What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A.
18 at Higher Level including 6 in mathematics
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.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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.
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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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.
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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How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||33%||33%||25%||16%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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