced level pass in Biology is required.

  • For Mathematics with Music, an Advanced level pass in Music is required.

  • For Mathematics with Physics, an Advanced level pass in Physics is required.
1.3 All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedure as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Enabling Services Office to assess their needs.


2. Structure of Programme(s)
 
2.1 All modules in the undergraduate programmes are credit rated in accordance with the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) as specified in section IV of the University Calendar. The programme handbook includes a description of the CATS allocation for modules within each programme, and this handbook will be issued to all students at the start of their programme of study
2.2 The programme of full time study for the degree of BSc is three years except for the Mathematics with Language degree programmes which requires an additional year for studies abroad. The programme of part time study for the degree of BSc in Mathematical Studies is for not less than four and not more than eight academic years.
2.3 Students on degree programmes in Mathematical Sciences follow an approved pattern of study in accordance with the programme regulations in order to qualify for an award. A Programme Co-ordinator is appointed for each Programme who, subject to the approval of the Programme Board, will ensure that each studentís choice of modules forms a coherent pattern of study.
2.4 All undergraduate programmes are based on a common module structure as follows:
  1. The modules taken in the first year form Part 1, those in the second year form Part 2, those in the third year form Part 3, and where relevant those in the fourth year form Part 4. For Mathematics with Language students the modules taken in their fourth year (after spending a year abroad) form Part 3. Students may be required to complete coursework or relevant examinations during their year abroad.

  2. The subjects available in Mathematical Sciences are divided into modules: students are required to take the equivalent of eight modules in each year to form a coherent pattern of study for a full time degree programme. Normally four modules are taken in each semester.

  3. Each degree programme may prescribe certain modules which are core or compulsory and this information is included in the programmes handbook.

  4. Each module lasts one semester, and is offered at Parts 1, 2, 3 or 4 with the level coinciding notionally with the year of study. In each year at least six of the eight modules must be at or above the corresponding notional level. A project is equivalent to one or two modules depending on its duration.

  5. In the second and third years students may select option modules; these are drawn from the appropriate second, third and fourth Level modules in consultation with their Personal Tutors and Programme Co-ordinators.

  6. Normally no more than three non-MATH modules may be taken within the Single Honours Mathematics programme.

  7. Students following Mathematics with a language programmes are required to spend the third year abroad in a country where the language of study is normally spoken. Where possible this period will be in a mathematics department of a university in the country visited, and the arrangements will be subject to the approval of the Head of Mathematical Sciences.

  8. Students taking the part-time degree in Mathematical Studies are required to enrol for not less than two and not more than five modules in each academic year. An individual programme of study will be agreed to meet the requirements of each Part (see (a) above).

  9. Students enrolled for the part-time degree in Mathematical Studies may, with the permission of the Programme Board, be eligible to enrol subsequently for full-time study. Permission will be granted only if an approved programme of study can be based on the modules already satisfactorily completed. In order to be considered for admission to the second year of a full-time programme, the student must have passed Part 1. In order to qualify for admission to the third year of a full time programme the student must have passed Part 2.


3. Progression
 
3.1 In order to progress within the degree programme, students must satisfy the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar.


4. Assessment
 
4.1 The performance of students shall be assessed by the Board of Examiners in accordance with the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar.
4.2 All examinations will be held during the standard University examination periods.


5. Award of Qualification(s)
 
Qualifications are awarded according to the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar.


6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
 
6.1 BSc programmes do not require a formal placement with the exception of those programmes specified in section 6.3 below. Placements undertaken by students are therefore at their own request and students are responsible for all relevant matters relating to the placement.
6.2 A BSc student may be permitted to follow a programme varying slightly from the normal requirements, eg: spending an optional semester abroad. Requests are considered on an individual basis.
6.3

Students following the Mathematics with a language programmes are required to spend the third year abroad in a country where the language of study is normally spoken. Where possible this period will be in a mathematics department of a university in the country visited, and the arrangements will be subject to the approval of the Head of Mathematical Sciences.

6.4 Students following Combined Honours programmes take the core and compulsory modules and options which will normally provide a profile of modules to include at least 16 MATH modules. In the final year, at least four of the MATH modules taken must be from Parts 3 or 4.


7. Other
 
7.1 Students are required to satisfy the academic and the Attendance and Completion of Programme Requirements as set out in section IV of the University calendar, the programme specification and the programme handbook. Those failing to do so may have their course terminated (see University Calendar Section IV: Transfer, Suspension, Withdrawal and Termination).
7.2 These regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration in accordance with procedures approved by Senate.




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