• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Develop your knowledge of mathematical methods and techniques, applying your skills to real industrial problems. The Mathematics (Hons) BSc will give you a head start in a range of careers from business and finance to engineering and teaching.

With its focus on the real-world applications of mathematics, this course is challenging, rewarding and opens doors to a wide range of career choices. While maths is one of the oldest subjects to study, it is constantly charting exciting new directions. 

This BSc (Hons) degree will develop your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mathematics, statistics and operational research. You will also explore how mathematics can be applied to the modern world of business.

You will build vital transferable skills in analytical problem-solving, communication, IT and working both independently and as part of a team.  

An independent study project will form a significant part of your final year. This provides a unique opportunity for you to pursue your personal interests and you will be guided throughout your project by an Independent Study Supervisor. 


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.


This programme is approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), which means that you will be accepted for associate membership on graduation.

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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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  General Requirements

                                  Typical entry 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

                                              13250 GBP/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 13250 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.
                                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                            • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

                                            Living costs for Derby

                                            • 540 - 860 GBP/month
                                              Living Costs

                                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                            • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                            • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                            • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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