University of Salford

Mathematics with Foundation Year University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate


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Mathematics is at the heart of many of civilisation's greatest achievements. Learn how to make an important contribution to the next generation of ideas with a Mathematics degree at Salford.

Our four-year BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year degree is designed to take you to an advanced level. Course modules blend applied methods with cutting-edge themes, like nanotechnology, economic stability and artificial intelligence. You’ll be encouraged to identify, evaluate and solve real-world problems. You’ll strengthen your knowledge of key principles such as linear algebra, calculus and probability. You’ll learn about mathematical modelling, with relevance to engineering and computing. You'll solve business and industrial mathematics real-world problems.

The Foundation Year provides subject knowledge and academic development, so you are confident and able for study on the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree course. Along with a broad introduction to the key mathematics topics, this learning pathway helps you to build effective communication and study skills. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remainder of your course.

Learning takes places in our Peel Park campus, minutes from bustling Manchester, a thriving commercial hub recently voted the most liveable city in the UK.* We place emphasis on your development by using small group teaching – a feature recognised by our students who gave us a 100% satisfaction rating in the 2018 NSS survey. With a focus on your future, we’ll also encourage you to complete a placement year in industry to develop your practical and theoretical knowledge, adding ‘with Professional Experience’ to your degree award.

• Learn to use tensors in the representation of physical phenomena and develop skills in vector calculus
• Develop a sound knowledge in probability models and distribution theory, building skills in statistics and data analysis
• Apply inviscid fluid dynamics techniques to important physical problems, such as hydrodynamics and aerodynamics
• Study the mathematics of graphical transformations and apply this through programming and computing
• Gain the mathematics skills ready to progress on to our BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

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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Course code G105
Institution code S03
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 64 - 72 points 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
From a minimum of one full A Level or equivalent.
A level 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level. Must include A-level Maths and Physics at Grade E.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Pass in Science Practical
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP MPP (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes both mathematics and physics modules.
MMP (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination.

To include Engineering or Science subjects for 64 point route
Access to HE Diploma QAA Approved Science/Engineering access courses considered with UCAS points equivalence of 64 - refer to Admissions Tutor
Scottish Higher 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level maths and Physics.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

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University of Salford
The Crescent
M5 4WT

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