• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Develop your knowledge of mathematical methods and techniques, applying your skills to real industrial problems. The Mathematics (Hons) degree from University of Derby will give you a head start in a range of careers from business and finance to engineering and teaching. 

  • Choose a course approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, (IMA): this means you will be eligible for associate membership and can take your first steps towards Chartered Mathematician (C.Math) status
  • Gain valuable practical experience by taking an optional industrial placement year
  • Draw on our partnerships with locally-based international companies, so you can link your learning to real-life scenarios
  • Build your skills in analytical problem-solving, communication, IT and teamworking
  • Get involved in far-reaching projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are collaborating with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
  • Boost your employability – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree 


Mathematics prepares you for a successful and satisfying academic career or for a non-academic career in areas such as industry, finance and business. Many employers value the problem-solving and independent thinking skills that mathematics graduates can offer, together with their analytical and numeric competence.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles and organisations, including the London Stock Exchange, the Police and the Civil Service.

After graduating, you will be accepted for associate membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician.

Many of our BSc (Hons) Mathematics graduates enter the teaching profession, frequently enjoying rapid promotion. You can choose to continue your studies with a postgraduate course in education (PGCE) if you want to go into teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Patterns of Problem Solving
  • Analysis and Algebra
  • Statistical Methods
  • Mathematical Software
  • Calculus
  • Further Topics in Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Group Project
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Operational Research
  • Research Methods and Independent Studies in Mathematics - double module
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Cryptography and Coding
  • Non-Linear Systems Dynamics 
  • Optimisation Techniques
  • Graph Theory and Applications

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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