Mathematics - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
This intensive course has proven extremely popular with our students due to built-in opportunities for work placements, the balanced programme of both applicable and theoretical mathematics, and our enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff who help you develop both your problem-solving and IT skills. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
Through this course, you’ll build your knowledge, understanding and expertise in a range of mathematical methods, and develop the career-focused, transferable skills that employers are looking for. You’ll learn to use mathematical reasoning in a variety of contexts and apply your knowledge in problem-solving situations.
You’ll begin by studying the fundamentals of mathematics, such as calculus and linear algebra, and proofs and structures. As the course goes on, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest such as cryptography and coding, the mathematics of infinity and financial modelling.
You'll be assessed through tests, exams, essays, individual and group research projects, and a final year dissertation. You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) as meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- a minimum of grades CCE in three A levels or minimum grades BB in at least two A levels, one of which must be from mathematics or numerate subjects (or a minimum of 80 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.
If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Mathematics BSc Extended Degree.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
If you take a joint programme, you'll study 60 credits each year.
Year 1 modules include:
- Calculus and Linear Algebra
- Financial Maths with Statistics 1
- Mathematical Proof and Structures
- Mathematical Programming
Year 2 modules include:
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics and Group Theory
- Further Calculus
- Project Management
- Financial Maths with Statistics 2 (optional)
- Computational Mathematics (optional)
Year 3 modules include:
- Academic Independent Study / Project
- Algebra and Analysis
- Mathematical Modelling
- Cryptography and Coding Theory (optional)
- Extension of Knowledge (optional)
- Financial and Statistical Modelling (optional)
- Mathematics of Infinity (optional)
“At London Met I don’t feel as though I only study mathematics, I feel I’m part of a community of people who share my passion and drive to do well. If I could give any advice to anyone thinking of joining the mathematics subject area at London Met it would be: stop thinking and secure your place, you will never look back.”
“I decided to do this course because I love mathematics and this course has given me the opportunity to deepen this love. I am able to study modules that I enjoy with other students who share the same interests as me. Friendly teachers, well-equipped labs and the library are very helpful and encourage me to explore more fields of mathematics.”
This degree will prepare you for a career in not just mathematics but in a number of fields where a good head for numbers is essential. You could go on to work in the computing, finance, scientific research and development or statistical industries to name but a few.
Many of our previous graduates have gone on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics and become mathematics teachers or tutors. Others have found work in related fields, such as international analysis and reporting at Time Inc UK, and accounting at Brackman Chopra LLP.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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