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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mathematics
Student score
95% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.2k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

B grade in Mathematics required. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

B grade in Mathematics required. The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80-120 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

Mathematics is central to all areas of technology. Whether it’s making a mobile phone secure, predicting the weather, optimising investments in financial markets or helping an endangered species survive, mathematics is key. So, worldwide, the demand for mathematicians continues to grow. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the professional society for qualified and practising mathematicians, our Mathematics degree provides a solid grounding in the methods of modern applied mathematics and brings out the intrinsic beauty of mathematical ideas. Our lecturers will provide you with a supportive environment during your Maths degree to allow you to fulfill your potential. You’ll become an expert in logical thinking and develop refined problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers.


The first year of your Maths degree will provide you with a firm and broad foundation in a range of mathematical areas by extending the material you encountered in core modules at A-level. As well as being introduced to specialist mathematical software, you’ll begin to apply mathematics to determine solutions to a range of real-world problems. In subsequent years, you can specialise in areas of mathematics that best suit your interests and career aspirations. These include codes, cryptography, nonlinear systems, mathematical biology, financial mathematics, statistics, operational research, partial differential equations and financial modelling. In the third year of the Maths course, you are also able to take a teaching-based module that includes a school placement or you can study a project under the supervision of a lecturer. Recent projects have even been published in international mathematical journals. Year One: Mathematics Degree Algebra Calculus Probability and Statistics Algorithms and Software Tools Mathematical Modelling and Mechanics Mathematical Proof and Analysis Year Two: Mathematics Degree Abstract and Linear Algebra Further Calculus Management Science Further Statistics Combinatorics and Networks Financial Modelling Pattern Recognition and Decision Making Year Three: Mathematics Degree Codes and Information Cryptography and Information Security Operational Research Partial Differential Equations Nonlinear Systems and Mathematical Biology Introduction to SAS and Statistical Forecasting Financial Mathematics Final Year Project Extended Tutoring in Schools and Colleges

University of South Wales

Treforest campus

The University of South Wales, formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, is one of the largest in the UK, offering more opportunities and better prospects for students. Students will benefit from the University’s growing reputation as a major university for jobs and employers.

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?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 95% HIGH
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


Staff value students' opinions



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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19.2k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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