What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A.
6 6 6 at higher level including 6 in Mathematics.
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.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£4,030
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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Mathematics is the universal language of science, and a beautiful subject in itself. It is a discipline which also has important applications in industry and commerce, and well-qualified mathematicians and statisticians are in great demand, with a wide choice of careers, making Mathematics an excellent choice as a degree subject. Mathematical Studies at Queen's encompasses three subject areas: Applied Mathematics; Pure Mathematics; Statistics and Operational Research (SOR) In each, the ideas that have been encountered at school are extended and new areas are introduced. It is important to appreciate that what may be understood as either Pure or Applied Mathematics from school experience will differ from the University experience. For this reason, amongst others, Mathematics students usually study both Pure and Applied Mathematics in the first year, with Statistics being a likely third component. Queen's offers several different degree programmes involving Mathematics, and there are two types of degree available within these programmes - the three-year BSc and the four-year MSci.
Level 1: Students select 2 modules in each of pure and applied mathematics and 2 others. Applied mathematics: vector algebra and dynamics; vector field theory; applicable mathematics 1. Pure mathematics: algebra; calculus and analysis. Levels 2, 3 and 4: An approved combination of 6 modules per year. Subjects currently available are as follows: Level 2: Approved combination of 6 modules. The following subjects are currently available: applied mathematics: classical mechanics; methods of applied mathematics; numerical analysis; fluid mechanics and electromagnetism; pure mathematics: algebra; analysis; complex variables; mathematics investigations; further calculus; foundations of mathematics; statistics and operational research: probability and distribution theory; statistical inference; methods of operational research. Level 3: Applied mathematics: electromagnetic theory; quantum theory; tensor field theory; advanced numerical analysis; calculus of variations; advanced mathematical methods; mathematics of control; numerical methods for differential equations; dynamical systems; project; continuum mechanics; investigations. Pure mathematics: normed spaces; algebra; topology; integration theory; functions of a complex variable; theory of numbers; computer algebra; project; metric spaces. Statistical and operational research: linear and dynamic programming; linear models; methods of multivariate analysis; selected topics; applied discrete optimisation; project. Level 4: Theoretical atomic structures and collisions; numerical methods for differential equations; non-linear continuum mechanics; statistical mechanics and simulation; project.
Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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