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University of Reading

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Alternatively, ABC with an A in A level Mathematics and either a B in A level Further Mathematics or an A in AS level Further Mathematics. Mathematics at grade A.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including relevant Mathematics units

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Mathematics at grade 6 at Higher Level.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B


Mathematics at grade A

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mathematics

Gain a well-rounded degree that can be tailored to your interests and opens doors to a diverse range of careers.Mathematics plays a key role in many aspects of modern life, from technological development to data analysis. Develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers, including mathematical computing, communication skills and teamwork.Study the main aspects of mathematics and develop your knowledge in areas such as algebra, analysis, calculus and differential equations. Later in the degree, you will be able to explore areas of interest in greater depth.Optional modules in the degree include subjects from both pure and applied mathematics, and statistics, such as number theory, cryptography, mathematical biology, numerical analysis and multivariate data analysis. In your final year you will carry out a project on a mathematical or statistical topic and produce a report and presentation on it.You will also take a skills module, as part of the degree, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability.Support is available to students who need it, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. You will also benefit from around 20 hours of contact time per week. Get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, to have a direct input into the student experience.Become a Chartered Mathematician. This title is awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to students who, in addition to the degree, complete subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.Carry out an optional summer placement in an area such as finance, statistics or modelling in order to gain an insight into industry and gain valuable experience. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, as well for writing a CV and improving your interview skills, by our dedicated placements officer.**Careers**Your mathematical knowledge combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills will make you highly desirable to a range of employers.Work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics; or in areas of the private sector, including commerce and information technology.Move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, financial analysis, computing or actuarial work. Recent students have gone on to work for leading organisations from a wide variety of sectors including PepsiCo, the BBC, the Bank of East Asia and BAE Systems.Or, you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

Modules

Samples modules may include:

• Calculus

• Water waves

• Medical statistics

• Mathematical biology

• Number theory

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,815
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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.

73%
low
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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

71%
Library resources
44%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, research and administrative professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications 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

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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