Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
“Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” - Shakuntala Devi
Want to use mathematics at the highest levels in the world of work or research? Then our four-year MSci programme is designed for you. We will challenge you to take your love of mathematics further and help you to develop an invaluable portfolio of skills that will set you apart in your future career. Guided by internationally recognised experts in the field, you will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of all the key methods and concepts of pure and applied mathematics, probability, statistics, financial mathematics and the mathematics of information in your first year. You will then be free to tailor your studies to the areas that interest you the most, thanks to the programme’s modular structure, and in year 4 you will have the opportunity to complete a supervised project, alongside further optional modules.
This programme is particularly aimed at those who want to explore the full breadth of mathematical fields, and go on to do postgraduate study or to pursue a scientific or technical career. Our graduates are in demand for their numeracy, analytical skills, data handling powers, logical thinking, advanced research skills and creative problem solving abilities. Our comprehensive curriculum is influenced by the department’s world-class research activities and you will study topics ranging from pure mathematics to mathematical modelling, discrete mathematics, statistics, cryptography, quantum mechanics, informatics, and financial mathematics. Our staff are involved in pioneering research that is making an impressive impact on the global stage and we offer an extensive array of postgraduate opportunities. We are internationally renowned for our work in pure mathematics, information security, quantum dynamics, statistics and theoretical physics.
Join our friendly and inspiring department and you will benefit from a thoroughly supportive learning environment. We offer small group tutorials, problem solving sessions, practical workshops and IT classes, as well as generous staff office hours and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. We also offer CV writing workshops and a competitive work placement scheme.
Take your love of mathematics to a higher levels and tailor your studies to your own interests, culminating in a supervised research project.
Learn from inspirational teachers. We rank second in the UK for our research impact and fourth for world leading or internationally excellent research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Feel at home in a lively, friendly department with a strong focus on small group teaching, where you will be known as an individual.
- We rank consistently highly for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey: 94% of our students say we are good at explaining things (NSS 2015).
Please refer to our website for information:
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required: Grade A in Mathematics
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not normally accepted without A-levels.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass in a relevant subject with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction, 15 of which must be in Maths units at Distinction. Plus A-level Maths grade A.
Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Including A in Maths|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,6,5 at Higher Level, including a 6 in Maths at Higher Level, with a minimum of 32 points overall|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3||Including H2 in Mathematics at Higher Level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Plus A-level Maths grade A.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus A-levels grades AB including Maths grade A.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - AAB||Including A in Maths|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on email@example.com to discuss your situation
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.