Mathematics at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Mathematics

University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview If you've got a head for numbers and want to see where your mathematical skills can take you professionally, this 4-year MMath Mathematics integrated Master's degree course is the ideal choice. The course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single programme. You'll develop your mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills and get an in-depth knowledge of calculus, algebra and computational mathematics. Accredited by: This course is accredited by the Institution of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). What you'll experience On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions, and cover topics such as statistics, operational research and modelling
  • Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems
  • Have the option to take an undergraduate ambassador module in your third year and spend rewarding time in a local school
  • Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software
  • Spend your penultimate year learning advanced principles, then focus your studies on your project choice in your final year
Careers and opportunities Mathematics graduates are valuable in many different areas of business. When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job or PhD research position that puts your skills to work. What can you do with a Mathematics degree? Past students on this course have gone into areas such as:
  • operational research
  • medical statistics in pharmaceutical companies
  • meteorology
  • engineering design
  • academic research
  • accounting
  • insurance
  • retail management
  • government research
After you the leave the University, you'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. "The course is really interesting and the lecturers are fantastic – I completed a module based on mathematical ciphers, which was a lot of fun." Pippa Cooke, Mathematics Student

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Calculus I
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Mathematical Models
  • Statistical Theory and Methods I
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
  • Calculus II
  • Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Real and Complex Analysis
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
  • Institution-wide Language Programme
  • Operational Research
  • Statistical Theory and Methods II
  • Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies
Placement year (optional) After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Previous students have been on placement with prestigious household names, including: IBM, L’Oréal, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Transport for London. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications
  • Project
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Advanced Decision Modelling
  • Financial Derivative Pricing
  • Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Modern Astrophysics I
  • Projects in Mathematics
  • Quantitative Supply Chain Management
  • Statistical Learning
  • Statistics Methods in Health Research and Social Science
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Undergraduate Ambassador
Year 4 Core modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Scientific Computing and Data Analytics
There are no optional modules in this year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • practical exams
  • coursework
  • in-class tests
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows: Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework Year 3 students: 68% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 30% by coursework Year 4 students: 100% by coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 - 144 points 128-144 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from Mathematics.
A level 128-144 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with Mathematics at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 128-144 points to include A level Mathematics at grade B.
Access to HE Diploma 128-144 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 128-144 Tariff points to include 40 points from Advanced Level Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 - 28 points 27-28 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 6 points from a Higher Level in Mathematics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 - H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 at Higher Level, to include Higher Level Mathematics at H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 52-60 to include M2 in Mathematics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,500 Year abroad of a language course £2,500. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**
Mathematics at University of Portsmouth - UCAS