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Challenging. Exciting. Beautiful. Mathematics can be described in many ways – perhaps due to its astonishing uses in our modern world. This degree gives you the full rundown, setting you up to work in fields as far-reaching as high-energy physics and economic forecasting. Mathematics is one of the most fascinating and intellectually challenging subjects you can study. The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at the University of Leicester is home to an enthusiastic group of mathematicians; both staff and students. On a Mathematics Degree at the University of Leicester - whether you study for a BSc or MMath - you will come to appreciate the excitement of a subject which is integral to designing new aircraft or providing tomorrow's weather forecast, where graduates can find themselves employed in areas as diverse as high energy physics and economic forecasting. The first and second years of your degree contain a core of modules on topics drawn from mathematical analysis and algebra, aimed at helping you to think rigorously and logically. At the same time there is the opportunity to explore other areas of the subject and develop your interests in areas of pure and applied maths and statistics, including abstract algebra, analysis, dynamics, differential equations, numerical analysis, probability theory and linear statistical models. In the final year, you will have a wide choice of option modules, meaning that you can tailor your degree to exactly the structure that you want, reflecting your own interests and your future career plans. All of our Mathematics degrees give you the opportunity to spend a year in a sponsoring company or organisation. This will give you first-hand experience of working in a mathematics-related career, develop you workplace skills and allow you to network with people in industry (subject to availability and progression requirements). You will have the opportunity to spend a year of your course at one of our partner institutions overseas. If you choose one of our European partners, your Year Abroad will be between your second and third years at Leicester. If you choose to study in the USA, your year abroad will replace your second year at Leicester. Further information about the USA year abroad can be found in the Year 2 Course Structure information. Leicester has a strong international reputation for innovative research in financial mathematics, actuarial sciences, numerical analysis, scientific computing, mathematical biology, dynamical systems, algebra, topology and geometry. This diversity of research expertise is reflected in the wide range of specialist modules we offer – providing you with the opportunity to specialise in areas of mathematics according to your interests and aspirations. What's the difference? The BSc (this course) is the regular, three-year Maths degree. You have the option to spend your second year in the USA, or take a year out in Europe between Years 2 and 3 (you can't do both) The MMath is essentially the BSc with a fourth year on the end that includes a major project. This is the course to take if you are considering continuing your studies with a PhD. You can spend your second year in the USA Alternatively, if you want to you can take a year out to work in an industrial placement (provided you meet set criteria). Or you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.
As well as lectures, your course will involve regular group meetings, run by both staff and other students, where students’ work is discussed. You will gain experience in presenting mathematical arguments to fellow students, which will enhance and develop your presentation and communication skills.
How to apply
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||plus A-Level Mathematics at grade B.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access courses considered require a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. Plus Mathematics A-Level grade B.|
|Scottish Higher||Accepted in combination with other qualifications.|
|AS||AA||2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level, accepted in combination with other qualifications, including Mathematics A-Level grade B.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM||Accepted when taking A-Level Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||accepted in combination with other qualifications, including Mathematics A-Level.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||including Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including 5 points in HL Mathematics. Maths Studies not accepted.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||ABB from two A-Levels including Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.|
|Extended Project||BBB including Mathematics plus grade B in EPQ.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3||including H2 in Mathematics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||including Mathematics.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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