Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Course summary

  • Learn about real-life applications of mathematics, including mathematical and numerical approaches to modelling, problem-solving, and statistical methods.
  • Use modern software and technology to apply mathematical techniques, and develop your analysis and interpretation skills to provide solutions for a variety of applications.
  • Work as part of a learning community within a maths-specific shared learning space.
On this course you will learn how to use pure and applied mathematical and statistical techniques to solve real world problems. Real world applications are rarely presented in a mathematical form, therefore you will learn the techniques needed to describe and then solve such problems mathematically. Applications could include: environmental, medical, industrial and commercial contexts. How you learn Our course emphasises the development of practical skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. We therefore prioritise the use of coursework activities, such as group work, oral presentations and writing reports, over exams. You learn through
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • IT sessions
  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • the opportunity to act as a mentor for other students
  • progress meetings
  • reflective action planning
  • written or electronic coursework assignments
  • presentations
  • in-class tests
  • examinations
**Applied learning Work placements** You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between your second and third years of study, with support from the University. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and a salary of up to £22000 for the year. Students have been on placement at
  • Covance
  • HSBC
  • NHS England
  • Lloyds
  • Pepsico
  • Experian
  • Mercedes
  • IBM
  • Department of Health
  • Airbus
  • Royal Mail
  • ParExel
There are plenty of opportunities locally, but students have gone as far as China for their placement. We will help you decide whether undertaking a placement is right for you, and will support you in making applications. This is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer. Live projects You have opportunities throughout the course to gain practical experience. The course has an applied focus, so you will look at solving real-life problems such as developing a model for a health epidemic, using data in credit scoring, creating sports fixture lists, and many others. Support and learning environment We have a strong, supportive learning community, based on excellent staff-student relations. This is helped by a maths-specific shared learning space, designed to combine student workspace with staff office space. As well as having easy access to your lecturers, you work closely with other students in a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities to mix outside of formal teaching time. The space is also used for social-professional activities, such as the weekly Maths Arcade project, in which you can learn strategic thinking through playing strategy games. From your first week you work on projects with your coursemates as well as second or final year students, helping you settle in and form friendship groups that last throughout your course and beyond.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Mathematical Methods 20 Mathematical Modelling 1 20 Mathematical Technology 20 Number And Structure 20 Probability And Statistics 20 Elective modules Explorations In Mathematics 20 Foreign Language 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Dynamical Systems & Fourier Analysis 20 Linear & Discrete Mathematics 20 Mathematical Analysis 20 Mathematical Modelling 2 20 Statistical Theory And Methods 20 Elective modules Business Mathematics 20 Foreign Language 20 Mathematics Education 20 Programming With Mathematical Applications 20 Pure Mathematics In Practice 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Modelling Case Studies 20 Project 40 Elective modules Abstract Algebra 20 Data Mining With Business Applications 20 Fluid Flow 20 Foreign Language 20 Game Theory And Recreational Mathematics 20 Mathematical Biology 20 Mathematical Finance 20 Modelling With Partial Differential Equations 20 Statistical Inference 20 Statistics For Business, Industry And Finance 20 Tensors And Relativity 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS