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Find out what it's like to study mathematics and statistics at the University of Sheffield

Student stories

Undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Statistics

Our courses are designed to equip you with the tools that every mathematician needs. Algebra and calculus will get you on the right track, then you can choose the subjects that interest you the most. Topics range from codes and cryptography to game theory, mathematical biology to medical statistics, and signal processing to fluid mechanics.

You'll have lots of freedom, choice and flexibility. You can even spend part of your degree in another country, or take a dual degree and study another subject such as accounting, computing, economics, management or philosophy.

Entry requirements

AAB-AAA – including Mathematics, language courses require additional language qualification

Entry requirements

See also: Further Mathematics A Level, TMUA and STEP

Our courses

We also run a range of dual degree courses with other departments at the University of Sheffield: Dual courses

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Inspirational teaching

Sheffield mathematics and statistics students learn in lots of different ways. In lectures, experts will introduce you to key concepts and the latest research, and in small group tutorials, you'll work through mathematics problems and increase your specialist knowledge with supportive academic staff.

You'll also have the chance to learn to use specialist mathematics and statistics software, and complete research projects that tie your skills and knowledge together.

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Research projects

Lots of modules include mini-research projects, and if you do one of our research-intensive MMath degrees, you'll spend a third of your final year working on a major independent research project.

You can also apply to join the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience scheme and do a summer placement with one of our researchers.

I managed to go to the British Conference for Undergraduate Research, and I feel these experiences have helped boost my confidence.

Jordan Williamson, MMath Mathematics  READ MORE


Jordan Williamson


Ambassadors Scheme

On this module, our students can gain course credit for working as student tutors in local schools.

Grace Charalambous

I have learnt how to take a more independent approach in my actions, my time management skills have strengthened and I feel as though my communication skills have also improved.

Grace Charalambous, BSc Mathematics with Spanish

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Tom Miner

The joy of a maths degree is it can take you down a wide range of possible career paths and the transferrable skills you can pick up are applicable in almost any workplace.

Tom Miner, Finance Manager, 
Unilever  READ MOre

Careers in maths and statistics

Mathematics and statistics graduates are essential to the world's economy, particularly in the age of big data.

Many of our students go on to apply their numerical skills in the financial sector, but there are a growing number of other industries that need graduates with the ability to process and analyse large data sets, solve problems with mathematical precision and make informed decisions by interpreting figures.

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Sheffield – a city like no other

Choose Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a city that's one of the best in the UK for student life. Our students have voted us top in the Russell Group for student experience.

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The UK's number one students' union

Our students' union is consistently recognised as the best in the country. The entertainment and the social life are first rate. But the awards also reflect how effective our students' union is at representing students.

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Award-winning accommodation

Our accommodation has been voted top five in the UK for four years running. The residences are walking distance from campus and city, and your bills, free internet and contents insurance are included in the package.

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