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G100 BSc Mathematics (3 years)

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.

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Introducing your degree

On the BSc in Mathematics at the University of Southampton you will develop your skills in analytical, abstract and structured thinking in a programme that covers the full range of mathematics from modern cryptography to the modelling of black holes. Our programme, taught by world-class researchers, will give you a structured foundation of algebra, calculus, number theory, statistics and mathematical modelling. You will acquire skills and knowledge from an exceptionally broad range of topics covering Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, shaping your programme to fit your interests and ambitions.

Southampton graduates from this programme are highly sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry, education, and research. For those wishing to develop these ideas even further we also offer a 4-year version of the programme, MMath G103

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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).

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants
View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

To Apply

All applications for full-time study should be made through UCAS - www.ucas.com.

If you have a question or would like further information, contact our admissions team:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4746
Email: ugapply.fshs@southampton.ac.uk

Key Facts

In the 2018 National Student Survey, of our BSc Mathematics students:

  • 97% were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course
  • 94% agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating
  • 97% agreed that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
  • 100% agreed that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to 
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I chose to stay on and do a PhD, as I loved the University and Southampton and I thought another 3 years here would be great. I adored my PhD and had a wonderful supervisor.
Wendy HallPhD Pure Mathematics
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For Alastair, it was a number of things that attracted him to the University. Primarily it was the passion of the department for its subject and the desire for students do well and become mathematicians. He was also impressed its reputation, the range of great facilities and the quality of the accommodation.
Alistair HowardBSc Maths

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ
GCE A-Level with Contextual offer We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
Further A-level information Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. If an additional Mathematics qualification (STEP grade 2/MAT/TMUA) is taken alongside three A-levels then the offer will be AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A). We accept any of the three STEP papers. For more details about the STEP and TMUA papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
Welsh Baccalaureate offer AAA from 3 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
or
AA from 2 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.  
Access to HE Diploma offer 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, all of which must be at Distinction. Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017) H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics at H2
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3 D3 D3 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at D3. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics  
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics  
European Baccalaureate offer 82-84% overall including grade 8.5/10 in Mathematics  
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country. This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.  
English language requirements All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components  

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
GCSE  
GCE A-level Our standard offer is AAA or including grade A in A-level Mathematics OR;
AAB including grade A in Mathematics + additional qualification: STEP/MAT/TMUA/EPQ (grade A)/full fourth A-level (grade B). We accept any of the three STEP papers. For more details about the STEP and TMUA papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
International Baccalaureate requirements  36 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics.
Cambridge Pre-U

Our normal requirements are for D3D3M1 in the three principle subjects including D3 in Mathematics.

In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering other suitable qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.

English Language Requirement

All applicants must have GCSE Grade C or above in English language. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

Use of Contextual Data

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students identified in this way will be given additional consideration and not be rejected solely on the basis of their predicted (or actual) grades.

Selection process:
Intake:
50

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.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

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.

This page gives a brief outline of the structure of the programme. For more details and regulations pertaining to this degree programme see the programme specification link on the Overview Tab.

Year 1

Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MATH1048Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1059Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
MATH1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1047

MATH 1053 TT Personal Tutor meeting

Year 2

Optional modules

Select 60 - 90 credits

Select a minimum of 4 modules up to a maximum of 6 modules in total comprising 2 of at least 2 of the following 3 groups.

Please Note:- Each group contains a pair of modules that must be selected together, so you are choosing to take 2 of the 3 pairs.

Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MATH2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

Select up to 2 modules Select up to 2 modules (30 credits) over semester one and two. Select both modules if you wish to study the Pure Mathematics pair as one of your pairs.

MATH2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select up to 2 modules Select up to 2 modules (30 credits) over semester one and two. Select both modules if you wish to study the Applied Mathematics pair as one of your pairs.

MATH2045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select up to 2 modules Select up to 2 modules (30 credits) over semester one and two. Select both modules if you wish to study the Statistics pair as one of your pairs.

MATH2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 0 - 30 credits Select 0 modules (0 credits) up to 2 modules (30 credits) from semester one adn two- Do NOT select modules you have taken and passed previously. If you do, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices. If you did not select the Statistics Pair (MATH2011 and MATH2010) but DO wish to select MATH2012 Stochastic Processes from Rule P2 R2, please consult your Student Office before selecting.

MATH2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

Optional

Select 0 - 15 credits You must select 0 - 1 module (0 - 15 Credits) from semester one and two. Please select 15 credits unless you took MATH3087 and do not wish to take one of the other modules listed below. Please move to the next section. You may not select MATH3087 if you have previously taken it in part 2. If you took MATH3087 in Part 2 and do not wish to take one of the other modules listed below, please contact your student office at maths-student.office@soton.ac.uk. You may not select MATH3087 if you have previously taken it in part 2

MATH3032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 75 - 105 credits Please select 75 - 105 credits from semester one and two. You may wish to specialise in one of the following areas:- Group 1. Actuarial & Financial Mathematics Group 2. Operational research, Management Sciences & Statistics Group 3. Mathematics and Statistics Do NOT select modules you have taken previously. Please also ensure that you select an even split of credits overall by Semester including your compulsory modules. If you do not, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices.

Actuarial & Financial Modules Please select 0 up to a maximum of 6 modules (0 - 90 credits) from semester one and two.

ECON3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3063Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Op Res, Mgt Sci & Stat Modules Please select 0 up to a maximum of 7 modules (0 - 105 credits) from semester one and two.

MANG3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3046Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Maths & Statistics Modules Please select 0 up to a maximum of 7 modules (0 - 105 credits) from semester one and two. You may not select MATH3033 if you have already selected it from Group 2.

MATH3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3072Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Additional Optional Modules Please select 0 up to a maximum of 4 modules (0 - 60 credits) from semester one and two.

MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 2 modules (30 credits) from semester one and two.

Select up to 1 module Select 0 modules up to a maximum of 1 module (15 credits) from semester one and two. Please note you cannot take MATH2049 Geometry and Topology if you have previously taken MATH2046. You may take 15 credits from the UOSM electives list. Note: you are permitted to only 'backtrack' once to take a Part 2 elective

MATH2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

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 or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
Course TitleAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
MathematicsBSc2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
MathematicsBSc2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
TypeDescription
EquipmentApproved Calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentIT - Software Licences: The software required for the programme is available on all public workstations on campus, and accessible from your own computer via VPN.
Printing and copyingIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/services/copying_for_students_and_visitors/faq.php#594 For students undertaking modules with a high mathematical content, some assessed work will be submitted in handwritten hard copy format. Students are advised that they will need to bear the costs of the required stationery.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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.

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Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Scheduled learning & teaching study33%33%26%
Independent study67%67%74%
Placement study0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Written exam assessment69%80%61%
Practical exam assessment0%0%0%
Coursework assessment31%20%39%

Study Locations

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