Mathematics (Foundation)

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston – This course received 100 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018). – You’ll use applications that model the real world, practical data analysis methodologies and industry standard software (such as Maple and Matlab). – This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). About this course If you are looking for a career-focused mathematics course, this is ideal. The course places mathematics in context. It gives you relevant commercial and social awareness and professional skills, such as computing, reporting and presenting, for your future career. As you study, you’ll build knowledge and skills as well as a physical portfolio of reports and video presentations that can demonstrate your capabilities to future employers. You’ll work in groups, alongside students from other (IT-based) disciplines, on real world case-studies, developing your own professional skills and awareness of your place in the wider professional world.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 0 - Foundation core modules: CX3005 - Computer programming, SX3006 - Mathematics For Science, SX3001  - Scientific Investigation & Skills. Year 0 - Foundation optional modules: SX3002  - Biology, SX3003 - Chemistry, CX3001  - Technical  Investigation & Skills, CX3002 - Mathematics for Computing, CX3003 - Mathematics, CX3004  -Computer Systems, SX3007 - Environment Science & Geography, SX3005 - Sport Science. Year 1: MA4500 - Mathematical Methods and Modelling of Applications, MA4510 - Problem Solving and Computational Mathematics, MA4550 - Practical Data Analyst Skills, CI4450 - Professional Environments 1. Year 2: MA5500 - Applications of Calculus and Linear Systems, MA5510 - Mathematics of Finance and Investment, MA5550 - Modelling Real-World Data with Statistics, CI5450 - Professional Environments 2. Year 3 core modules: MA6500 - Advanced Mathematical Methods and Models, MA6910 - Individual Project. Year 3 optional modules: MA6510 - Financial Portfolios and Derivatives, MA6520 - Insurance Risk Mathematics, MA6530 - Optimisation Techniques and Applications, MA6550 - Practical Applications of Advanced Statistics, MA6600 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, computer practicals and tutorials. Drop-in sessions for mathematics support and assistance with study skills are available. Assessment includes coursework and practical/written exam or coursework only (eg tests, group work, case studies and presentations).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG108
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.
A level EE Any subject considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Any subject considered.
Access to HE Diploma A pass in any Access Course would be deemed suitable for entry onto this programme.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PP Any subject considered.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Mathematics (Foundation) at Kingston University - UCAS