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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mathematics
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level Mathematics. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in Mathematics. We accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

On this course you learn the practical application of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling and problem-solving, and statistical methods. You learn how to use mathematics to solve problems in the real world – including environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts. Using technology to apply mathematical techniques, you develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions. You develop a range of practical skills, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving, which you will continue to use throughout your career. You also choose at least one optional module in each year, which can either relate to mathematics or other topics like programming, astronomy or a foreign language. Placements and work experience A high proportion of our students choose to take a paid work placement in their third year and salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment – and, in the process, improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer. As well as the placement, you have opportunities throughout the course to gain practical experience. The degree programme has an applied focus, so you would look at solving real-life problems throughout the course. These may include developing a model for a health epidemic, using data in credit scoring, creating sports fixture lists, and many others. Support In the mathematics department we have a strong, supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. It’s one reason why in the 2016 National Student Survey 95% of our students said they were satisfied with the course. From your first week you work on projects with your coursemates as well as final year students, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond. Facilities We have recently moved into a new shared learning space where our students and staff work alongside each other. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you work closely with other students in a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities to mix with staff and students outside of formal teaching time. For example, at our maths arcade, staff and students play strategy and logic games, learning the analysis and tactics of games. You use industry-standard software including Excel and SAS (used for statistical analysis). Employers are looking for graduates with experience of these programmes, especially proficiency in Excel. Where appropriate, we also develop our own specialist software to help bring specific parts of the course to life. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, which can lead to Chartered Mathematician status following subsequent training and experience.


**Year one core modules** • mathematical modelling • mathematical technology • number and structure • mathematical methods • statistics and probability **Year one options** choose from • explorations in mathematics (which can include • basic computer programming • history of mathematics • graphs and networks • astronomy • number theory • communicating mathematical ideas) • foreign language **Year two core modules** • modelling 2 • linear and discrete mathematics • dynamical systems and Fourier analysis • mathematical analysis • statistical methods **Year two options** choose from • mathematics for Excel and mathematical programming for the web • business mathematics • pure mathematics in practice • mathematics in Education • stochastic and Bayesian business methods • foreign language **Year three** • optional work placement **Final year core modules** • project • advanced modelling case studies **Final year options***Choose from • modelling with partial differential equations • mathematical biology • tensors: the mathematics of space and time • fluid flow • data mining with business applications • statistics for business and industry • abstract algebra • financial mathematics • foreign language

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

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 84%
Student score 77% LOW
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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
281 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 £22k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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