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Mathematical Science  BSc (Hons) / MMath (Hons)

This Mathematical Science course provides an introduction to a wide range of mathematical techniques. A central theme is to apply abstract and logical methods to a wide variety of problems.


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The Civil Service, government agencies and research establishments require mathematicians, as do large corporations, public utilities and financial companies. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with skills for a wide variety of careers in industry, commerce, education and research.

The MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science is an integrated Masters degree and is a four-year version of the corresponding three-year degree. The BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) have the same entry requirements in Year one and students can transfer to the MMath (Hons) after obtaining a 60% average in Year two.

Why study Mathematical Science at City?

  • You have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement scheme with a salary typically between £15,000 and £22,000 pro rata per year.
  • Our graduates are highly sought after in many different roles and many of our graduates secure careers in the financial sector. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to graduate roles at Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Lloyds TSB, KPMG, Natwest, John Lewis, British Museum, UK Border Agency, Orange and Sainsbury's.
  • This degree can be taken to either the BSc (Hons) or MMath (Hons) level. The MMath (Hons) is an enhanced first degree requiring an extra academic year of study that includes more advanced topics.

Student testimonial

nullAnneka Ruparelia - 3rd year Mathematical Science student

What do you think of City University London?

City University London has excellent links to major employers, and this was one of the key factors that attracted me to study here. The careers department organise a series of workshops and presentations by leading top firms, and their great advice helps students who are searching for an internship or placement year.

What do you like about the course?

I like the variety of module options that the course has to offer ranging from Pure Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Statistics and Computing. I also like the fact that the lecturers are always willing to give you further support with your studies, if required.

What skills are you learning?

The course has enabled me to enhance many skills such as problem solving and teamwork. Coupled with regular coursework and tests, it has also helped to develop my time-management skills.

Why you think someone should take the course?

Mathematics is a challenging course which caters for those who have a thirst for logical analysis. This well respected degree opens doors for a variety of careers and provides a great foundation for further studies.

What year are you in?

I'm currently in my final year.

Have you done a placement/intern - if so what was it and who was it with?

Yes, I did a placement year at Harrods in their Finance department as a Business Analyst. The placement was a fantastic experience and was one of the main factors that helped me to secure a graduate job at PwC (subject to attaining a minimum grade of 2:1).

Entry Requirements:

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.

Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000

Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:


Entry Requirements

For entry in 2014

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level mathematics at grade A/120 points.


English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score, with at least 6.0 in each of the four sub components
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014


BSc (Hons) - 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement;

MMath (Hons) - 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement

Course Content

This course focuses on wide range of advanced mathematical topics. It develops a students ability to think both abstractly and logically while developing their knowledge of higher level mathematical techniques.

Course Structure

Year one

In year one, you will concentrate on basic mathematical techniques.

Core modules:

  • Algebra
  • Ciphers and number theory
  • Computational mathematics
  • Functions, vectors and calculus
  • Mathematical communication
  • Probability and statistics
  • Programming.

Year two

Core modules:

  • Calculus and vector calculus
  • Complex variable
  • Linear algebra
  • Real analysis.

Final year (BSc (Hons)) / Year three (MMath (Hons)) 

Core modules:

  • Mathematical methods
  • Group project.

MMath (Hons) students will also study two compulsory special topics.

Final year (MMath (Hons))

The fourth year contains compulsory modules on special topics and a second project.

Read the full BSc (Hons) programme specification

Read the full MMath programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

Excellent facilities have been developed so that lectures and tutorials are supported through PC-based laboratory sessions and web-based learning material. Tutorials give you an opportunity to discuss the content of your lectures or coursework with a member of our academic staff. A particular feature of our course is the weekly small-group tutorial for first year students, which provides intensive individual assistance in the early stages of the course.

Assessment is based on coursework, project work and examinations. Marks for the BSc (Hons) course are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6 for the three years to produce an overall aggregate. For the MMath (Hons) course, the marks are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6:6 for the four years. A professional placement will not contribute to the final degree classification but will be indicated on the degree certificate.


  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.


You may take a one-year placement in industry between the second and third years of your BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) degree course. During the first and especially the second year, you will receive careers support to help you to identify, and apply for, placements.

Career Prospects

The Mathematical Science BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) degrees equip students with a range of mathematical skills. Graduates have gone on to various careers in business, finance, the Civil Service, teaching and accountancy.

Professional accreditation

Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemptions from some professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries.

Mathematical Science

UCAS code: G100

Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2014 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.


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