University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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On the BSc in Mathematics at the University of Southampton you will develop your skills in analytical, abstract and structured thinking in a programme that covers the full range of mathematics from modern cryptography to the modelling of black holes. Our programme, taught by world-class researchers, will give you a structured foundation of algebra, calculus, number theory, statistics and mathematical modelling. You will acquire skills and knowledge from an exceptionally broad range of topics covering Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, shaping your programme to fit your interests and ambitions. Southampton graduates from this programme are highly sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry, education, and research. For those wishing to develop these ideas even further we also offer a 4-year version of the programme, MMath G103.

Course details


Year one will give you a foundation in key areas such as calculus, linear algebra and mathematical modelling In years two and three you can choose from a range of optional mathematics modules. You can personalise your learning further in year three by taking modules from other subject areas or interdisciplinary modules.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as coursework, tests and exams, enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt.

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 codeG100
Institution code S27
Campus nameMain Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - AABB Typical Offer: AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) EPQ Offer: AAB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including Mathematics (minimum grade A) Contextual Offer: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. If an additional Mathematics qualification (STEP grade 2/MAT/TMUA) is taken alongside three A-levels then the offer will be AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A). We accept any of the three STEP papers. For more details about the STEP and TMUA papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Typical offer: 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, all of which must be at Distinction Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard
Scottish Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
AS The University of Southampton recognises the educational value of taking AS Levels alongside three A-levels and the breadth of studying additional subjects, however all of our programmes express their entry criteria in terms of three subjects offered at A Level with selection decisions being informed, in part, by actual or predicted grades in those subjects (excluding General Studies, Use of Mathematics, and Critical Thinking).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer: Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Typical offer: AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
Extended Project A The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 Typical offer: H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, to include Mathematics at H2.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 D3 D3 D3 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at D3 Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer

GCSEs: The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. Contextual admissions: The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. For more information on the University of Southampton’s Contextual Admissions Policy, please see our contextual admissions webpage English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage AQA Tech Levels: The University accepts the new AQA Tech Level qualification, which must be offered in combination with at least one A Level. For degrees in Engineering, Computing and related subjects, the A Level must be in Mathematics and the units M1 and M2 must be taken.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17560 Year 1
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

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates :
Mathematics at University of Southampton - UCAS