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Our Mathematics BSc courses provide a balanced study of the most important aspects of maths so that you can achieve a thorough understanding of the fundamentals to help prepare you for a successful career. Mathematics BSc is a thrilling and stimulating subject which is not only fascinating to study in its own right but also underpins a great variety of endeavours such as science, commerce and industry. It has a natural elegance and splendour, taking real world problems and creating mathematical models to aid understanding. A mathematics degree is actively sought by employers and opens many doors to subsequent employment and further study. This ispartly because of its vast scope and array of applications, and partly because its study equips students with the numerical abilities, logical thinking and analytical skills that are crucial to the success of diverse organisations within commerce, banking and finance, management and industry. Through innovative teaching we equip our students with these skills while also opening up the many facets of this rich and stimulating discipline. Over the first two years of the course you will study the core aspects of mathematics, including analysis, linear algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, complex variables, mechanics and calculus of variations. In your final year you will undertake an individual project and choose from wide-ranging options spanning pure and applied mathematics, enabling you to tailor the course to your particular interests.
Year 1: Areas studied include mathematical methods, analysis, linear algebra, geometry, computing and numerical methods, probability and statistics, and mechanics. Year 2: Areas studied include algebra, analysis, complex variables, mathematical methods, differential geometry and topology, probability, and calculus of variations. You can usually choose three optional modules from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Up to two modules taught by other Departments in the University may be included. Year 3 MMath/final year BSc: Areas studied include a variety of options in pure and applied mathematics and statistics, a mathematics project or report for final year BSc. You can usually choose ten or eleven optional modules from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and mathematical physics. Up to two modules taught by other Departments in the University may be included.
Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.
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How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA||AAA including Maths.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: 23 Level 3 Distinctions, remaining credits at Merit plus A-Level Maths grade A.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Maths at grade A.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D*||BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Maths.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||AA including Maths, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||37 points||37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Maths.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Extended Project||We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.|
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information. Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/mathematics-bsc/
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|