4 years full-time
AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics (full entry requirements)
September 2017 (term dates)
£9,250 per year (2017/18)
£16,290 per year (2017/18)
Mathematics is universal, no matter what language you speak.
A Maths degree is also one of the most sought-after qualifications by key employers.
At York, our Maths degree is about studying patterns in numbers, geometry and many other abstract concepts. It's also about applying those concepts in practical problem solving.
Learn about a student's recent experience in Germany: Ben's Story.
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting, in part, the educational requirement for chartered status.
Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study.
Our comprehensive tutorial system will support you throughout your degree
Our department hosts visits, seminars and lectures from many distinguished mathematicians.
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.
The first two years of the BSc and the Europe Abroad programmes are identical. This means it's possible, subject to satisfactory academic progress, to switch between the two.
The first-year modules of your course 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 module 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:
You'll also take additional modules from in two of the following areas: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistical and Financial Mathematics. You may replace up to 20 credits of optional modules with electives from other Departments.
You'll spend Year Three at a university abroad, usually in Germany, France, or Spain. You'll be taught in the language of the host country. You're encouraged to branch out and explore the wide range of modules.
Intensive and advanced language courses are sometimes available in the continental university. You'll also have the opportunity to study the relevant language during your first and second years at York.
The main focus of your final year is your individual project, which makes up one-third of your final year:
* Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
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.
You will be based in the Department of Mathematics which is on Campus West. Teaching will take place at a variety of locations across Campus West including in the Physics and Electronics building, Derwent and Vanbrugh.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Your assessments will mainly be examinations and regular homework. For the year abroad, assessment is based on coursework, examinations and a report submitted on returning to York. The mark for this year is not combined with the rest of the degree but stands alone.
In your fourth year you'll do a final project that combines a final report, poster presentation, and short written assignments.
Many careers rely on logic and problem solving. A maths degree harnesses those skills to communicate complex ideas. This can be an asset for any career. Spending a year in Europe will enhance your language skills and employability even further.
One of the following:
The Department accepts all A level subjects, except for Modern Foreign Languages taken by native speakers.
|Cambridge Pre-U||Pass with D3 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics|
|European Baccalaureate||85 per cent average overall, including 85 per cent in Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points overall, including HL 6 in Mathematics|
|Irish leaving Certificate||AAAAAB including A1 in Mathematics|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||AAAAA including Mathematics|
Country-specific information about accepted qualifications and equivalent grades may be available.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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.
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.
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