University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Mathematics (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course overview

  • Studying alongside peers from related courses, you’ll spend your Mathematics Foundation Entry Year getting a broad introduction to modern mathematics.
  • You’ll develop basic mathematical skills, including core aspects of algebra, analysis and calculus, along with optional specialist modules like cryptology and mathematical biology.
  • You’ll be taught by research-active staff who are also members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.
  • At the end of your foundation year, and depending on your choice of optional modules, you can progress onto degree courses in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, engineering, or computing.
Why study with us
  • You’ll develop transferable study and job skills like teamwork and communication, problem-solving and self-management.
  • The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) give public seminars here so you can broaden your knowledge and learn about additional applications of mathematics.
  • Our Maths Society provides opportunities to solve mathematical problems, attend maths-related events and share your passion for maths.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Foundation Mathematics 1, Foundation Mathematics 2, Foundation Mathematics 3, Foundation Mathematics 4. Optional Modules - The Physics Group: Foundations of Applied Physics, Motion, Forces, and Force Fields, The Road to Quantum Mechanics The Computing Group: Introduction to Software Development, Investigating IT, Study Skills: Developing Academic Skills Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to algebra and linear algebra, Introduction to real analysis, Functions, vectors and calculus, Introduction to mechanics, Computational mathematics, Introduction to probability and statistics Year 3: Compulsory modules; Algebraic structures, Further real analysis, Ordinary differential equations. Optional: Cryptology, Vector calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Numerical analysis, Further statistics Year 4: Compulsory modules: Fields and Galois Theory, Complex analysis, Partial differential equations and integral transforms. Optional: Logic, Fluid dynamics, Mathematical biology, Advanced numerical analysis, Time series and operational Research Year 5: Optional modules: Advanced Algebra, Graph Theory, Topology, Stability, instability and chaos, Mathematics of waves, Special topics

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Mathematics (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS