* Beginning Fall 2016, MATH 1324 will transfer as MATH 140, a core math course, with the exception of a few instances where it is still equivalent to MATH 141. Economics , will NOT accept MATH 140 in their degree plans and has provided specific messaging on their Transfer Course Sheet noting this, please see below. The remaining Transfer Course Sheets that previously required MATH 141 in their degree plans will allow MATH 140 as a core math course. The TAMU Transfer Course Equivalency website has this updated information and students are responsible for checking this site before enrolling in courses.
** Students who are applying for Spring 2018 and or Summer/Fall 2018 admission should review the 2017-18 Transfer Course Sheets.
Contribution: 1/3 of the overall mark for the course.
This paper includes synoptic questions that draw on any of the topics in the specification as well as the core practicals studied throughout the course.
Note: Overall, a minimum of 20% of the marks across the three papers will be awarded for mathematics at Level 2 or above.
Science Practical Endorsement: In addition to the three written exams at the end of the course, the course offers a Science Practical Endorsement which is composed of 18 Core Practicals that are taught as part of the two year course. These are designed to allow students to learn a range of practical skills and apply key experimental techniques, thus developing both a conceptual and theoretical understanding of experimental methods. As such they also constitute a key element within the Paper 3 exam.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which we will help to arrange, between years 2 and 3 of the full-time course, making a four-year course overall. In many cases this can be a salaried position with a major company or have financial support linked to a public health laboratory or hospital (such as the Respiratory Physiology Unit at the Royal Aintree Hospital in Liverpool or Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester). In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year. The placement also counts towards the final degree classification as part of the year 2 mark.