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MMath 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

98%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-A*AA

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AAAAA

Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
37

18 at Higher Level including 6 in mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 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

98%

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

£9,250

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

This four-year programme will enable you to develop your mathematical knowledge beyond the range of a three-year degree. It will introduce you to cutting-edge areas of mathematical research and equip you with many of the skills needed for a career as a professional mathematician. Transfer to this programme at the end of the first year (sometimes even as late as the third year) is possible from a number of other maths programmes.

Modules

Year 1: 8 courses including: Calculus and Maple; algebra and proof; geometry; number theory and cryptography; calculus and differential equations; algebra and Maple; statistics; applications of mathematics. Year 2: 6 compulsory courses in pure mathematics including: analysis and complex variable theory; applications of differential equations; 2 options from all main branches of mathematics. Year 3: 3 compulsory course in communicating and researching mathematics; fluids and waves; group theory; mathematical options; other options include: history of science; modern language (French, German or Spanish); philosophy; oceanography; economics; accounting; finance; management; project or directed reading unit. Year 4: 4 compulsory courses including groups and differential geometry; project; mathematical options.

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The campus

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
31%

Year 1

80%
20%

Year 2

65%
35%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

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 88%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
424 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

24%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

18%

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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