Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 35182-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul
Mathematics looks at the distribution of prime numbers, the properties of geometric figures, how dependent variables change, and what happens when you add up infinitely many terms. Studying these ideas lays the foundation for using mathematics to solve real-life problems. Most Mathematics papers at Otago involve several lectures a week, usually 50 minutes long. You need to take notes based on the material presented, although in some papers part of the material is already available in outline notes that are followed closely. There will also be tutorials that are really advice sessions, where you can go along and ask for help with weekly exercises or with understanding course material. Some papers have compulsory tutorials, others  have open tutorials where you can go as many times as you wish. Apart from the final examination, you are assessed internally based on exercise marks, a mid-semester test, or a series of computer tests. Papers differ but in all cases your internal assessment is an important part of your overall grading.

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