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MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136-144

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB-AAA

Preferred subject: Further Mathematics Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

AAAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics at grade A and Any Subject at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DD*D*

International Baccalaureate
32

6,6,6 at Higher Level including 6 in Maths at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 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

83%

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

£9,250

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

You will study at a Mathematics Department rated highly for 'Overall Student Satisfaction' each year in the National Student Survey. The Department is internationally recognised for the quality of its research in pure mathematics, information security, statistics and theoretical physics. You will benefit from a strong focus on small group teaching led by inspirational staff who are acknowledged experts in their fields with a dedicated support network, including a personal academic adviser to guide you in your studies. You will study challenging subjects covering a varied curriculum, including pure mathematics, mathematical modelling, discrete mathematics, statistics, cryptography, quantum mechanics and informatics, and financial mathematics. The course has a track record of producing high-achieving graduates who are well-prepared for future employment.

Modules

Year 1: from Euclid to Mandelbrot; calculus; number systems; numbers and functions; introduction to applied mathematics; principles of statistics; functions of several variables; matrix algebra. Year 2: vector analysis and fluids; statistical methods; linear algebra and project; primes and factorisation; real analysis; probability; graphs and optimisation; ordinary DEs and Fourier analysis; further linear algebra and modules; complex variable. Year 3: quantum theory 1; interference; time series analysis; mathematics of financial markets; cipher systems; computational number theoryâ??s; combinatorics; electromagnetism; mathematics project; further linear algebra and modules; mathematics in the classroom; number theory; non-linear dynamical systems; applied probability; error correcting codes; complexity theory; quantum theory 2; advanced financial mathematics; public key cryptography; applications of field theory. Year 4: computational number theory; channels; combinatorics; advanced cipher systems; project; complexity theory; quantum theory 2; advanced financial mathematics; public key cryptography; applications of field theory; theory of error-correcting codes.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Founders building

Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
86%
14%

Year 1

98%
1%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

74%
23%
3%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

97%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
378 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.8k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. 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. But for research jobs, 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 salaries to match.
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