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Mathematical Sciences (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Mathematicians are in demand across industry, finance, science and the arts, bringing analytical skills and problem-solving strategies to a range of issues. This degree is our most flexible course within mathematics, making you highly employable. Core areas include pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research. You can add options from other areas such as economics, sciences or languages.

The core of the course is based on our BSc mathematics degree and covers the foundations of algebra, calculus, number theory and statistics. You’ll investigate the applications of mathematics in a variety of contexts and use mathematical and statistical models.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • develop your abilities in problem-solving, accurate calculation and logical argument

  • be able to choose options from other subjects as well as specialise in actuarial and financial mathematics, operational research or statistics

  • use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students

  • use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package R

  • be able to take a minor subject to broaden your studies

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as group theory, the mathematics of nature and experimental design.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 218.97 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer to this degree from other maths courses. For example, if you start on BSc Mathematical Physics but decide after a year that you'd prefer to specialise in subjects other than physics, you'll be able to transfer to Mathematical Sciences.