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Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB, OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This flexible course will be of interest to mathematically inclined scientists and engineers as well as to mathematicians. It offers a wide choice of modules enabling you to tailor your studies to your particular area of interest, and is applicable to work in industry, business and commerce – as well as providing a firm foundation for additional study at masters and doctorate level.

Key features of the course

  • Develops your problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
  • A wide choice of modules enables you to tailor the course to your needs.
  • Helps you stand out in a crowded jobs market.

Career relevance

Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life. It is no surprise therefore that mathematics postgraduates can be found throughout industry, business and commerce, in the public and private sectors. Employers value the intellectual rigour and reasoning skills that mathematics students can acquire, their familiarity with numerical and symbolic thinking and the analytic approach to problem-solving which is their hallmark.

There are a variety of reasons for studying mathematics at postgraduate level. You may want a postgraduate qualification in order to distinguish yourself from an increasingly large graduate population. You may find that your undergraduate mathematical knowledge is becoming insufficient for your career requirements, especially if you are hoping to specialise in one of the more mathematical areas, which are becoming more sought after by employers. Or you may want to move on to a PhD in Mathematics. The extent of opportunities is vast and mathematics postgraduates are equipped with skills and knowledge required for jobs in fields such as finance, education, engineering, science and business, as well as mathematics and mathematical science research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 3,330overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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