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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
- Learn about real-life applications of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling, problem-solving, and statistical methods.
- Use modern software and technology to apply mathematical techniques, and develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions for a variety of applications.
- Work as part of a learning community within a maths-specific shared learning space.
On this course you will learn how to use pure and applied mathematical and statistical techniques to solve real world problems. Real world applications are rarely presented in a mathematical form, therefore you will learn the techniques needed to describe and then solve such problems mathematically. Applications could include: environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts.
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Mathematics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
Our course emphasises the development of practical skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. We therefore prioritise the use of coursework activities, such as group work, oral presentations and writing reports, over exams.
You learn through
- IT sessions
- problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
- group and individual project work
- the opportunity to act as a mentor for other students
- progress meetings
- reflective action planning
- written or electronic coursework assignments
- in-class tests
In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental mathematical principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running.
Course leaders and tutors
Tim's research at MERI involves the application of theory and simulation techniques for the predictive modelling of real life systems that involve fluids.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between your second and third years of study, with support from the University. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and a salary of up to £22000 for the year. Students have been on placement at
- NHS England
- Department of Health
- Royal Mail
There are plenty of opportunities locally, but students have gone as far as China for their placement.
We will help you decide whether undertaking a placement is right for you, and will support you in making applications. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer.
You have opportunities throughout the course to gain practical experience. The course has an applied focus, so you will look at solving real-life problems such as developing a model for a health epidemic, using data in credit scoring, creating sports fixture lists, and many others.
Support and learning environment
We have a strong, supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. This is helped by a maths-specific shared learning space, designed to combine student workspace with staff office space. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you work closely with other students in a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities to mix outside of formal teaching time.
The space is also used for social-professional activities, such as the weekly Maths Arcade project, in which you can learn strategic thinking through playing strategy games. From your first week of your second year you work on projects with your coursemates as well as third or final year students, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond.
95% of students on this course are in work or further study six months after graduating, with 72% of these in professional or managerial roles (based on the latest available figures from 2015/16).
This course prepares you for a large number of careers, which include
- data analysis
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
You will benefit from a communal study space shared with academic staff, with access to
- high performance laptops
- software packages including Excel, MATLAB, SAS (used for statistical analysis), R and Python
- bookable meeting rooms for group work
- weekly social events
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:
- CDD at A Level.
- MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
- Science at grade C or 4
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject.
Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.
UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundation Mathematics 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Functions And Calculus||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mathematical Investigations||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Mathematics courses (PDF, 732.3KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.