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Key facts

Total expected intake

220 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

11 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

5th in the UK

About the Department

Studying mathematics at Imperial means joining a community of some of the world’s leading researchers. Our teaching programme is strongly influenced by their research expertise spanning Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Finance, Pure Mathematics and Statistics. This gives you a wide choice of optional modules, with plenty of freedom to follow your own interests.

Opportunities available include:

  • The chance to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification
  • Completing an integrated year abroad
  • Studying a Joint Honours degree with Computing

You can engage with maths beyond the curriculum by joining Plus!, our problem-solving group, and our student-led weekly lecture series, the Undergraduate Colloquium.

Choosing a course

Courses include:

  • Nine streams in Mathematics
  • Two joint Mathematics and Computing courses

Our BSc and MSci Mathematics degrees are the broadest, giving you the greatest level of flexibility in your choice of optional modules. The MSci in Mathematics allows you to continue your studies to Master's level in the final year. You will also have the opportunity to pursue teacher training or a Year in Europe.

All students follow nearly the same programme for the first two years, gaining a great breadth of understanding in pure, applied and statistical mathematics. In your third and fourth years, you can choose options from a range of modules, allowing you to specialise under a specific degree coding.

It is possible to transfer between the different degree codings once you arrive, however, this is subject to the relevant approval. Additional entry requirements may also apply. For example, proficiency in a relevant modern language for studying abroad.

You should only apply to one degree course within the Department; there is no advantage in applying to more than one.


Mathematics studentMathematics courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Mathematics seminarJoint Mathematics and Computing courses

Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (270 ECTS):

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.