City, University of London

Mathematics City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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This course is for students who are passionate about the scope of modern mathematics and excited by its applications in today’s world. A universal subject with no international boundaries, mathematics plays a crucial role in virtually every field of human endeavour. As a result, this course is focused on applied mathematics. Our dynamic academic staff will guide you through a wide range of mathematical topics and techniques, training you to apply abstract and logical mathematical methods to real-world problems. In addition to that, staff are available to answer your academic questions with weekly dedicated hours throughout term. Whatever your future ambitions, this degree will open up diverse career possibilities. In an energised and supportive environment, you will learn transferable problem-solving and communication skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

To help you prepare for an exciting career, you may have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement. Our Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) will provide you with extensive support to help you find a placement and has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies. These include Bloomberg, Microsoft, Barclays, JP Morgan, Disney, IBM and more. Placements are paid up to £25,000 pro rata per year, with some organisations choosing to exceed this. That is why our graduates are very successful in finding employment in a variety of rewarding organisations, such as American Express, Close Brothers Group, Debenhams, FDM, SBC Systems, Sainsbury’s, Roofoods and KPMG.

Course details


The first year of your degree is devoted to core material, including basic programming and statistics to give you a solid foundation in modern mathematics. On completing the first year, you will be able to discuss the underlying concepts and principles of mathematics, programming and statistics and to apply these to specific problems.

In the second year, you can pursue your interests further by choosing from an increasing range of options. On completing the second year, you will be able to build on your previous knowledge and experience from year one. You will master more advanced mathematical techniques and will be able to apply these to real-life problem-solving.

In the final year, most modules are optional and a number of speciality modules covering an assortment of topics are available as you pursue your interests even further. On completing the final year, you will further develop a systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of advanced mathematics. You will have access to modules which draw on current mathematics research and will be exposed to new areas of mathematics with applications in finance, biology and physics.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on examination and coursework. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study to produce an overall aggregate. You will be assessed on the following types:

  • Set exercises or coursework, which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes.
  • Formal unseen written examinations every year.
  • Class or online tests.
  • Group assessments, such as written reports, also form the basis of assessment for some modules.

In the third year of your degree, a core module consists of a group project. The group is assessed by a group written report and an individual presentation on the project. Also, a small number of modules require students to give presentations.

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1
Written examination: 78% ∙ Coursework: 22%

Year 2
Written examination: 80% ∙ Coursework: 20%

Year 3
Written examination: 70% ∙ Coursework: 30%

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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Course code G100
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points 128 UCAS tariff points, including grade B in 'A' Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics
A level ABB Including grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points 33 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Including an 'A' Level grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ and this may be taken into account in our offer.
Mixed qualifications: Please email us to check your combination and to find out what requirements we would have for your specific combination of qualifications.

Fees and funding

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City, University of London
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City of London

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

020 7040 8716