Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code GG12
Duration 5 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

The MMath Maths degree is our flagship course for those thinking of a career as a professional mathematician.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and 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.

Your placement year, which you'll complete between the third and final year of the course, is a great way to get experience of real-world mathematics and improve your CV.

A major component of the final year of the MMath course is a research project, which provides an opportunity for independent study, guided by a member of academic staff in their area of expertise.

You'll have plenty of opportunities to focus on your career and skills development, too. For example, we have modules on computer programming, statistics in society and secondary school teaching.

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 AAA including Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including A in Maths + A. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA including Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA including Maths
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

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.

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.

Apply for this course

Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply:

How to apply >

When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:

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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

Department website >

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Applicant open days
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