The building blocks for everyday life
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.
What you’ll 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 two required modules:
The main focus of your final year is your individual project, which will make up one third of your credits.
How you’ll be taught and assessed
Lectures and seminars are the main mode of teaching. Some modules have practical computer classes. All modules are supported by extensive material provided online, including a discussion forum.
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.
Where you’ll go from here
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.
Emeritus Professor, University of Hull
How to get here
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.
You may be invited to interview if you can't offer any form of Further 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 equivalencies may be available
Pass with D3 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics
AAAAA including Mathematics
Our English language requirements for international applicants can be found on our Entry Requirements page
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