Mathematics (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Our Mathematics BSc (Hons) degree provides a balanced study of the most important aspects of mathematics so that you can achieve a thorough understanding of the fundamentals to help prepare you for a successful career. Mathematics is an exciting 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. A mathematics degree is actively sought by employers and opens many doors to subsequent employment and further study. Its study gives students the numerical abilities, logical thinking and analytical skills that are crucial to the success of diverse organisations within commerce, banking and finance, management an 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 our BSc Mathematics degree 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 or report, and choose from wide-ranging options spanning pure and applied mathematics, enabling you to tailor the course to your particular interests. What's the difference between MMath and BSc? Our BSc Mathematics degree will equip you with the numerical abilities, logical thinking and analytical skills required to work in a diverse range of roles within a range of organisations. If you have a desire to work as a professional mathematician in industry, commerce, or higher education, or pursue a research career, the MMath course will provide you with the more advanced level of study needed to work towards your aims. Progress on the MMath course is dependent on a high level of attainment at the end of Years 1 and 2. Transfer to the MMath course from the BSc course may also be possible for students performing sufficiently well. The MMath and BSc courses in Mathematics are the same over Years 1 and 2.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used on this course. 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 100% by coursework or 100% by examination.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22000 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Mathematics (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS