G100 BSc Mathematics (3 yrs)
Mathematics graduates, who are used to computing and to analytical and structured thinking and who have a high level of competence in problem solving skills are in considerable demand in a wide variety of areas of employment. This degree programme will provide you with both mathematical knowledge and these skills, while at the same time allowing you to pursue your own interests within mathematics.
You will have a good deal of choice as to which parts of mathematics to study. You may prefer to specialise later on in the programme, for example in Applied Mathematics, or you may prefer a more varied menu. You can choose from an extensive list of options. Although you will be studying mainly mathematics, you will have the chance of broadening your interests, for example by studying a language in your final. Transfer to this programme is possible from a number of other Mathematics programmes in the first year (from MMath normally even as late as the end of the third year).
In the 2013 National Student Survey BSc Mathematics had an overall student satisfaction rating of 93%
Ranked third in UK for quality of research outputs in applied mathematics. Ranked second in the UK for research power in statistics and operational research
One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK
Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programmes
Generous scholarship scheme for UK/EU and international students
Large international cohort
Typical entry requirements
In terms of A-level grades our standard offer for 2014 entry is A*AA (or AAA with Further Mathematics) including grade A in A-level Mathematics.
37 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics.
Our normal requirements are for D3D3D3 in the three principle subjects including Mathematics.
In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering other suitable qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.
Average applicants per place: 10
Applicants are selected on the quality of their application. Applicants with a strong academic background and a clear commitment to Mathematics will be considered for an offer based on the quality of their UCAS application.
Typical course content
This programme will develop your mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills while allowing you to pursue your own interests, selecting specialist options from a wide range or broadening your area of study in year three.
Learn a language
If your programme allows you to choose free elective modules, you can also take a credit bearing language module. These are split into seven stages, from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. Please email your Student Office if you have any queries regarding your module options.
Innovation modules outside of your discipline
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers our students the chance to take optional modules outside their core disciplines. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future.
As well as the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take FOUR MODULES consisting of TWO PAIRS chosen from the Pure Mathematics pair (MATH2003 and MATH2046), the Applied Mathematics pair (MATH2008 and MATH2044) or the Statistics pair (MATH2011 and MATH2010) together with one other MATH2xxx module.
As well as the compulsory module listed below, students are required to take SEVEN other modules of which at least FIVE must be MATH3xxx modules. An example of the range of optional modules is listed below.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).
Learning and teaching
The Department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer based learning that builds on what you learn in lectures. Assessment is varied enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt. Students are provided with a copy of the computer algebra package MAPLE that they can use on their own personal computers to assist their studies.
The University provides a wide range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked modern library, a large number of computer workstations giving ready access to the internet, a Careers Service, a Job Shop and a Students Advice and Information Centre.
Find out more
Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.
We place great importance on the development of graduate skills vital for future employment by adding transferrable skills into learning and teaching.
Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts and medical researchers.