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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Mathematics

Course in clearing
Full-time Mathematics

Learn about practical applications of mathematics using modern technology and develop employability skills in a supportive environment.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? G100
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 93% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Learn about real-life applications of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling, problem-solving, and statistical methods.
  • Use technology to apply mathematical techniques, and develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions.
  • Work as part of a learning community within a maths-specific shared learning space.

On this course you learn how to use mathematics to solve problems in the real world – which could include environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts. In the real world, a problem is rarely presented mathematically. On this applied course you learn how to tackle these types of problems, preparing you for the workplace.


Student view

Watch student Lewis Turner talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch acting subject group leader Dr Claire Cornock talk about this course.

We want our graduates to succeed, so you engage with activities that help develop skills in solving problems as well as communicating outputs from them. These include group work, oral presentations, and poster creation. Throughout the degree you develop a range of practical skills, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • 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
  • presentations
  • in-class tests
  • examinations

Course leaders and tutors

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David O'Sullivan
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. 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

  • Covance
  • HSBC
  • NHS England
  • Lloyds
  • Pepsico
  • Experian
  • Mercedes
  • IBM
  • Department of Health
  • Airbus
  • Royal Mail
  • ParExel

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.

Live projects

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 you work on projects with your coursemates as well as second or final year students, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond.


Future careers

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

  • finance
  • data analysis
  • computing
  • teaching

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation when followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with different types of technology, which may include

  • Excel
  • Matlab
  • SAS (used for statistical analysis)

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels, one of which must be Maths grade C, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Mathematics with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Mathematical Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematical Modelling 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematical Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Number And Structure Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Probability And Statistics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Explorations In Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dynamical Systems & Fourier Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Linear & Discrete Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematical Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematical Modelling 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Statistical Theory And Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematics Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming With Mathematical Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pure Mathematics In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Stochastic And Bayesian Business Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Modelling Case Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Abstract Algebra Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Mining With Business Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fluid Flow Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Game Theory And Recreational Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematical Biology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematical Finance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Modelling With Partial Differential Equations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Statistical Inference Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Statistics For Business, Industry And Finance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tensors And Relativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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)

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