Mathematics University of Portsmouth



If you enjoy solving problems, applying logic to complex issues, and want to learn a skill set valued by many employers, this BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree course is the perfect choice.

You’ll tackle a blend of mathematical theory and practical application, setting yourself up for a career in anything from finance and IT to marketing and government research.

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 skills, experience and professionalism to work as a professional mathematician. It also allows you to become a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) more quickly, with additional experience and study after the course.

92% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)

98% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions

  • Cover topics like statistics, operational research and modelling

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

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

  • Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools

Careers and opportunities

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 household names, including:

  • IBM

  • L’Oréal

  • 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.

"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

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