City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics (with Placement)

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Course summary

Mathematics is a discipline with applications in almost every area of human endeavour. Virtually all industries need graduates with mathematical skills – from finance and business, to research and retail. This degree focuses on mathematics, teaching you sought-after skills for real-world problem solving. Mathematics is the universal language of today’s global economy. Whether you are managing an investment portfolio, encrypting financial transactions, building the next smart-phone or predicting the path of a hurricane, you will be doing it with Mathematics. Mathematics opens doors to the widest range of careers, because virtually all industries need graduates with mathematical skills. The confidence and knowledge you gain at City will open doors to a rewarding and satisfying career. Understand the universal nature of mathematics as a discipline that knows no borders or language barriers Master a wide range of mathematical topics and techniques, such as calculus, probability, linear algebra and mathematical physics Learn to apply abstract and logical mathematical methods to real-world problems Boost your employability with an optional paid one-year work placement – past students have secured placements at organisations such as Axa, Barclays, Bloomberg, Disney, Microsoft, Toyota and Warner Music To help you prepare for an exciting career, you may have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement. Our Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) will provide you with extensive support to help you find a placement and has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies. These include Bloomberg, Microsoft, Barclays, JP Morgan, Disney, IBM and more. Placements are paid up to £25,000 pro rata per year, with some organisations choosing to exceed this. That is why our graduates are very successful in finding employment in a variety of rewarding organisations, such as American Express, Close Brothers Group, Debenhams, FDM, SBC Systems, Sainsbury’s, Roofoods and KPMG. Explore your interests through a research project chosen from a wide variety of mathematical topics – past projects have included everything from life-saving mathematics in medical imaging, to wallpaper patterns.

Course details


Year 1 Develop a firm foundation in core mathematical skills including statistics and number theory. Understand the underlying concepts and principles of mathematics and apply these to specific problems.

  • Functions, Vectors and Calculus (30 credits)
  • Algebra (15 credits)
  • Linear Algebra (15 credits)
  • Programming and Computational Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (15 credits)
  • Logic and Set Theory (15 credits)
  • Number Theory and Cryptography (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modelling (15 credits)
  • Skills, Careers and Employability Analysis for Mathematics students (5 credits)
Year 2 Pursue your interests by choosing from a range of elective modules. Master more advanced mathematical techniques and learn to apply these to real-life problem-solving.
  • Programming and Data Science for Professions (15 credits)
  • Real and Complex Analysis (30 credits)
  • Vector Calculus (15 credits)
  • Sequences and Series (15 credits)
  • Decision Analysis (15 credits)
  • Applied Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Numerical Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Professional Development and Employability (5 credits)
  • Applications of Probability and Statistics (15 credits)
Year 3 Choose from a wide range of elective modules that draw on current research in mathematics and finance. Gain exposure to new areas of mathematics with applications in finance, biology and physics. Complete a group project and independent research on a topic of your choice.
  • Differential Equations (30 credits)
  • Group Project (15 credits)
  • Advanced Complex Analysis (15 credits)
  • Stochastic Models (15 credits)
  • Operational Research (15 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Game Theory (15 credits)
  • Dynamical Systems (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Mathematics of Fluids (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Physics (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Processes for Finance (15 credits)
  • Groups and Symmetry (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Biology (15 credits)
- Probability (15 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ and this may be taken into account in our offer. Mixed qualifications: Please email us to check your combination and to find out what requirements we would have for your specific combination of qualifications.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

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Mathematics (with Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS