Mathematics BSc
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc


Engage with mathematical ideas that will develop your critical and intellectual abilities and introduce new ways of thinking.

Engage with mathematical ideas that will develop your critical and intellectual abilities and introduce new ways of thinking

Develop a broad understanding of mathematical theory, concepts and applications

Choose from over 50 specialised modules and deepen your knowledge in the areas that most appeal to you

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Start date

    October 2024

  • UCAS course code


  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £9,250 Home

    • £39,100 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    14 : 1 (2022)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*A*A (A-level)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

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Course overview

This course aims to present you with a wide range of mathematical ideas in a way that develops your critical and intellectual abilities.

You will engage with concepts that are both a direct continuation of those at A-level, and others that introduce you to new ways of thinking.

Your studies will cover the key areas of mathematics such as algebra, analysis, probability and statistics. You'll also explore topics such as the logical structure of arguments, the proper definition of mathematical objects, the design of sophisticated mathematical models, and the legitimacy of computations.

This course will enable you to develop a broad understanding of mathematical theory and application, while also providing opportunities to deepen your knowledge in the mathematical areas that most appeal to you.

You will be able to select from over 50 specialised modules, many of which are linked to our cutting-edge research and led by pre-eminent experts in their fields.

As a graduate in mathematics, you'll possess a set of logical and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers, enabling you to pursue opportunities across the commercial, government and education sectors.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

In your first year, you will study the following core modules.

Core modules

In your second year, you will study five core modules.

You will also select four optional modules.

Optional modules may be prerequisites for modules in later years. You will be advised about such dependencies before making your choices.


Core modules

Optional modules

In your third year, you will be able to access a large selection of optional modules to study the areas that are most interesting to you.

You will choose at least seven optional modules. In addition, you will be able to choose a further one or two modules, depending on the number of ECTS credits awarded. This may include modules available in Year 2, and at most one offered by other departments.

The following list gives you an idea of the optional modules that you may be able to choose from, not the exact modules that will be offered. You may only take the same module once, even if offered in different years and at different levels.

Optional modules

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, seminars and similar
  • Independent study

Year 1

  • 22% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 78% Independent study

Year 2

  • 20% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 80% Independent study

Year 3

  • 16% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 84% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • A person studying independently
    Independent learning
  • A group of people interacting
    Group learning
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
    Problem solving
  • Individual research project
    Research projects

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Year 1

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 2

  • 20% Coursework
  • 80% Examinations

Year 3

  • 10% Coursework
  • 90% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Group assignments and projects
  • Person completing coursework
    Individual projects
  • Online tests and quizzes
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Short, individual tests
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Apply via UCAS | G100

UCAS institution code: I50

Application deadlines – 31 January 2024 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry

£9,250 per year

Overseas fee

2024 entry

£39,100 per year

Your future career

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Gain transferable skills relevant to a career in industry, government and academia.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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International banking, computing, business, law and accountancy are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths could include financial services and healthcare technology.

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