University of South Wales

Mathematics (Including Foundation Year) University of South Wales Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


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Course summary

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.

Course details


Foundation Year: Mathematics Degree
Fundamentals of University Mathematics
Applications and Investigations
Computer Literacy
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
Further Calculus
Management Science
Further Statistics
Combinatorics and Networks
Financial Modelling
Pattern Recognition and Decision Making

Year Three: Mathematics Degree
Codes and Information
Cryptography and Information Security
Operational Research
Partial Differential Equations
Nonlinear Systems and Mathematical Biology
Introduction to SAS and Statistical Forecasting
Financial Mathematics
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.

Assessment method

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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G108
Institution code W01
Campus name Pontypridd
Campus code A

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,600 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

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University of South Wales
Llantwit Road
CF37 1DL

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