Mathematics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BSc Mathematics course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It focuses on a principled approach to the foundations of mathematics and specific analytical skills required for the challenges of the information age. Mathematics provides the advanced tools and techniques needed for facing tasks, and takes an increasingly significant role in future developments, as IT systems and "big data" become ever more central to modern life. The course also incorporates elements of computing as well as more traditional applied mathematics modules. Throughout the course you will practise business report writing, presentation skills and learn the issues faced by the scientific community when developing leading-edge research. In the final year, you will undertake an individual research project which is mentored by an academic supervisor and contributes towards a significant portion of the final degree classification. Employers like mathematics as an academic discipline. By dealing with and communicating complex concepts and ideas it trains the mind in a way that will never become outdated. It allows students to hone analytical skills that are valued by industry across many different sectors. The course has been specifically designed to meet the huge demand for skilled mathematics graduates in finance and computer science. Graduates may be employed in a broad range of positions; for instance in research and development teams as part of a large company or in start-ups, as trainee analysts and consultants. Graduates may also continue their training in MSc, PhD courses, or pursue teaching and education careers. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the institute of Mathematics (IMA)
  • Mathematics is ranked Top 10 in the UK for graduates in professional level work or further study 15 months after graduation (The Guardian University League Tables 2023)
  • Close industrial links for excellent placement opportunities
  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.


Year 1: In the first year of the course, students study fundamental Mathematics modules alongside modules providing basic writing and computing skills. • Fundamental Mathematics • Vector Algebra and Geometry • Mathematical Thinking and Writing • Probability and Statistics • Probability Distributions • Numerical Algorithms and Programming • Ordinary Differential Equations • Analysis I Year 2: The second year of Mathematics combines intermediate-level mathematics with transferable and data analysis skills modules. The core modules are: • Complex Analysis • Introduction to Numerical Analysis • Linear Mathematics • Mathematical Methods • Professional Practice • Vector Calculus At this stage, you will start specialising in different areas of Mathematics and can choose two of the following optional modules: • Machine Learning • Numerical Analysis • Abstract Algebra • Analysis II Year 3: Optional placement year Final year: At this stage, you will choose 4 modules from the following options: • Approximation Theory • Mathematics Report • Financial Mathematics and Portfolio Theory • Mechanics • Partial Differential Equations • Probabilistic Modelling • Time Series And another 4 modules from the following options: • Chaos and Dynamical Systems • Game Theory • Mathematics Project • Network Science • Option Theory • Stochastic Processes • Quantum Computing Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

You will learn through a range of teaching methods and learning styles including lectures, seminars, small group discussions, lab exercises, practical classes, individual and group projects. Assessment will be a combination of written exams, projects, reports, essays and coursework.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £21100 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 .

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Mathematics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS