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BSc (Hons)

Mathematics (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

This foundation year builds on your mathematical skills, preparing you for entry onto the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree.

A Foundation Entry course is ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Early on in the course you’ll attend a residential team building activity, so you’ll get to know staff and students, and develop friendships that’ll last throughout your studies.

The syllabus covers a range of mathematical topics, including the applications of mathematics in physics and engineering.

At the end of your foundation year, and with good grades, you can progress onto the mathematics degree, or onto a degree in physics, astrophysics, or engineering.

Why study with us

  • This course was ranked 1st in the UK with 100% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Our Maths Society provides opportunities to solve mathematical problems, attend maths-related events and share your passion for maths.
  • There are opportunities to go on international field trips which have an educational purpose. Previous students have been as far afield as Benin in West Africa.

What you'll do

  • You’ll study Foundation Maths modules and follow this up with either three physics or three computing modules.
  • You’ll develop important transferable skills such as teamwork and communication - important to employers, and useful in your studies.
  • Other key workplace skills you’ll acquire include analytical, investigative, problem-solving and self-management.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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  • This course is accredited by the IMA, the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The IMA award the Chartered Mathematician designation, which can be gained following further training and professional experience.

Future careers

Your Foundation Entry Mathematics degree is a stepping stone to a career in a many sectors, including finance, banking and insurance, business consultancy and operational research.

You could also work in defence and military industries, space science and astronomy, and natural and life sciences, medicine and health. Or enter the IT industries, computing and engineering, education and art, design and music sectors.

Mathematics degree graduates also progress on to MSc degrees and PhDs at universities across the UK – and we offer PhD studentships.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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