University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Deepen your understanding of pure and applied maths and statistics with our four-year mathematics degree. With a broad range of topics available to study, this allows you to shape your degree to your own interests and career aspirations, and is ideal if you want to go onto postgraduate study. You’ll be taught in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, by staff with doctoral research degrees, from mathematically diverse backgrounds. Get the benefit from small intimate class sizes, giving you regular opportunities for help and support from your tutors. On the Mathematics degree you study six mathematics modules in each year of your studies. Each module contains 200 hours of work and during the first year about 70 hours of this is timetabled class contact. Timetabled sessions are periods in the week where you attend and study with a member of staff present. These sessions can take various formats; a variety of these are used throughout your studies. The main difference between studying at school and at university is that degree level studies transfer you from dependent learning, being told how to do things, to independent learning, being given a body of information and working out for yourself how to apply it. What this means in a mathematics degree is that you learn to discover mathematical concepts and their uses for yourself.

Course details


Year 1: 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 2: Compulsory modules; Algebraic structures, Further real analysis, Ordinary differential equations. Optional: Cryptology, Vector calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Numerical analysis, Further statistics Year 3: 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 4: Optional modules: Advanced Algebra, Graph Theory, Topology, Stability, instability and chaos, Mathematics of waves, Special topics

Professional bodies

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

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG102
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points including A2 Maths grade A.
A level 120 UCAS points at A2 including Maths grade A
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP considered alongside A2 Maths grade A
Access to HE Diploma 120 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Maths
AS Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher 120 UCAS points including Maths grade B
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 120 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL6 in Maths
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 120 UCAS points including Maths grade A1
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP considered alongside A2 Maths at grade A

English language requirements

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

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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Mathematics at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS