University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Mathematics (Including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Want to study Mathematics at university but don’t have the grades? The Foundation route is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for our BSc (Hons) Mathematics. This additional year focuses on key material from A-Level Mathematics, its applications and a number of more advanced topics. The Foundation Maths course will involve a large number of contact hours with Mathematics staff to ensure you are properly supported. Successfully passing the Foundation year guarantees you entry onto the first year of our BSc Mathematics course where you will build upon and apply the knowledge gained during the Foundation year. Our BSc and MMath Maths degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Course details


Foundation Year: Mathematics Degree Fundamentals of University Mathematics Applications and Investigations Computer Literacy Working Effectively with Computers The following years are in common with the BSc Mathematics degree. Year One: Mathematics Degree Algebra Calculus Probability and Statistics Algorithms and Software Tools Mathematical Modelling and Mechanics Mathematical Proof and Analysis Year Two: Mathematics Degree Abstract and Linear Algebra Further Calculus Management Science Further Statistics Combinatorics and Networks Financial Modelling Pattern Recognition and Decision Making Year Three: Mathematics Degree Codes and Information Cryptography and Information Security Operational Research Partial Differential Equations Nonlinear Systems and Mathematical Biology Introduction to SAS and Statistical Forecasting Financial Mathematics Final Year Project Extended Tutoring in Schools and Colleges You will also be introduced to specialist mathematical software that will be used throughout your Maths degree.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, phased class tests and formal exams. The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with regular feedback on your work so that you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and therefore allow you to develop into an all-rounded mathematician.

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 W01
Campus namePontypridd
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points

Additional entry requirements


An interview is required for this course. Those applying will be provided with further details if successful at the initial selection stage. All interviews take place on our Treforest Campus.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

Provider information

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CF37 1DL

Clearing contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Team

03455 767778

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday 10th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Tuesday 11th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Wednesday 12th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Thursday 13th August 2020 8am - 9pm Friday 14th August 2020 8am - 8pm Saturday 15th August 2020 7.30am - 6pm Sunday 16th August 2020 7.30am - 6pm All following other weekdays 8.30am - 5pm Monday-Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday Monday 31st August 2020 Closed (Bank Holiday)

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Mathematics (Including Foundation Year) at University of South Wales - UCAS