AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics (full entry requirements)
3 years full-time
Mathematics underpins all modern science and technology, and mathematicians are in high demand across a variety of fields. With a BSc in Mathematics from York, you can develop valuable skills for careers ranging from finance and IT to weather forecasting and engineering.
University maths is about studying patterns in numbers, geometry and many other abstract concepts. It's also about applying those concepts in practical problem solving.
Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study.
You'll spend around a quarter of your time in scheduled teaching. University maths is full of new concepts and requires more 'thinking time' than school maths.
Optional modules are grouped into pathways so you can see how your choices lead to other modules in subsequent years. You don't have to take modules from just one pathway, and in some cases you will need to select from more than one.
Pure Mathematics — Develops abstract concepts and techniques in analysis, algebra, geometry and number theory.
Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics— Focuses on mathematics inspired by problems arising in the natural sciences.
Statistics and Mathematical Finance — Applies maths to analyse data and make predictions about the future, and to model the behaviour of financial markets.
The first-year modules of your BSc in Mathematics will give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics. They'll also provide a platform for specialisation later in the degree.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll take four required modules:
The main focus of your final year is your individual project, which will make up one third of your credits.
You'll also choose optional modules from our list of third-year module options. You may replace up to 20 credits of optional modules with electives from other Departments
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.
Lectures, seminars and problem classes are the main mode of teaching. Some modules have practical computer classes. All modules are supported by extensive material provided online, including discussion forums.
In your first year small group tutorials of 8-10 discuss core mathematical ideas. They also develop the skills you'll need in employment such as communication and group work. Your development will continue with programming skills and an individual project in the second year followed by a larger project in the final year.
Small fortnightly seminars and larger fortnightly problem classes support all lecture courses through the degree; a regular pattern of work that will keep your study on track. As you specialise in the third year your lectures are usually smaller and more interactive.
Your assessments will mainly be examinations and regular coursework. In your third year, you'll do an individual project that combines a final report, poster presentation, and short written assignments.
Many careers rely on logic and problem solving. A BSc in Mathematics helps you harness those skills to communicate complex ideas, an asset for any career.
The Department offers an impressively comprehensive array of modules covering a wide range of mathematical topics ... York graduates are well placed in the job market and justifiably confident upon entry into postgraduate study.Ekkehard Kopp
Emeritus Professor, University of Hull
All applications must be made through UCAS. Accepted applicants will be invited to visit the Department between November and April. That's when you can meet our current students and staff, and have a one-to-one conversation with a member of academic staff.
One of the following:
The Department accepts all A level subjects, except for Modern Foreign Languages taken by native speakers.
We will offer you an interview if you present with a strong school performance and application form. Although the interview is not part of your offer and you do not need to attend, if you do, your offer could be reduced by one A Level grade or equivalent.
Pass with D3 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics
AAAAA including Mathematics
36 points overall, including HL 6 in Mathematics
AAAAAB including A1 in Mathematics
85 per cent average overall, including 85 per cent in Mathematics
Country-specific information about accepted qualifications and equivalent grades may be available