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University of Manchester

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A-A,A,A

We typically accept the following results at GCE A level: A* (Mathematics) AA to A (Mathematics) AA. We do not accept General Studies A level. A-level Further Maths is preferred but not essential. Those offering Further Maths are more likely to receive the AAA offer. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Typical Contextual Offer: We typically accept the following results at GCE A level: A (Mathematics) AA to A (Mathematics) AB. We do not accept General Studies A level. A-level Further Maths is preferred but not essential. For further information about contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3). The 45 credits at Level 3 to be at Distinction (to include seven specific Maths units). Applications are considered on an individual basis. For further information on the specific units required please contact the School of Mathematics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. A typical offer would be D3 (Mathematics) and D3 in two additional subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include 6 in HL Mathematics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H1

H1, H1, H1, H1 including Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D* plus an A Level in Mathematics at Grade A or A*.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D*

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level Grades A or A*(Maths) and A in another subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD plus an A Level in Mathematics at Grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level Grades A or A*(Maths) and A in another subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

We normally require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers  A(Maths) AA are normally required. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

We normally require grades AAABB in Scottish Highers.  In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers A (Maths) AA are usually required. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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73%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mathematics

This very flexible single-honours degree programme offers you the widest choice of options, ideal if you are mathematically gifted and wish to keep your options open. You get good all-round mathematical knowledge together with the ability to experience more specialised results, methods and ideas. You can choose courses from other disciplines and from a wide variety of mathematics options, allowing you to graduate with finely-honed skills in your chosen areas. A core of basic mathematics provides you with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills, and the basis for more advanced work later on. This core material is covered in the first three semesters, up to the mid-point of your second year. You develop your capacity to learn and apply mathematical ideas, to understand the significance and power of mathematics, and to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of those mathematical topics that any employer would expect of a mathematics graduate. After your first three semesters, you choose your lecture courses from a widening range of options in order that you can pursue whichever areas of mathematics most interest you. You can also, from your second year onwards, choose options from other subject areas. In your final year you can choose to do a project on a mathematical topic supervised by a member of staff.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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