University of Portsmouth

Mathematics University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate


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If you've got a head for numbers and want to see where your mathematical skills can take you professionally, this 4-year MMath Mathematics integrated Master's degree course is the ideal choice.

The course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single programme. You'll develop your mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills and get an in-depth knowledge of calculus, algebra and computational mathematics.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK's professional body for mathematicians. This assures employers that you have the skill, experience and professionalism to work as a professional mathematician. It also allows you to become a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) after the course.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions, and cover topics such as statistics, operational research and modelling

  • Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems

  • Have the option to take an undergraduate ambassador module in your third year and spend rewarding time in a local school

  • Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software

  • Spend your penultimate year learning advanced principles, then focus your studies on your project choice in your final year

Careers and opportunities

Mathematics graduates are valuable in many different areas of business. When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job or PhD research position that puts your skills to work.

What can you do with a Mathematics degree?

Past students on this course have gone into areas such as:

  • operational research

  • medical statistics in pharmaceutical companies

  • meteorology

  • engineering design

  • academic research

  • accounting

  • insurance

  • retail management

  • government research

After you the leave the University, you'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"The course is really interesting and the lecturers are fantastic – I completed a module based on mathematical ciphers, which was a lot of fun." Pippa Cooke, Mathematics Student

Course details


What you'll study on this MMath Mathematics degree course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

Calculus I
Computational Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Mathematical Foundations
Mathematical Models
Statistical Theory and Methods I

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
Calculus II
Mechanics and Dynamics
Numerical Analysis
Real and Complex Analysis

Optional modules in this year currently include:

Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
Institution-wide Language Programme
Operational Research
Statistical Theory and Methods II
Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Placement year (optional)

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have been on placement with prestigious household names, including:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Transport for London

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

Nonlinear Dynamics
Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications

Optional modules in this year currently include:

Abstract Algebra
Advanced Analysis
Advanced Decision Modelling
Financial Derivative Pricing
Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
Modern Astrophysics I
Projects in Mathematics
Quantitative Supply Chain Management
Statistical Learning
Statistics Methods in Health Research and Social Science
Stochastic Processes
Undergraduate Ambassador

Year 4

Core modules in this year include:

Advanced Mathematical Methods
Fluid Mechanics
Mathematical Modelling
Scientific Computing and Data Analytics

There are no optional modules in this year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

written exams
practical exams
in-class tests

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
Year 3 students: 68% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 30% by coursework
Year 4 students: 100% by coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 - 144 points 128-144 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 40 points from Mathematics.
A level 128-144 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with Mathematics at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 128-144 points to include A level Mathematics at grade B.
Access to HE Diploma 128-144 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 52-60 to include M2 in Mathematics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 - 28 points 27-28 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 6 points from a Higher Level in Mathematics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 - H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 at Higher Level, to include Higher Level Mathematics at H3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 128-144 Tariff points to include 40 points from Advanced Level Mathematics.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54.0 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISE Pass Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,500 Year abroad of a language course £2,500. For further fee information please see **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

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