Imperial College London

Mathematics, Optimisation and Statistics Imperial College London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

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As well as your main Imperial degree (BSc), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.

Mathematics at Imperial aims to present a wide range of mathematical ideas in a way that develops your critical and intellectual abilities. The Department is home to several Fellows of the Royal Society and international prize winners, and our degrees are built around our research expertise in four core areas:

  • Pure Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

  • Mathematical Finance

  • Statistics

You will cover both topics that are a direct continuation of those at A-level and those that introduce you to new ways of thinking, such as the logical structure of arguments, the proper definition of mathematical objects, the design of sophisticated mathematical models, and the legitimacy of computations.

All of our courses follow the same core curriculum for the first two years, covering key areas of mathematics such as algebra, differential equations, and probability and statistics.

On the BSc in Mathematics, Optimisation and Statistics course, you will specialise in Optimisation and Statistics in your third year, when you take at least six modules from a variety of relevant topics such as applied probability, time series and scientific computation. You can choose your remaining optional modules from our extensive selection of topics in other areas of mathematics, many of which are linked to our cutting edge research.

The high level of shared content in the first two years means it is usually possible to transfer between any of our maths courses during this time (within stated restrictions) however, transfer onto the Year Abroad course must normally be done in your first year. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Successful candidates will receive one offer for one course from the Department, so you should apply to just one. There is no advantage in applying to multiple courses within Mathematics.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 GG31
Institution code I50
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 Not accepted
A level A*A*A Must include:

• A* in Mathematics
• A* in Further Mathematics
• A in a third subject

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D2, D3 Must include:

D2 in Mathematics
D2 in Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 39 points Must include:

7 in Mathematics at higher level
6 in another subject at higher level

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)

All IB and A-level Mathematics candidates (excluding those who wish to study Mathematics and Computer Science) who apply prior to 15 October are required to sit the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). Students with other qualifications are also encouraged to take this exam. The MAT allows us to have a common measure with which to benchmark all our applicants, regardless of which qualifications they are taking as well or those they already have.

The MAT is a paper-based, subject-specific admissions test which lasts 2.5 hours and takes place in early November. For more information about the test, visit the Admission Testing Service's website. You must register for the test before taking it.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic 62.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT) 92.0 Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £28,000 Whole course
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £28,000 Whole course
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition Fee information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/2019-20/ Scholarship information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/presidents-scholarships/

Provider information

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Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
Kensington and Chelsea
SW7 2AZ


Course contact details

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Ms Mel Peter, Head of Admissions

020 7589 5111

Fax: 020 7594 8004