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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

In the foundation year, you will study specially designed modules to equip you with a solid background for first-year undergraduate mathematics.

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation Mathematics A
  • Foundation Physics 1
  • Foundation Mathematics B
  • Foundation Physics 2
  • Subject in Context Group Project: Maths and Physics

BSc (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

Your third year will usually be your placement year. You may want to consider a placement in banking, engineering, telecommunications or computer systems. During the course of the year, you will also have assignments to complete.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  26%  0%  74%
Y1  29%  0%  71%
Y2  30%  0%  70%
Industrial Placement  0%  100%  0%
Final  17%  0%  83%
FY  47%  28%  25%
Y1  65%  6%  29%
Y2  75%  0%  25%
Industrial Placement  0%  0%  100%
Final  51%  14%  35%

About the course

BSc Mathematics at Hull is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and provides students with the desirable, transferable skills highly valued by employers. Our programme prepares students for their future careers by allowing them to think conceptually and abstractly, along with posing considerable intellectual challenge.

There are four options for studying Mathematics at Hull. The foundation year is ideal if you do not have the academic background to allow for direct entry to a full degree. Choose to study a three-year degree, or boost your employability further by spending a year on an industrial placement or spend a year studying at Masters level after completing the BSc.

Students who obtain 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels, including an A in A level maths or equivalent, qualify for the Gillian Stead Bursary, a cash award worth £2,100 to UK/EU undergraduate students entering the first year of a BSc or MMath degree in Mathematics. Further awards of £2,100 will be made for each subsequent year of their undergraduate degree, subject to the achievement of an average mark of 65% at the end of the previous year of study.


BSc (Hons)

4 years


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

A degree in Mathematics from the University of Hull will open up opportunities to a wide range of careers, including: teaching, finance, engineering and many more. Our MMath programme in particular, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue a PhD or a career in academic research. It is estimated that over 70% of jobs today require mathematics of some description*, therefore a degree in Mathematics is highly regarded and respected by prospective employers.

You’ll develop a range of transferable skills including: data analysis, presentation and communication skills, and problem solving.

The University's Careers Service works alongside departments to enhance your career prospects, organising activities such as; CV writing, mock interviews, training for assessment centres and a series of career talks from employers and ex-students. They will be pleased to meet with you at any stage of your degree, and even after graduation - The University of Hull is one of the few universities which do not place a time limit after which support is withdrawn.

*Deloitte Survey