BSc MATHEMATICS
BSC MATHEMATICS
Mathematics has been proven useful in just about every field of human endeavour. It is used in science and exploration, in business and government, in industry and forecasting, in art and in banking – and our BSc Mathematics is incredibly popular as a result.
Our course will help develop your interests in mathematics and statistics, and its flexible format will allow you to combine modules from pure and applied mathematics and statistics covering topics such as the history of mathematics or the theory of teaching mathematics.
Our expert academics are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, guiding students through this rapidly developing subject. All of our lecturers are active researchers, who conduct worldleading work and incorporate it into their teaching. In fact, over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged as internationally excellent or worldleading (REF 2014), so you can be sure you’ll be learning in the most uptodate settings.
If you excel in your academic performance and wish to study further, you could take the opportunity to transfer from the BSc course onto our fouryear integrated Master's in Mathematics programme.
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Study patterns, structure, the very basis of life. Discover how to use mathematics to measure the world and the universe – and give them comprehensibility and meaning.
UEA’s BSc in Mathematics has been designed to develop your interest and expertise in mathematics and statistics. You will be given the flexibility to focus on pure and applied mathematics and statistics, or complement your studies with modules from related subjects taught by other UEA Schools, such as meteorology, business, computing, and financial accounting.
At UEA you’ll benefit from internationally recognised, researchled teaching and a high academic staff to student ratio, ensuring you graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics, and great career prospects. Lectures are complemented by small group teaching in year 1, and regular workshops in later years, ensuring you receive high quality contact with our worldclass lecturers.
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Important Information
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the courses listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the regular review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. Changes may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will inform students.Placement Year and Study Abroad
We also offer a BSc Mathematics with a Year in Industry if you are interested in spending a year in an industrial placement.
Also, depending on your academic results, you may be able to transfer from the BSc Mathematics onto our MMath Master of Mathematics, MMath Masters of Mathematics with a Year Abroad or our BSc Mathematics with a Year in Industry, at the end of year one.
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After the Course
Study with us and you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics – and with great career prospects.
You could choose to enter one of the professions traditionally associated with mathematics, such as accountancy, banking and finance, statistics and data analysis, and secondary or higher education. Or you could follow other graduates into roles in which logical thought and problem solving are important. These include information technology, engineering, logistics and distribution, central or local government, as well as other business areas. Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies by going on to a higher degree.
Career destinations
Example of careers that you could enter include:

Secondary school teacher

Cyber Security consultant

Mathematical modeller in industry

Accountant

Data Scientist

Actuary
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Assessment for Year 1
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Assessment for Year 2
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Assessment for Year 3
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Assessment for Year 1
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Important Information
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.Assessment for Year 2
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Important Information
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.Assessment for Year 3
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Important Information
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.Entry Requirements
A Levels
ABB including grade A in Mathematics or ABC including A in Mathematics and B in Further Mathematics. Science A Levels to include a pass in the practical element.BTEC
DDM alongside grade A in Alevel Mathematics. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.Scottish highers
AAABB including Advanced Higher grade B in MathematicsScottish highers advanced
BBC to include grade B in Mathematics.Irish leaving certificate
3 subjects at H2 including Mathematics, 3 subjects at H3Access course
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Mathematics. Interview requiredEuropean Baccalaureate
75% overall, including 85% in Mathematics.International Baccalaureate
32 points including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics.GCSE offer
You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
Additional entry requirements
Science Alevels must include a pass in the practical element.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes:
BSc Mathematics with a Foundation Year
If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:
International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering
International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
Alternative Qualifications
UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Careerrelated Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
Students for whom english is a foreign language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
Interviews
Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.
Gap year
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.
Intakes
This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
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Fees and Funding
Tuition Fees
Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course related costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other courserelated costs.
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How to apply
Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.
UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for fulltime Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.
The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.
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