Mathematics at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Study topics from modern cryptography (the art of writing or solving codes) to modelling black holes, and complex financial problems. You'll learn abstract and structured thinking skills while studying mathematics, statistics and operational research. This course is very broad, allowing you to explore topics like abstract algebra, black holes and relativity, networks, and machine learning. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Develop your abilities in problem-solving, calculation and logical argument
  • Be able to specialise in pure or applied mathematics or statistics, or follow a broad path across these topics and more
  • Use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space, exclusively for maths students
  • Use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'
You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as group theory, the mathematics of nature and experimental design. Southampton graduates from this programme are highly sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry, education, and research, and you could move into a career working on scientific and social challenges. For those wishing to develop these ideas even further we also offer a 4-year version of the programme, MMath - please see our website for more details. Choose Southampton and you'll also be joining a department ranked Top 20 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). Our graduates earn an average starting salary of £26,400 within 15 months of graduating (latest Graduate Outcomes 2019/20, published in 2022).


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 such as Fields and Fluids; Actuarial Mathematics; Complex Analysis. You can personalise your learning further in year three by taking modules from other subject areas or interdisciplinary modules. Please see the course page online for a list of core and optional 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

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Main Site - Highfield Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome students with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate which need to be equivalent to A level standard. As A level Mathematics is required for this programme, all equivalent qualifications also need an equivalent of A level Mathematics, grade A. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Faculty Admissions Team at [email protected].

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Mathematics at University of Southampton - UCAS