3 years full-time (plus optional placement year)
AAA-AAB (full entry requirements)
September 2020 (term dates)
£9,250 per year (2020/21)
£17,890 per year (2020/21)
Mathematics underpins all modern science and technology, and mathematicians are in high demand across a variety of fields.
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.
With a BSc in Mathematics from York, you can develop valuable skills for careers ranging from finance and IT to weather forecasting and engineering.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Successfully completing your degree fulfils part of the educational requirement for chartered status.
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Our comprehensive tutorial and seminar system will support you throughout your degree.
You'll study a mixture of core and option modules. As you progress through your course you'll have more flexibility to study the topics which interest you.
Option modules are grouped into pathways, which lead to more advanced 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.
The first two years of the BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics (with a year in Europe) and MMath Mathematics are identical. You can switch between courses after you begin your studies, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
We also offer BSc Mathematics (with a year in Europe).
In your first year, you'll study a number of core modules which will give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics. They 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:
In Year Two, 40 credits come from four core modules. The other 80 credits come from option modules in two of three possible specialisms.
Choose two of the following options:
The main focus of your final year is your individual project, which is worth 40 credits. Alongside your project, you will choose eight 10-credit option modules.
Choose eight from the following options. The specialisms you choose during your second year will affect which options are open to you.
We also have some modules you can take no matter which second-year specialisms you chose. These may include:
You may replace up to 20 credits of optional modules with electives from other departments
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21 throughout the year.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
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.
A degree in mathematics helps you to harness the logic and problem solving skills needed to communicate complex ideas. These skills will be invaluable in whichever career path you choose to take.
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
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics|
|European Baccalaureate||85% average overall, including 85% in Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points overall, including HL 6 in Mathematics|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Next Step York, Realising Opportunities. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to two A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken into consideration when you receive your results.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|PTE Academic||55, with a minimum of 51 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||169, with a minumum of 162 in each component|
|TOEFL||79 overall, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing|
|Trinity ISE III||Pass in all components|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
We recognise the difficulties in taking English language tests due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have taken the decision to relax the English language requirements published above by 0.5 IELTS (or equivalent).
We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and are considering further options to support offer-holders in meeting their English language conditions. Further information about our responses to COVID-19.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
If we make you an offer, we'll invite you to visit the Department between November and April. 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. The interview is not part of your offer and you do not need to attend, but if you do, your offer could be reduced by one A level grade (or equivalent).
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