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University of Sussex

Mathematics (with a foundation year)

UCAS Code: G140
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
CCC

Scottish Highers
CCCCC

Scottish Advanced Highers
CCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

Higher Levels must include Mathematics, with a grade of 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

85%

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 course is ideal if you want to pursue a degree in mathematics, but your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements for a three-year course. The final honours degree is equivalent to a standard three-year BSc (Hons) degree. On satisfactory completion of the foundation year, you may transfer to any BSc mathematics degree or â?? depending on your performance â?? on to any MMath degree.

Modules

Year 0: Foundation year taught at Lewes campus of Sussex Downs College (students are registered at the University of Sussex), includes: calculus; coordinate geometry; numbers and algebra; geometry and trigonometry; mechanics; basic skills; studying mathematics; probability and statistics.

University of Sussex

Sussex in spring

Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?

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

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 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.8k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

28%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

13%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

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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