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University of Leeds

Mathematical Studies

UCAS Code: G150
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

including 6 in Mathematics at higher level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

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

Not available

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

The mathematical studies course shares many common features with the mathematics programme, the main difference being the amount of time spent on subjects outside mathematics. The course is primarily a mathematics degree and around two-thirds of your degree will be in mathematics modules. For the remaining one third of your degree there is the freedom to take electives from the wide range available across the University of Leeds.Mathematical studies is an interesting and fun programme, which offers real satisfaction in solving a challenging mathematical problem, or mastering a deep mathematical theory. It will also provide you with a range of transferable and specific skills to help you in your future career.Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, including teaching, but many also find work in the well-paid financial management sector. Click here to read more.This course is available with either the Industrial Placement or the Study Abroad scheme as a 4 year degree.

Modules

Year 1: An introduction to all the main areas of mathematics; some subjects (like calculus) follow on from A-level, others start from scratch to allow for different A-level syllabuses; there are 8 core mathematics modules and students may take up to 4 subjects outside mathematics. Year 2: There is a small core of compulsory subjects, but essentially students are free to specialise in those areas that are of interest the most; many 2nd-year courses are prerequisites for later modules, so students can start to build their own degree; the options continue for study outside mathematics. Year 3: Complete freedom to choose from about 60 modules; again, students can spend up to a 3rd of their time on their non-mathematical speciality.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
71%
29%

Year 1

85%
15%

Year 2

67%
31%
2%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) for the purpose of eligibility for Graduate Statistician status. Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

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 89%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

24%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

16%

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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