The range of mathematical units available at Bristol is extensive.
Year one consists of compulsory topics. Year two then allows you to choose topics that are of particular interest to you, meaning you can continue with a varied degree or choose to specialise.
Some units from outside mathematics can be taken in years two and three.
You will be supported by three tutorials (usually in groups of six) each week, and take examinations in January and at the end of the academic year. In their third year, most students also complete a project.
The School of Mathematics offers several courses based on a wide range of units. This allows movement between courses and gives great flexibility.
All six Single Honours courses share the same first year (with some slight variation for those taking Mathematics with Study in Europe). This lays a firm foundation for your studies and informs your choice of units in later years.
You can specialise from year two and choose from a rich variety of units available:
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you through your degree. Assessment will be by examination at the end of each year.
If you are applying for deferred entry, please seek advice about maintaining your mathematical skills
You can apply until:
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A choice from about 12 units including:
A choice from a selection of approximately 35 units, plus the opportunity to undertake a project. This includes units related to current research topics in the School of Mathematics.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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