University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications


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Course summary

Course overview

  • We’re one of the only universities in the North West to offer a Mathematics degree which allows you to choose from a range of pure, applied and statistics modules throughout the course. You can opt to study specialist areas such as cryptology, mathematical biology, and logic.
  • This course covers a wide range of mathematical topics, with the chance to shape your degree to your own interests and career aspirations. We ensure that what you learn is interesting, innovative and relevant.
  • At the end of your third year you have the option of progressing onto our MMath (Hons) degree, which involves an extra year of advanced study.
Why study with us
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics is ranked 1st in the UK with 100% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics is ranked 1st in England with 91% of students satisfied with the quality of feedback and assessment (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • You’ll be taught in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, by staff with doctoral research degrees, in small class sizes, so you’ll benefit from expert teaching and lots of support.
Further information
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an optional 48-week placement in industry in-between your second and third years, enabling you to gain vital work experience.
  • We also offer a third-year teaching placement module (Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme – UAS) providing the opportunity for you to get a taste of teaching.
  • At the end of your third year you have the option of progressing onto our MMath (Hons) degree, which involves an extra year of advanced study.
  • Each summer there are opportunities to take part in the University’s funded undergraduate internship scheme. This involves being paid to spend the summer working closely with a member of staff on a research project. By taking on this opportunity you’ll experience what it’s like to undertake cutting-edge research as you develop a variety of skills which will be highly valued by future employers. At the end of the internship you’ll present your work through a poster session.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Algebra and Linear Algebra, Introduction to Real Analysis, Functions, Vectors & Calculus, Introduction to Mechanics, Computational Mathematics, Introduction to probability and statistics Year 2: Compulsory modules; Algebraic Structures, Ordinary Differential Equations. Optional: Cryptology, Further Real Analysis, Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Further Statistics Year 3: Optional: Fields & Galois Theory, Logic, Complex Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, Advanced Numerical Analysis, Time Series and Operational Research, Mathematics Project

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Mathematics at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS