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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mathematics
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£23.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A*A*A including A* in Mathematics, and a specific subject; or A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics. Contextual offer: AAA including Mathematics and a specified subject OR AAB with AA in Maths and Further Maths. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Scottish Highers

Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and a specified subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

D*DD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A*

International Baccalaureate

40 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and a specified subject. Contextual offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and a specified subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152-160 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

A mathematics degree from Bristol provides you with core mathematical skills, which will equip you for a variety of careers and offer a strong basis for further study. The first two years of mathematics provide a broad background in pure, applied and statistical mathematics, underpinning more advanced material later. Year one consists of compulsory topics. Year two then allows you to choose some topics that are of particular interest to you, meaning you can continue with a varied degree or choose to specialise. In year three you will have a very wide choice of options from across mathematics to best fit your interests. You may also take some units from outside mathematics in years two and three. As you move through the course you will gain academic independence, moving from small-group tutorial teaching in year one through to an optional independent project in your final year.


University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

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?

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
507 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £23.5k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative 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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