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Mathematical Sciences

G120 BSc Mathematical Sciences (3 years)

Mathematicians develop important analytical skills and problem-solving strategies to assess a broad range of issues in commerce, science and the arts.

Mathematical models and simulations, and the interpretation of their results, are being called on increasingly in global decisions, as business, politics and management all become more quantitative in their methods. The application of mathematics is also in demand in the social sciences, particularly economics, where mathematical tools are used to formulate models of the complex interactions in an economic system.

 

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Introducing your degree

This highly flexible programme allows you to study a wide range of modern mathematical ideas from Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, complemented by a portfolio of options such as foreign languages, the sciences, economics, management and philosophy.
The core of the programme is taken in common with the G100 BSc in Mathematics allowing additional flexibility while ensuring that you will graduate with the excellent technical and quantitative skills that are in such demand in the modern world.

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The flexibility of this programme means that students are able to transfer onto it from other programmes in Mathematics. For example if you start on BSc Mathematics with Physics but decide after a year or so that you prefer to specialise more in subjects other than Physics, the you will be able to transfer to Mathematical Studies and diversify your options. This programme may lead to possible exemption from some Core Technical professional actuarial examinations depending on option choices made.

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

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for part-time 2020/21 entrants

To Apply

All applications for full-time study should be made through UCAS - www.ucas.com. Applications for part-time study can be made through UCAS or directly to the University.

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

  • 100% of our research is world-leading or internationally-excellent (REF, 2014)
  • Ranked 4th in the Russell Group for student:staff ratio
  • One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK
  • Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programmes
  • Large international cohort

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)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
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.  
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.
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 AAB including grade A in A-level Mathematics OR;
ABB including grade A in Mathematics + additional qualifications: STEP/MAT/TMUA/EPQ(grade A)/a full fourth A-level (grade B). We accept any of the three STEP papers. For more details about STEP and TMUA see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
International Baccalaureate requirements  34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U

Our normal requirements are for D3M1M1 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.

Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.

Selection process:
Intake:
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.

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

Typical course content

This is the most flexible degree programme we offer. In each of the three years you have the chance to broaden your interests by studying subjects from outside mathematics, from fields as diverse as Physics, Computing, Philosophy, Spanish, Music, English and many others. You therefore have a chance to develop a range of mathematical and other skills which will serve you well in a very wide variety of careers.

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 Programme Details Tab.

Year 1

Semester One
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
MATH1024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1047
Optional
ECON1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON1003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

These modules are only indicative examples of the options available. There is a wide array of option modules to choose from, subject to availability.

Semester Two
Compulsory
MATH1049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1060Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
ECON2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1057Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

As well as the compulsory modules listed below, students must take TWO MODULES consisting of ONE PAIR chosen from the Pure Mathematics pair (Group Theory and Geometry & Topology), the Applied Mathematics pair (Fields and Fluids and Applications of Vector Calculus), or the Statistics pair (Statistical Distribution Theory and Statistical Modelling I). You will then also choose TWO other MATH2xxx modules.

Semester One
Compulsory
MATH2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MATH2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2045Credit[?]
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
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
MATH2045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
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
MATH2045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
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
MATH2045Credit[?]
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
Semester Two
Compulsory
MATH2038Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MATH2049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
CRIM1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

Semester One
Optional

Please select 15 credits from the list below 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.

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 3 or 4 modules Select 3 (45 credits) from semester one and two. or 4 modules (60 credits) if you have taken MATH3087 in part 2 and elected not to select a module from the list above. Please ensure that you select an even split of credits overall by Semester including all modules. If you do not, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices.

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
MATH3032Credit[?]
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
MATH3063Credit[?]
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
MATH3085Credit[?]
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
MATH3087Credit[?]
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

Select 4 modules (60 credits) Select 4 modules (60 credits) from semester one and two. Please 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. Please note you cannot take MATH2049 Geometry and Topology if you have previously taken MATH2046.

Select up to 15 credits Select up to 1 module (15 credits). Select 0 to modules (0 credits) up to a maximum of 1 module (15 credits) from semester one and two. Please do NOT select modules you have taken previously. If you do, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices. You are permitted to 'backtrack' once per part of your programme For full electives visit banner.

MATH2003Credit[?]
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
MATH2045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
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.'

MATH3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 3 or 4 modules Select 3 (45 credits) from semester one and two. or 4 modules (60 credits) if you have taken MATH3087 in part 2 and elected not to select a module from the list above. Please ensure that you select an even split of credits overall by Semester including all modules. If you do not, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices.

MATH3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3084Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3088Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 4 modules (60 credits) Select 4 modules (60 credits) from semester one and two. Please 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. Please note you cannot take MATH2049 Geometry and Topology if you have previously taken MATH2046.

Select up to 15 credits Select up to 1 module (15 credits). Select 0 to modules (0 credits) up to a maximum of 1 module (15 credits) from semester one and two. Please do NOT select modules you have taken previously. If you do, you will be contacted by your Student Office and asked to amend your choices. You are permitted to 'backtrack' once per part of your programme. For full electives visit banner.

MATH2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2049Credit[?]
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
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
Mathematical StudiesBSc2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
Mathematical StudiesBSc2018Part-time£4,625£8,268
Mathematical StudiesBSc2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
Mathematical StudiesBSc2019Part-time£4,625£8,532
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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:

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%23%
Independent study67%67%74%
Placement study0%0%3%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Written exam assessment69%80%56%
Practical exam assessment0%0%0%
Coursework assessment31%20%44%

Study Locations

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