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King's College London, University of London

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G103

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Access to Maths/Maths & Computing Diploma (or similar subject) . Your syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Additionally, you may be asked to obtain either 3 in any two STEP papers or a Distinction in AEA Mathematics, if you do not have A-level equivalent study in Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D2,D3,D3

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include grade D2 in Mathematics and grade D3 Further Mathematics (full course). We will only accept the one year Short Course in Further Mathematics if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766 including HL7 in Mathematics. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Must include Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM with 11 Distinctions, in addition to grade A* in A-level Mathematics and grade A in AS-level Further Mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS-level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

99-152

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

94%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Mathematics

Our Mathematics MSci will give you the basis you need in advanced mathematics. In your fourth year you will conduct a large-scale research project, pursuing your own academic interests and refining the skills of advanced academic research. This programme leads to careers where mathematics is used technically, including industrial and academic research and finance.

You may transfer to the five year Mathematics MSci with a year abroad pathway where you will spend your third or fourth year abroad at a partner institution before returning to King’s to complete your studies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mathematics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
B
453

After graduation


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Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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