University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Gain a well-rounded degree that can be tailored to your interests and opens doors to a diverse range of careers. Mathematics plays a key role in many aspects of modern life, from technological development to data analysis. Develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers, including mathematical computing, communication skills and teamwork. Study the main aspects of mathematics and develop your knowledge in areas such as algebra, analysis, calculus and differential equations. Later in the degree, you will be able to explore areas of interest in greater depth. Optional modules in the degree include subjects from both pure and applied mathematics, and statistics, such as number theory, cryptography, mathematical biology, numerical analysis and multivariate data analysis. In your final year you will carry out a project on a mathematical or statistical topic and produce a report and presentation on it. You will also take a skills module, as part of the degree, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability. Support is available to students who need it, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. You will also benefit from around 20 hours of contact time per week. Get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, to have a direct input into the student experience. Become a Chartered Mathematician. This title is awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to students who, in addition to the degree, complete subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees. Carry out an optional summer placement in an area such as finance, statistics or modelling in order to gain an insight into industry and gain valuable experience. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, as well for writing a CV and improving your interview skills, by our dedicated placements officer. Careers Your mathematical knowledge – combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills – will make you highly desirable to a range of employers. Work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics; or in areas of the private sector, including commerce and information technology. Move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, financial analysis, computing or actuarial work. Recent students have gone on to work for leading organisations from a wide variety of sectors including PepsiCo, the BBC, the Bank of East Asia and BAE Systems. Or, you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

Course details


Sample modules may include:

  • Calculus
  • Water waves
  • Medical statistics
  • Mathematical biology
  • Number theory
Check our website for more details of the course structure.

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

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Course codeG100
Institution code R12
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 Not accepted
A level ABC including Mathematics at grade A
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits M: 27 credits including at least 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics
Scottish Higher ABBBB including Mathematics at grade A
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Mathematics at grade 6 at Higher Level
Extended Project B In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M3 including Mathematics at Grade D3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths C (or 4), English Language or English Literature C (or 4).

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. ACD including Mathematics at grade A.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or 193 overall.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or 200 overall.
PTE Academic64We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20315 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mathematics at University of Reading - UCAS