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Mathematics

Entry Year: 2021

6 study options

Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
G100
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Foundation BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
GGX2
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades BBC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
G101
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
G10Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics MSci (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MSci (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
G102
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Year Abroad MSci (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MSci (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
G12Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

Overview

With our most flexible mathematics programme, take a broad approach to the whole subject or drill deep into areas that interest you most.

Discover a new world of concepts and ideas when you study mathematics at Queen Mary. You’ll encounter new kinds of mathematical objects and investigate their common features and natures. But it’s not all abstract: our modules are very much about the real world, using mathematics to extract information from data and draw conclusions.

In your first year you’ll build a solid grounding in pure, discrete, decision and modern applied mathematics, probability and statistics. In subsequent years you’ll choose from modules across all mathematical disciplines, taught by active researchers. You’ll have the freedom to take new directions on your mathematical journey, studying topics in depth as your interests develop.

You can also align your studies to your career goals, choosing modules on programming, teaching or actuarial and financial mathematics.

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Structure

You can complete your Mathematics degree in three, four or five years. If you choose to do a professional placement or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3, and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 0

Foundation

Semester 1

Compulsory

  • Essential Foundation Mathematics
  • Communication in Science & Technology
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Choose one from

  • Physics - Mechanics and Materials
  • Computing

Semester 2

Compulsory

  • Physics- Fields and Waves
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Choose one from

  • Introduction to Engineering (must have taken Physics in Semester 1)
  • Digital Electronics and Computer Systems

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 1

  • Calculus I and II
  • Computing and Data Analysis with Excel
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Numbers, Sets and Functions
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Vectors and Matrices

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Introduction to Computer Programming

Choose two from

  • Convergence and Continuity
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Number Theory
  • Actuarial Mathematics I

Choose three from

  • Complex Variables
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Differential and Integral Analysis
  • Statistical Modelling I
  • Linear Programming and Games

 

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Students must choose one of three pathways: General, Pure, and Stats and Financial, and then choose 60 credits from each semester from modules listed for that pathway.  Modules outside these pathways may only be taken with School approval via a waiver as these can’t be guaranteed to be ‘non-clashing non-timetables. At most 30 credits in any year may be from outside the pathway. Please remember that you must pass at least six level 6 modules in year 3.

General pathway

Choose four from

  • Random Processes
  • Financial Mathematics I (QMmodel)
  • Partial Differential Equations (QMmodel)
  • Number Theory
  • Cryptography (QMmodel)
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)
  • Advanced Statistics Project (30 Credits; full-year module) (QMmodel)

Choose four from

  • Algorithmic Graph Theory (QMmodel)
  • Financial Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (QMmodel)
  • Numerical Computing with C and C++ (QMmodel)
  • Complex Networks
  • Coding Theory (QMmodel)
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)
  • Communicating and Teaching Mathematics (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)
  • Mathematical Problem Solving (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)

Pure pathway

Choose four from

  • Partial Differential Equations (QMmodel)
  • Number Theory
  • Cryptography (QMmodel)
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Group Theory
  • Chaos and Fractals
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)

Choose four from

  • Algorithmic Graph Theory (QMmodel)
  • Numerical Computing with C and C++ (QMmodel)
  • Complex Networks
  • Coding Theory (QMmodel)
  • Relativity
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)
  • Communicating and Teaching Mathematics (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)
  • Mathematical Problem Solving (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)

Statistics and Financial Pathway

Choose four from

  • Partial Differential Equations (QMmodel)
  • Random Processes
  • Financial Mathematics I (QMmodel)
  • Bayesian Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Modelling II (QMmodel)
  • Actuarial Mathematics I
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)
  • Advanced Statistics Project (30 Credits; full-year module) (QMmodel)

Choose four from

  • Numerical Computing with C and C++ (QMmodel)
  • Complex Networks
  • Financial Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (QMmodel)
  • Time Series
  • Mathematical Tools for Asset Management
  • Third Year Project (may be taken in either semester) (QMmodel)
  • Communicating and Teaching Mathematics (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)
  • Mathematical Problem Solving (by approval in semester A) (QMmodel)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

MSci students only

Compulsory

  • MSci project
  • Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

Choose 75 credits from undergraduate MTH or SPA modules at level 7 (modules with the codes MTH7*U or SPA7*U).

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Please note that in order to prepare you for masters-level research, some optional modules listed above will be compulsory for MSci students.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

Students who do not have the required high school qualifications for admission to this degree, and students who do not meet their UCAS Conditional offer may be considered for the 4 year degree (foundation year plus the 3 year degree). 

International students with Year 12 or a completed international high school certificate qualify for the one year foundation programme commonly known as the ISEFP.

The foundation programme offers a range of transferable skills and an opportunity to improve on your knowledge content for relevant Maths and Science subjects.

You will enrol on a Mathematics BSc with Foundation which will offer progression to a range of degrees in the School of Mathematical Sciences including BSc Mathematics.  At the end of the foundation programme, students will be required to meet the progression requirements for admission to BSc Mathematics

MSci

Apply for our Mathematics MSci to spend a further year in advanced study. You’ll gain specialised knowledge about a topic of particular interest and complete a final-year research project. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your research skills, and ideal for anyone interested in a career in academic or industrial research.

Professional Placement

Apply for our Mathematics BSc with Professional Placement to spend a year carrying out paid work in the financial sector as part of your degree. As well as helping you to stand out from the crowd and secure graduate employment, a placement is an excellent opportunity to develop your business skills and put your learning into context.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Mathematics BSc or MSci with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in a professional placement or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

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"Studying maths has allowed me to be more confident in understanding and tackling different problems in and out of my field of study."

Kamryn Harris, BSc Mathematics

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn through lectures and tutorials, and also in exercise classes where students work together on problems, discuss ideas and ask questions. Some modules have a practical element presented in one of our computer labs.

Formal teaching time typically takes up 16 hours each week. You’ll also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study.

Assessment

Most of your modules will be assessed by an examination (worth at least 90 per cent of the year’s study) with the remainder covered by coursework and tests. All students on MSci programmes and some BSc students will also complete a final-year project.

Resources and facilities

The School of Mathematical Sciences has invested £18m to create an inspiring, collaborative space for our community of students and staff. The building includes high-quality teaching rooms, private and group study areas and a new social hub.

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Entry requirements

Mathematics - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics with Foundation - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades BBC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points overall, including 5,4,4 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.

Mathematics with Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics - MSci (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics with Year Abroad - MSci (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

As a student of mathematics, you will develop strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills, which will set you apart from other graduates.

Many graduates apply their degree knowledge in the finance, accounting or actuarial professions. Others translate their skills into careers such as management consulting, marketing, engineering, teaching and the public sector.

Recent graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences have been hired by:

  • Accenture
  • Bank of England
  • BNP Paribas
  • Deloitte
  • PWC
  • Civil Service
  • Direct Line
  • Dyson
  • FCA
  • Goldman Sachs
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Natwest Markets
  • J.P Morgan
  • Santander

Career support

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides networking opportunities and runs events to help you identify your career options. You can also gain certification in applications such as Microsoft Excel and SAS (Statistical Analysis Software).

We have a dedicated careers consultant and an internships coordinator who can help you to develop your employability.
The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

Mathematics - BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Foundation - BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

Mathematics - MSci (Hons)

Mathematics with Year Abroad - MSci (Hons)

About the School

With over 60 academic staff passionate about mathematics, the School of Mathematical Sciences is an exciting place to be for those who share our love of mathematical discovery. We foster a thriving research culture and a supportive learning environment that puts the needs of our students first.

Our aim is to make your studies enjoyable, challenging and rewarding, and to provide you with every opportunity to build the knowledge and experience you need for future success.

Our active Mathematics Society organises social events, residential trips, talks and career events. We are also engaged in the wider community and regularly run interactive activities to encourage more students to take mathematics at A-level and degree level.

The School holds a department-level Athena SWAN Bronze award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in mathematics and science education and research.

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