Mathematics (MMath) at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

You’ll study maths in depth, working with leading researchers who’ll introduce you to pure and applied maths. Learn advanced mathematical and statistical concepts, covering topics from cryptography to black holes. You’ll graduate with the technical skills sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry and research. The first 3 years of this degree are similar to both the Mathematics and the Mathematics with Statistics courses, covering: Algebra – Calculus - Number theory – Statistics - Mathematical modelling In the fourth year, you’ll study advanced concepts such as representation theory, harmonic analysis, advanced general relativity or Lie groups. There is also an MMath Mathematics with Statistics pathway available as part of this programme. Following the Statistics pathway you could study topics such as machine learning, survival analysis and other modern applications of statistics. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Study advanced research methods in algebra, analysis, geometry and topology
  • Have the option to specialise in statistics
  • Undertake an individual research project in a field of your choice
  • Use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space, exclusively for maths students
  • Use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'
You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as group theory, the mathematics of nature and experimental design. If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways. Choose Southampton and you'll also be joining a department ranked Top 20 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).


The first three years of the course are similar to the BSc Mathematics programme, but in the fourth year you will have a much more prominent part in the direction of your studies and it will involve studying challenging Masters level mathematics. You will undertake an individually supervised project on a topic, which you can choose, and several of the lecture courses involve directed self-study and reading involving such topics as hyperbolic geometry, differential geometry, asymptotics and continuum mechanics. The final year as a whole will equip you with many of the skills you need in a career as a professional mathematician. Please see the course page online for a list of core and optional modules:

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as coursework, tests and exams, enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt.

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

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, Foundation Programmes. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Admissions Team at [email protected]

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
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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Mathematics (MMath) at University of Southampton - UCAS