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Degree in Mathematics

Admission

 

 

 Admission profile

 

It is recommended that students who wish to study for a degree in Mathematics have a basic scientific-technical education, and should have studied, at least, the subjects Mathematics II, Physics and Chemistry in their second year of the high school diploma course.

Among the qualities the future Mathematics student should possess, the following are of especial relevance:

  • Capacity for work (perseverance, method and rigour).
  • Capacity for reasoning and critical analysis.
  • Scientific spirit.
  • Capacity to obtain, interpret and apply knowledge.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity for synthesis and abstraction.
  • Recommended complementary education: English and user-level computing skills.

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 Undergraduate pathways

 

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

  • SPANISH BACCALAUREATE (LOMCE) UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU) : Although students can access university by means of any Baccalaureate specialization, the recommended one is Sciences.

    Admission scores for this degree can be improved by taking the specific modules of the University Entrance Exam (PAU) as indicated in the table below with their respective weightings.

    TABLE 1

    SUBJECTS Module weightings
    0,1 0,2
    Biology X  
    Physics   X
    Geology X  
    Mathematics II   X
    Chemistry X  
 
  • PREVIOUS BACCALAUREATES WITH OR WITHOUT A PASS IN THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU):  Students who have completed their Baccalaureate under previous education systems and have passed the PAU ( Table 1 ) will be able to use the mark obtained in their application. However, students can take specific exam modules during the voluntary PAU exam period in order to improve their admission score as shown in table 1. They can also sit for the obligatory PAU exams, in which case they will have to take all the exams scheduled during this period.

  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:  Vocational educational qualifications such as senior technician, senior technician of plastic arts and design, or senior technician in sports is the preferred professional area although access to this degree may be through any professional field.
    Admission scores can be improved by taking the PAU exam in up to 4 of the modules in Table 1 .
  • STUDENTS FROM EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT:  Accreditation is required and issued by  Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia  (UNED) .
    Students can sit for exams in subjects included in the  Pruebas de Competencias Específicas  (PCE), organised by the UNED, in order to improve their admission score up to 14 points as indicated in the weightings in Table 1 .
  • STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS:  Prior to applying for the validation of their foreign Baccalaureate, students may sit for up to 4 exams in subjects offered by the  Pruebas de Competencias Específicas  (PCE)  organised by  UNED  (at least one subject from the core subjects).
    The weightings indicated in Table 1 will be applied to core and/or optional subjects.
  • OTHER: University degrees and  other similar qualifications. University entrance exam for students over 25 (preferential option:  Sciences ).
    Access on the basis of professional experience (applicants over 40 years of age). Access to applicants aged 45 years or more by means of an exam.
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Weightings of the subjects of the specific phase of the Proof of Access to the University (PAU) in the previous years

 

High School

Diploma

Subjects

Weighting parameters

Music  Analysis II
Biology
Earth and Environment Sciences
Drawing II
Technical Drawing II
Design
Business Economics
Electronics
Physics
Geography
Greek II
History of Music and Dance
Art History
Latin II
Musical Language and Practice
World Literature
Mathematics Applied to the Social Sciences II
Mathematics II
Chemistry
Expressive techniques in the Arts and Crafts
Industrial Technology II

Academic Years

2010-11

2011-12

0.1                                            
0.2   X X    X     X X                 X X   X

Academic Years

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

0.1    X X         X                      X   X
0.2                                        

 

 

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 Admission marks by academic year

 

YEARS

NUMBER

OF

PLACES

PASS MARKS

GENERAL

OVER 25

OVER 40

OVER  45

GRADUATES

SPORSTPEOPLE

FUNCTIONAL

DIVERSITY

2010-11

50

7,846

5,760

---

---

---

---

---

2011-12

50

8,937

6,312

---

---

6,500

---

5,000

2012-13

50

8,398

6,880

---

---

5,000

---

---

2013-14

50

7,134

5,000

---

---

5,000

---

---

2014-15

50

8,469

6,110

---

---

---

---

5,000

2015-16

50

9,250

7,350

---

---

8,160

---

---

2017-18

50

11,172

---

5,000

---

6,890

5,000

5,000

2018-19

50

11,485

---

---

5,000

5,000

---

---

2019-20

50

11,807

5,000

---

---

6,830

9,003

(June)

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  • "Pass marks" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June. 
  • The definitive marks can be inferior to the here collected.

 

 

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 Admission procedure

 

 

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Adaptations

 

  CREDIT EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN THE FORMER DEGREE AND THE NEW COURSE PROGRAMME

Students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Mathematics will be recognized first degree courses, in addition to the subjects that correspond to them in other courses by applying the adaptation table set out below.

This table details the convalidaciones between the asignaturas corresponding to the titulación current and the corresponding to the future degree in Mathematical. 

Always that it has been possible, has looked for an equivalence of contents. However, in some cases, the convalidación proposal has to understand like a recognition of credits.


FORMER DEGREE (LICENCIATURA) IN MATHEMATICS

Credits

NEW DEGREE (GRADO) IN MATHEMATICS

ECTS

Mathematical Analysis I

13.5

Real Variable Analysis I

6

Real Variable Analysis II

6

Linear Algebra

12

Linear Algebra I

6

Linear Algebra II

6

Computer Science I

6

Algorithms

6

Computer Science II

4.5

Algorithms

6

Probability Calculations

4.5

Introduction to Statistics

6

Extended Probability Calculations

4.5

 

Probability Theory

6

First-order Logic

4.5

Foundations of Mathematics

6

Mathematics Laboratory

 

6

Scientific Calculation and Text Processing Programmes

6

Extended Mathematics Laboratory

4.5

Scientific Calculation and Text Processing Programmes

6

Mathematical Analysis II

9

Real Analysis of Several Variables I

6

Advanced Calculus

6

Real Analysis of Several Variables II

6

Geometry and Topology I

9

Curves and Surfaces

6

Operations Research

12

Linear Programming

6

Extended Geometry and Topology

6

Basic Topology

6

Numerical Methods

12

Numerical Calculus I

6

Matrix Theory

6

Linear Algebra II

6

Statistics

7.5

Statistical Inference

6

Extended Differential Equations

15

Analytical Methods for ODE

6

Qualitative Methods for ODE

6

Extended Statistics

7.5

Statistical Inference

6

Convex Analysis

6

Convex Analysis

6

Economic Theory

6

Collective Decisions

6

Algebra

9

Algebraic Equations

6

Group Theory

6

Mathematical Analysis IV

15

Analysis of Complex Variables

6

Nonnegative Linear Operators

6

The Economics of Information and Uncertainty

6

Applied Mathematics Methods

6

Code Theory

6

Mathematical Methods for Economics

6

The Economics of Information and Uncertainty

6

Time Series and Forecasting

6

Time Series

6

Geometry and Topology II

9

Global Surface Theory

6

Mathematical Analysis V

7.5

Partial Differential Equations

6

Numerical Calculus

9

Numerical Calculus II

6

Decision Theory

6

Collective Decisions

6

Extended Decision Theory

6

Game Theory

6

Data analysis

6

Data analysis I

6

Data analysis II

6

Optimisation

6

Optimisation I

6

Econometric Methods

6

The Economics of Information and Uncertainty

6

Languages, Grammar and Automata

4.5

Code Theory

6

Complexity Theory

4.5

Cryptography

6

Parallel Computing

6

Cryptography

6

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

4.5

Cryptography

6

Abstract Calculus Models

4.5

Scientific Calculation and Text Processing Programmes

6

Matrix-based Computing

4.5

Code Theory

6

Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Education

6

Foundations of Mathematics

6

Measure Theory and Integration

6

Measure Theory

6

Extended Numerical Analysis

6

Numerical Calculus II

6

Control Theory and Stability

6

Stochastic Processes

6

Special Functions

6

Functional Analysis

6

Symbolic Analysis Laboratory

6

Scientific Calculation and Text Processing Programmes

6

Extended Applied Mathematic Methods

6

Stochastic Processes

6

Introduction to Fractal Theory

6

Measure Theory

6

Introduction to Calculus

4.5

Foundations of Mathematics

6

Mathematical Reasoning and Discrete Mathematics

4.5

 

Students who have successfully completed the first cycle of the former degree programme may enrol on the 4 th  Year of the new Degree (Grado) in Mathematics. In this case, credit equivalence by subject will not be applied.

The table above lists credit equivalence between subjects on the former and new degree courses.

Whenever possible, we have tried to ensure content equivalence. However, in some cases, the proposed credit equivalence should be understood as recognition of credits.

Correspondence between UA Science Faculty degrees:

The University of Alicante Science Faculties offers five degrees in the area of Science (Biology, Marine Sciences, Geology, Chemistry and Mathematics) and one degree in the area of the Health Sciences (Optics and Optometry). In order to facilitate mobility between studies at the end of the first year, students entering the Mathematics degree programme from other Science Faculty degree programmes will have all their first year credits recognised, whether or not these pertain to the sciences.

Accordingly, in the second year, some students may lack certain fundamental subjects, making it difficult for them to follow their studies. These students will be offered tutorials to overcome such deficiencies by studying certain basic subjects.


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Credit recognition and transfer

 

What is credit recognition?

The concept of 'recognition' has replaced the former 'validation/adaptation' in undergraduate degrees. 

'Credit recognition occurs when a university accepts the credits earned in official studies either from this university or from another university so that they can be taken into account in other studies in order to obtain an official degree' (RD 1393/2007. Art. 6) Recognition is therefore the acceptance of a subject passed by the student in a previous university course or degree when said student wishes to access a new course. 

Also, credit recognition may be granted when a student provides proof of his/her professional experience and of subjects passed in other official higher education centres (vocational education) or in non-official university studies.

Generally speaking, the criteria followed to grant credit recognition are:

  • If the degree the student is applying for belongs to the same field of study, a minimum of 36 core subject credits in that field will be recognised.
  • Credits earned in other core subjects belonging to the chosen degree's field of study will be recognised too.
  • The remaining credits may be recognised by the UA as long as the competences and knowledge acquired therein match either other subjects or programmes completed by the student, their previous professional experience, or subjects of cross-sectional nature.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

Regulations:

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What is credit transfer?

Section 6 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 defines the concept of credit transfer as: 

'Credit transfer is the process of including all the credits from an official degree that a student has completed in one or several universities (even if completion of said credits did not eventually entail the obtention of a degree certificate) in a student's academic record'.

Its goal is for non-recognised subjects completed by the student in other official degrees to be included in the final academic record and in the European diploma supplement, in addition to subjects completed in the student's current degree and other recognised subjects.
 
These transferred subjects are not taken into account for point-system calculation of the academic record.

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What are the criteria followed to grant credit recognition?

The criteria followed by universities in order to grant credit recognition for subjects passed in other official studies are included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 (as amended by  RD 43/2015  ) Sections  and  13 

Universities must create and publish their credit transfer and recognition regulations in accordance with the general criteria included in this Royal Decree. 

The general criteria applied for credit recognition are as follows:

  • A minimum of 36 credits corresponding to  core subjects  will be recognised if a student transfers to an undergraduate degree  from another degree belonging to the  same field of study .
  • Core subjects  shared by both degrees will be recognised when transferring to other undergraduate degree studies, whether they belong to the same field of study or not.
  • Any other subjects passed (compulsory and optional) will be recognised insofar as they are similar in terms of skills and contents.
  • Credits completed in other official higher education degrees (vocational education)   may be recognised. 
  • Subject recognition may be granted on the grounds of professional experience if similar competences are involved in both. 15% of the total amount of the undergraduate degree's credits can be recognised this way. Subjects recognised under this premise will not be numerically assessed and will not be taken into account for the calculation of grade point average.
  • Subject recognition may be granted through subjects completed in UA own programmes. 15% of the total amount of an undergraduate degree's credits can be recognised this way (this percentage can increase if UA own programmes had become official degrees). Subjects recognised under this premise will not be numerically assessed and will not be taken into account for the calculation of grade point average.
  • Subjects of  cross-sectional nature  (language level) can be recognised.
  • The  final-year undergraduate project  will never be recognised.

The 'adaptation table' for subject recognition will be applied to former students of first and second-cycle undergraduate degrees who enrol in the new undergraduate degree replacing their former studies. 

Subjects taken in former study plans can be recognised depending on the similarity of their skills and contents with those taught in the undergraduate degree that they wish to transfer to.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

UA regulations on credit transfer and recognition.

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How many credits are recognised when accessing an undergraduate degree within the same field of study?

According to Section 13 of  Royal Decree 1393/2007 . (as amended by  RD 43/2015  ):

Section 13. a) 'In the event that the chosen degree belongs to the same field of study, a minimum of 36   core subject credits will be recognised in that field'. 

Students already enrolled in an undergraduate degree who later on are admitted in another undergraduate degree from the same field of study will be granted recognition of a minimum of 36 core subject credits from that field of study. 

Furthermore, other core, compulsory and optional subjects with similar skills and contents, as well as cross-curricular subjects may be recognised.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

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How many credits are recognised when accessing an undergraduate degree from a different field of study?

Core subjects completed by students and common to both study programmes will be recognised.

Any other subjects passed (compulsory and optional) will be recognised depending on the similarity of the skills acquired therein and their contents.

Subjects of cross-sectional nature (language level) can be recognised. 

Students transferring to an undergraduate degree from study programmes to be phased out (former first and second-cycle undergraduate degrees, etc.) will be granted recognition of credits corresponding to subjects where similar concepts are taught.

For recognised credits, students will pay 25% of the price.

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 How and when is credit recognition requested?

Recognition/transfer requests are made via UACloud, using the e-Administration app,  in due term (generally, coinciding with the registration period) and following the instructions established by each centre.

UA regulations on credit recognition

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 What is partial foreign studies validation?

It is a proceeding by which students who have completed foreign universities' courses and degrees (partially or in full) can request to continue studying the same or an equivalent degree or course in Spain. 

Applications for admission submitted in this manner will be resolved by the University President according to the criteria established by the University of Alicante Governing Council for this proceeding. 

Applications for admission must be submitted at the secretary's office of the corresponding centre (faculty/polytechnic school) wher the chosen degree is taught.  The deadline for application submission will be established by each centre. 

In order to be admitted, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Prove that they are studying an official university degree in their home country.
  • Students who have completed university courses and degrees abroad must prove that they have not applied for official approval of foreign studies or that said approval has been refused.
  • Recognition for a minimum of 30 credits from subjects studied abroad (five subjects) and corresponding to the Spanish degree for which admission is requested must be obtained.
    • Credit recognition is granted depending on the equivalence between foreign and Spanish subjects in terms of contents and class load.

Applications must include the following documentation (authenticated and translated if necessary):

  • The original and a photocopy of the student's passport or foreigner's identification number
  • Official transcript of records of the degree or course, including:
    • Official name of the degree, stating whether it is official or a university's own degree
    • Rating scale with the minimum grade required to pass a subject
    • Length of each subject (yearly, semestral)
  • Programme of the subject for which recognition is requested (contents of the subject)
  • Curriculum
  • Sworn statement proving that official approval has not been applied, in case of completed foreign degrees

A fee of 143.73€ must be paid in order y for partial foreign studies recognition applications to be delivered and assessed.

Regulations:


UA regulations on credit transfer and recognition.


 

 Transfer of record for undergraduate continuation of studies

 

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