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Master of Mathematics - MMath years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mathematics
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades AAA including Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects.

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A.

International Baccalaureate

37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Mathematics courses provide a balanced study of the most important aspects of maths so that you can achieve a thorough understanding of the fundamentals to help prepare you for a successful career. The MMath course is especially suitable for those interested in research careers in mathematics in universities, industry or research establishments. Progress on the MMath course is dependent on a high level of attainment at the end of Years 1 and 2. Transfer to the MMath course from the BSc course is also possible for students performing sufficiently well. The MMath and BSc courses in Mathematics are the same over Years 1 and 2.


Year 1: Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computer applications, probability and statistics, mathematical thinking, applied mathematics and mechanics. Year 2: Areas studied include complex variables, analysis, vector calculus, mathematical methods, and communicating mathematics. MMath also includes abstract algebra, vector spaces, and calculus of variations. Optional placement/study year: Salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study. Year 3 MMath: Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, and a mathematics project or report for final year BSc. Final year MMath: Areas studied include topics chosen from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, together with a mathematics project.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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