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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mathematics
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAB, including A in Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB, including A in Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Grade 6 in HL Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

Our degrees are all built around a common core of modules that will give you a thorough grounding in mathematics. Mathematical software such as Maple, MATLAB and Excel is introduced into the teaching early in the first year through computer laboratory classes and further developed in later years. You can pursue your individual interests through our wide range of optional modules, so you can shape your degree according to your graduate ambitions. Mathematics with Economics students are able to specialise in statistics and econometrics, with your final year project being in business statistics. Completion of certain modules on the Mathematics and Actuarial Science course gives professional accreditation from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, including exemptions from the Professionâ??s exams (CT1-CT8). Our internationally acclaimed research informs all our degrees, and we have a strong reputation in financial mathematics, actuarial sciences, numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical biology, dynamical systems, algebra, topology and geometry. You will be taught by our leading academics, ensuring that your learning experience is the best that it can be and that you are being kept up to date with the latest developments and applications in mathematics. We will support you throughout your degree. As well as regular tutorials and seminars, our regular drop-in learning sessions will not only enhance your learning but allow you to get to know others in the Department. We also have a thriving, student-led Maths Society (SUMS) that organises a range of social activities and guest lectures throughout the year. You can broaden your cultural horizons and experience a different academic climate by studying abroad for a year, and if you study Mathematics with Management you can enhance your employability skills with a year in industry. A Mathematics degree from Leicester opens doors â?? graduate destinations include Ernst and Young, AXA Insurance and KPMG.


Year 1: Core modules: proof and number systems; methods of applied mathematics 1 â?? vectors, differential equations, multivariate calculus; introduction to computing; probability; real analysis; linear algebra. Year 2: Core modules: real analysis; linear algebra; abstract analysis; abstract algebra; scientific computing; differential equations and dynamics; methods of applied mathematics 2 â?? vector calculus, fluid mechanics, and waves. Year 3 and 4: Modules include: number theory; lie algebras; dynamical systems; methods of mathematical physics; communicating mathematics; history of mathematics; generalized linear models; financial mathematics; operational research; computational methods for partial differential equations; actuarial mathematics; data mining; geometry and visualisation.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

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 95%
Student score 85% MED
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


Received sufficient advice and support



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
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
375 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


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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