Mathematics (Q31) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Mathematics (Q31)

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Course summary

Take your understanding of concepts, theories and applications in pure and applied mathematics to graduate level. You can also include statistics, theoretical physics or mathematics education. You’ll cover various topics and develop an understanding of mathematical problems and approaches. Practise with essential methods and tools, and increase your familiarity with mathematical software. Gain an appreciation of the role and construction of rigorous proof. And build your experience of communicating mathematical arguments and conclusions. A mathematics degree can let you access professional training or entry-level positions in various career areas, such as data or actuarial science, teaching, and information services. Key features of the course

  • Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
  • Start at a point that suits your level of mathematical knowledge
  • Choose pure and applied mathematics modules that fit your needs and interests
  • Include statistics, physics and mathematics education options
  • Develop your experience with mathematical methods and software
  • Move to a different mathematics/statistics degree if your aspirations change, even after you’ve started


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study four 30-credit modules from the default or intensive start. In Stage 2, you’ll study one 60-credit module and choose 60 credits of option modules. In Stage 3, you’ll choose 120 credits of option modules.

Professional bodies

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  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it’s very important you’re well prepared to study mathematics at this level. Study skills for this qualification You need some experience in mathematics – you must be comfortable with the following topics: arithmetic of numbers, including negative numbers and fractions; scientific notation for numbers (sometimes known as standard form); powers of numbers including square roots; using your scientific calculator effectively for the above topics, and for working with brackets and π; using simple word formulas; drawing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Mathematics (Q31) at Open University - UCAS