Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code G102
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Mathematics Statistics

Any questions?

Lesley Hudson
Admissions Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999
Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/maths/prospectiveug

School of Mathematics and Statistics

94% of graduates in work or further study within 6 months
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016

Course description

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and can often switch between our degrees.

Your third year is spent at a European university learning mathematics in the language of the country. So you're prepared, you'll take appropriate language modules alongside your maths study in your first two years.

Entry to both the BSc and MMath with Study in Europe is through UCAS code G102.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including A in Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including A in Maths and B in at least AS Level modern foreign language+B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate ABB including A in Maths and B in at least AS Level modern foreign language+B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units+an appropriate modern foreign language qualification
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including grade D3 in Maths and grade B/M2 in at least AS Level or short course in a modern foreign language
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB including a modern foreign language+AB including grade A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Maths and grade B in at least AS Level modern foreign language
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Grade A / 8 in a Modern Language or higher qualification
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Mathematics and Statistics website

First year

Core modules:

Mathematics Core 1
Mathematics Core II

Optional modules:

Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Numbers and Groups
Vectors and Mechanics

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra

Optional modules:

Algebra
Analysis
Differential Equations
Statistical Inference and Modelling
Career Development Skills
Mathematics and Statistics in Action
Mechanics and Fluids
Probability Modelling

Third year

Optional modules:

Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Mathematics and Statistics Project II
Project Presentation in Mathematics and Statistics

Optional modules:

Algebraic Topology
Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
Functional Analysis
Stochastic Processes and Finance
Topics in Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Operations Research
Advanced Particle Physics
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Analytic Number Theory
Bayesian Statistics
Computational Inference
Extended Linear Models
Fields
Financial Mathematics
Galois Theory
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Machine Learning
Magnetohydrodynamics
Mathematical modelling of natural systems (Advanced)
Measure and Probability
Medical Statistics
Optics and Symplectic Geometry
Signal Processing
Statistical Programming in R

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 23%
Independent study 77%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 69%
Coursework 24%
Practical 8%

School of Mathematics and Statistics

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. With modules in finance, engineering and medical applications, we showcase the wide-ranging relevance and importance of mathematics.

Degree-level maths is about finding ways to answer big questions. You'll explore how mathematicians have tried to answer similar questions in the past. You'll also learn how to construct logical arguments with reasoned conclusions.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics,probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and may have the option to switch between our degrees. You'll have the chance to study scientific programming and simulation, and practical and applied statistics. You'll have plenty of opportunities to focus on your career and skills development too.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

What our graduates do

In the age of big data, major companies are increasingly reliant on graduates with numerical skills.

Our graduates go on to finance-related careers: accountancy, actuarial work, public finance, insurance. There are lots of other choices too, including: teaching, advertising, software development, operations research, drug development and meteorology.

Employers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, GCHQ, British Airways
and the European Space Agency.

Many of our graduates choose further study at Masters and PhD level.

Student profile


From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. You'll be able to focus on the areas that interest you the most and complete your own research project, which provides a great foundation for a future career. Plus, you'll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded students and world-class academics.

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Contact us

Lesley Hudson
Admissions Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999
Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk

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