University of East Anglia UEA

Mathematics with a Foundation Year University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate


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About This Course

Mathematics is one of the most fundamental and important academic disciplines. So we believe it’s crucial that higher mathematics education is available to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of it – whether you’re a mature student looking for a career change or to get deeper into a lifelong passion, or someone leaving education without the A levels you needs to go straight into a degree.

During your Foundation Year you will focus on the essential concepts, techniques and knowledge you’ll need to progress onto studying mathematics at a higher level – including basic algebra, notation, vectors trigonometry, and calculus. You will also take optional introductory modules in computing, chemistry and/or physics. On successfully completing the Foundation Year you can join our full BSc Mathematics degree.


Our Foundation Year course has been designed to give you access to a degree in mathematics without having to meet our traditional entry requirements. Whether you’re looking for a career change or don’t have the standard A levels needed to go straight into a BSc, your application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Your Foundation Year will focus on the essential concepts, techniques and knowledge you’ll need to study mathematics at a higher level. Complete it successfully and you’ll be accepted onto our full BSc Mathematics degree programme.

Our expert academics are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. All of our lecturers are active internationally-recognised researchers who conduct world-leading work and incorporate it into their teaching. Over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2014).


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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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Course code G10F
Institution code E14
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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher BBCCC
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you have been out of study for the last three years or you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course.

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances:

• You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 3, quintile 1 & 2 data)
• You have been in care or you are a young/full time carer
• You are studying at a school which our outreach team are working closely with

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

Course contact details

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01603 591515