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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Mathematics

Course in clearing
Full-time Mathematics

Learn about practical applications of mathematics – modelling real-world phenomena, using technology to perform simulations, performing statistical analysis on existing data developing analytic techniques.



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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 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 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 93% for overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course summary

Here at Sheffield Hallam we provide the knowledge, digital and communication skills necessary for a mathematical career. The focus of the course is the application of mathematical and statistical understanding to a range of real world problems - such problems are rarely presented in a neat mathematical form, and on our course you will learn the techniques needed to describe and solve such problems.

You could be modelling the spread of infectious diseases, simulating the flow of traffic or people, predicting the future behaviour of stock markets, protecting your digital data using cryptography, or working directly with companies to analyse their data.


Student view

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

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader David O'Sullivan talk about this course.

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.

Our approach to learning is often innovative, research-led, and responsive to student feedback. 

  • Our custom-designed learning space enables us to work in small groups, individually, or as a whole class. Many of our sessions are a highly interactive workshop style, mixing lecturer led activity and student exercises.
  • We use technology to carry out routine calculations, whilst developing your understanding of the underlying techniques.
  • You will develop skills and become proficient in using industry leading software packages such as Excel, SAS and Python.  
  • In addition to exams, a variety of coursework designed to develop employability skills is incorporated into the course.

Course leaders and tutors

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David O'Sullivan
Senior Lecturer

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Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a placement in your third year. There is a dedicated team that will support you in applying for positions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workplace and to develop the mathematical, statistical and graduate skills that you have acquired in your studies. In previous years, our students have done year long placements with companies such as Parexel, Covance, HSBC, the Civil Service, the RAF, and Cummins.

Live projects

Mathematical sciences including areas such as mathematical modelling, machine learning, and AI is one of the fastest growing industries, with many companies looking to employ graduates with an ability to understand and communicate mathematical and statistical information. Therefore, real-life case studies are embedded into our teaching, alongside essential skills such as software programming, reporting and presenting results to a non-technical audience. 

You will also be given the opportunity to take part in real-life projects, such as working on a problem with a local business or charity in the first year of study and a project/dissertation in your final year of study allowing you to apply knowledge gained earlier in the course.  A broad range of topics are on offer from looking at maths anxiety in schools; modelling the spread of disease; problems in cryptography and space. You can also choose a project/dissertation topic set by a real company. If you take this option, our support team will help you to arrange this, and you will liaise with both your supervisor and contacts from the company to complete your project.

Networking opportunities

We have a strong and supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. You’ll study in a shared maths learning space, designed to combine student workspace with staff office space. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you’ll work closely with other students in a supportive environment.

The space is also used for social-professional activities, such as the weekly Maths Arcade project, where you can develop your strategic thinking. You’ll work on projects with your coursemates from your first week, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond.

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Future careers

Graduates from the Sheffield Hallam maths degree go on to a wide variety of careers including data analysts, finance, computing, programming, and teaching. Our alumni work for a broad range of companies including:

  • HSBC, Lloyds Bank (banking & finance)
  • Experian (credit risk analysis)
  • WSP, BAE Systems (engineering / engineering consultancy) 
  • Covance, Parexel (clinical trials)
  • NHS England, Disney (data analysis)
  • The Civil Service (operational research, statistical analysis)

Several of our students choose to go on to postgraduate study. In recent years, our students have gone on to study further degrees in mathematics, cybersecurity, neuroscience, quantity surveying and 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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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Equipment and facilities

Maths students and staff have a shared work and study space - the MathsHub - designed by us to provide group working areas, study tables, two small meeting rooms, a large multi-purpose IT-enabled teaching room and offices for 22 mathematics staff. There are also large screens and whiteboards to enable discussions, spaces for individual study with PCs and laptop loans, and smaller tables for one-to-one meetings. It is intended to help build a strong supportive community with staff and students from every year of the course working together.


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Entry requirements

All students

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.

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

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.

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
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
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

Year 3

Optional 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 students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 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.

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