Study our Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) approved courses at our Preston Campus. They offer a broad range of topics to study and the freedom to shape your degree to your interests and career aspirations.

On our courses you’ll study the three areas of mathematics; pure, applied and statistics. You'll also get the chance to explore specialist areas such as cryptology, logic and mathematical biology. As you gain in-depth knowledge of mathematical theory you’ll also learn about its applications in the real world.

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Why choose us to study maths?

  • Our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). They meet the educational requirements of a Chartered Mathematician when followed by training and experience in employment.
  • We’re proud of the friendly and encouraging atmosphere on our courses. You’ll be taught by expert tutors with doctoral research degrees. And we keep class sizes small, so you’ll get lots of support.
  • You can complete a final year individual project or take part in our undergraduate research internship scheme. This will be under the guidance of a supervisor. You'll investigate, in-depth, an area or application of mathematics that particularly interests you.
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What careers can you have with a maths degree?

Mathematics graduates can be found throughout multiple industries. Business and commerce, in the public and private sectors, with large employers and in small organisations. Employers value the intellectual rigour and reasoning skills that mathematics students have. As well as their analytical approach to problem-solving.

Future careers for those studying mathematics:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Actuary
  • Data analyst
  • Statistician
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Private tutor
  • Research scientist (maths)
  • Financial manager
  • Financial trader
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The lecturers are extremely helpful and are more than willing to spend time ensuring you understand any challenging concept or theorem. Tutorials are good for getting answers to queries on a more one to one level. Lecturers really know their students.
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Beth Singleton
BSc (Hons) Mathematics
United Kingdom

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Meet the Mathematics team

You’ll be taught in a friendly and supportive environment by expert tutors with doctoral research degrees. Staff are engaged in a broad range of Mathematical research covering pure, applied and education focused maths. Find out more about the full research specialism and interests of staff from across the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.

Dr Davide Penazzi
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
School of Engineering and Computing

Davide teaches across a range of subjects for our Mathematics course. His expertise is in mathematical logic and topology. Davide's scholarship has led to collaborative projects with outdoor education practitioners and health practitioners on the effective methods to teach mathem…

Dr Christopher Powles
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Chris Powles has been a lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire since January 2011, and has been course leader for mathematics courses since August 2016. Between 2004-2011 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, …