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Mathematics

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,B,B

AAA/A*AB where the first grade quoted is Mathematics, AAB/A*BB including Further Mathematics and where the first grade quoted is Mathematics, or AAB/A*BB where the first grade quoted is in Mathematics plus A in AS Further Mathematics. Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Normally only accepted in combination with grade A in A Level Mathematics or equivalent.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M1,M2

D3 D3 M2 or D2 M1 M1 where the first grade quoted is in Mathematics OR D3 M1 M2 or D2 M2 M2 including Further Maths where the first grade quoted is Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (Mathematics: Analytics and Approaches is preferred).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics.

BTEC qualifications in relevant disciplines are considered in combination with other qualifications, including grade A in A-level mathematics, or equivalent.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B,B

Suitable combinations of Scottish Higher and Advanced Highers are acceptable, though mathematics must be presented at Advanced Higher level. A typical offer is AAAABB including grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

136-186

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Mathematics

Mathematics is key to the sciences and to a cross-section of business disciplines. The ongoing drive for economic efficiency, the increasing importance of technology and big data, and new emerging areas such as climate science all mean that mathematics continues to have a significant impact on the world. Demand for mathematics skills comes from all sectors – from business and technology to science, research and development and IT – and the career options available are varied and rewarding.

Studying Mathematics at Leeds will enable you to develop a range of core mathematical skills as well as enhancing your abilities in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making – all of which are highly valued by employers. You can also opt to explore topics as diverse as fluid mechanics, cosmology, topology, and numerical analysis, and you can choose to specialise in a particular area of interest or delve into several different areas. Choosing the MMath, BSc degree is particularly suitable if you wish to work closer to the frontiers of research, or to use mathematics at a higher level in your career.

Here at Leeds, we understand the importance mathematics has in everyday life, which is why we have one of the largest mathematics research departments in the UK and our courses are shaped by the latest thinking. This will equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and experience you need to begin your career in this highly valued specialism.

**Why study at Leeds:**
- Graduate with a degree from a university ranked in the World top 100, QS World University Rankings 2022, and accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

- Our courses are shaped by our leading research in areas such as probability and financial mathematics, modern applied statistics, and analysis.

- Put theory into practice with access to modern facilities and computing equipment, complemented by social areas, communal problem-solving spaces and quiet study rooms.

- Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our paid industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.

- Benefit from our close links with organisations like Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

- Benefit from our partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mathematics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,600
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
25%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Administrative occupations: finance

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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