STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE COURSE  CREDITS
The University of Alicante Mathematics Degree course programme is worth a total of 240 credits, spread over four years. Each year is worth 60 ECTS credits, and work is evenly distributed by dividing each year into 30credit semesters. The 240 credits cover all the theoretical and practical learning to be acquired by students.
In order to make the course compatible with other activities, students are allowed to take a parttime course consisting of 30 credits per academic year.
DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS PER SUBJECT TYPE
Subject type

Credits

Core

60

Compulsory

138

Optional

36

Final Project

6

Total credits

240

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME
The Course Programme is divided into three modules (Core, Compulsory and Optional). The core module comprises 8 subjects in the first year and two subjects in the second. It is worth 60 credits, of which 36 are fundamental to the area of the Sciences, including subjects from the disciplines of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Two subjects from the areas of Engineering and Architecture have also been included: Scientific Calculation and Text Processing Programmes and Algorithms, along with another two from the area of the Social and Legal Sciences: Introduction to Statistics and Probability.
All subjects, including the Final Project, are worth 6 credits.
Optional subjects are organised into 3 routes:
 General Mathematics;
 Data Analysis and Applied Algebra;
 Mathematics applied to Social Sciences.
Each route includes four compulsory subjects and a total of 12 optional subjects are also offered. Students are required to choose a route (4 optional subjects) and another two subjects from the remaining 8, if they wish to obtain official recognition of the route chosen.
Students may take 6 or 12 credits as work experience instead of one or two optional subjects, respectively, as long as these latter do not comprise compulsory subjects for the chosen route.
In the Final Project, students should demonstrate that they have acquired the proficiencies associated with the degree, by means of writing, presenting and defending a report on an original piece of work.
Before evaluation their final project, students must provide academic evidence of ability in a foreign language to at least level B1. Students may take up to 12 credits for work experience exclusively related to the experimental blocks of the Final Project. In this case, the Degree Supplement will specify that work experience comprised part of the student’s Final Project.
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND ROUTES
Optional subjects are organised into 3 routes: General Mathematics; Data Analysis and Applied Algebra; Mathematics applied to the Social Sciences. Each route comprises four compulsory subjects.
A total of 12 optional subjects are offered. Students are required to choose a route (4 optional subjects) and another two subjects from the remaining 8, if they wish to obtain official recognition of the route chosen. Students may take 6 or 12 credits as work experience instead of one or two optional subjects, respectively, as long as these latter do not comprise compulsory subjects for the chosen route.
Anyway, the student will have to have guaranteeed the possibility to obtain academic recognition of until a maximum of six credits optativos of the total of the plan of studies cursado, by the participation in cultural university activities, sportive, of representation estudiantil, solidarias and of cooperation. Before the beginning of each academic course, the Council of Government will define the nature of the activities that will have this academic recognition.
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

ECTS

ROUTE A: GENERAL MATHEMATICS

MEASURE THEORY

6

CONVEX ANALYSIS

6

GROUP THEORY

6

ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY

6

ROUTE B: DATA ANALYSIS AND APPLIED ALGEBRA

STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

6

TIME SERIES

6

CODE THEORY

6

DATA ANALYSIS II

6

CRYPTOGRAPHY

6

ROUTE C: MATHEMATICS APPLIED TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

GAME THEORY

6

COLLECTIVE DECISIONS

6

THE ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION AND UNCERTAINTY

6

NONROUTE SUBJECTS

WORK EXPERIENCE I

6

WORK EXPERIENCE II

6
