Want to study Mathematics at university but don’t have the grades? The Foundation route is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for our BSc (Hons) Mathematics. This additional year focuses on key material from A-Level Mathematics, its applications and a number of more advanced topics.
The Foundation Maths course will involve a large number of contact hours with Mathematics staff to ensure you are properly supported. Successfully passing the Foundation year guarantees you entry onto the first year of our BSc Mathematics course where you will build upon and apply the knowledge gained during the Foundation year. Our BSc and MMath Maths degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Foundation Year: Mathematics Degree
Fundamentals of University Mathematics
Applications and Investigations
Working Effectively with Computers
The following years are in common with the BSc Mathematics degree.
Year One: Mathematics Degree
Probability and Statistics
Algorithms and Software Tools
Mathematical Modelling and Mechanics
Mathematical Proof and Analysis
Year Two: Mathematics Degree
Abstract and Linear Algebra
Combinatorics and Networks
Pattern Recognition and Decision Making
Year Three: Mathematics Degree
Codes and Information
Cryptography and Information Security
Partial Differential Equations
Nonlinear Systems and Mathematical Biology
Introduction to SAS and Statistical Forecasting
Final Year Project
Extended Tutoring in Schools and Colleges
You will also be introduced to specialist mathematical software that will be used throughout your Maths degree.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, phased class tests and formal exams. The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with regular feedback on your work so that you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and therefore allow you to develop into an all-rounded mathematician.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 points|
Additional entry requirements
An interview is required for this course. Those applying will be provided with further details if successful at the initial selection stage. All interviews take place on our Treforest Campus.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|