What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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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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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 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.
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