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Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
Challenging. Exciting. Beautiful. Mathematics can be described in many ways – perhaps due to its astonishing uses in our modern world. This Mathematics degree offered at the University of Leicester gives you the full rundown, setting you up to work in fields as far-reaching as high-energy physics and economic forecasting.
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Overview

Programme Aims

Mathematics is one of the most fascinating and intellectually challenging subjects you can study. The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at the University of Leicester is home to an enthusiastic group of mathematicians; both staff and students.

On a Mathematics Degree at the University of Leicester - whether you study for a BSc or MMath - you will come to appreciate the excitement of a subject which is integral to designing new aircraft or providing tomorrow's weather forecast, where graduates can find themselves employed in areas as diverse as high energy physics and economic forecasting.

The first and second years of your degree contain a core of modules on topics drawn from mathematical analysis and algebra, aimed at helping you to think rigorously and logically. At the same time there is the opportunity to explore other areas of the subject and develop your interests in areas of pure and applied maths and statistics, including abstract algebra, analysis, dynamics, differential equations, numerical analysis, probability theory and linear statistical models.

In the final year, you will have a wide choice of option modules, meaning that you can tailor your degree to exactly the structure that you want, reflecting your own interests and your future career plans.

All of our Mathematics degrees give you the opportunity of spending a year in a sponsoring company or organisation. This will give you first-hand experience of working in a mathematics-related career, develop you workplace skills and allow you to network with people in industry (subject to availability and progression requirements).

You will have the opportunity to spend a year of your course at one of our partner institutions overseas. If you choose one of our European partners, your Year Abroad will be between your second and third years at Leicester. If you choose to study in the USA, your year abroad will replace your second year at Leicester. Further information about the USA year abroad can be found in the Year 2 Course Structure information.

Leicester has a strong international reputation for innovative research in financial mathematics, actuarial sciences, numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical biology, dynamical systems, algebra, topology and geometry. This diversity of research expertise is reflected in the wide range of specialist modules we offer – providing you with the opportunity to specialise in areas of mathematics according to your interests and aspirations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Calculus and Analysis 
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Probability
  • Mathematics in Business
    • Plane Geometry
    • Business Macroeconomics

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      80

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    • Minimum required score:

      6

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    • Minimum required score:

      61

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    General Requirements

    • A/AS-levels: ABB including Maths. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted
    • EPQ with A-levels: ABC + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths at grade A.
    • GCSE: If you plan to spend a Year Abroad in Europe you will need Grade C/4 in GCSE French, German or Italian
    • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. Plus A-level Maths at grade A. We may consider substantial Level 3 Maths Access credits in place of A-level Maths.
    • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including 5 points in Maths at HL.
    • BTEC Nationals

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    Tuition Fee

    • International

      17450 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 17450 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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    Living costs for Leicester

    • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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    Funding

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