Mathematics (with a foundation year) University of Leicester


This is for you if... you want to study mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.

Our integrated Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) Foundation Year degrees are aimed at students who wish to study a STEM subject, such as mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
•By completing the STEM Foundation Year you will automatically progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.
•You will be taught by our expert academic staff from across a number of departments.
•The course does not require a maths test for entry, but it will cover the A-level maths syllabus and understanding of this will be measured before you progress.
•The course strongly emphasises the development of essential professional and personal skills, which are necessary throughout your studies and beyond.
•During your foundation year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all our support services.
•You will have a personal tutor to support you.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Please see website for further details.

Assessment method

As well as lectures, your course will involve regular group meetings, run by both staff and other students, where students’ work is discussed. You will gain experience in presenting mathematical arguments to fellow students, which will enhance and develop your presentation and communication skills.

Development of ICT and programming skills is an integral part of all our mathematics degrees. Through a combination of computer labs and dedicated modules, you will learn to use the computational functions in Excel, program in Matlab and VBA and use LaTeX for scientific writing. However, no previous knowledge of computing is needed for any of our degrees.

A typical week for a first or second year student might consist of nine or ten hours of lectures, about four hours of small group working and about three hours of problem classes or computer classes. You will also spend several hours a week on private study: review of lecture material, problem solving, additional reading and preparing for tutorials.

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 G199
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 BBB AS-level Mathematics or Physics must have been taken. If not, must have at least grade A*/A in GCSE Mathematics or Physics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Typically subject should be Engineering or a Physical Science. Please contact department to check subject suitability.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2018/9 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: