Study Mathematics and Data Science at Hull

Develop your understanding of pure and applied maths, probability and statistics, and how to apply them to solve real-world problems. Or build a career that’s future-proofed by advancing your knowledge of data science across different sectors.

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A career-driven degree designed for your future

Mathematics is more than just numbers and data is one of the 21st century’s most valuable commodities.

At Hull, under the expert guidance of our renowned researchers and teaching staff, you’ll work on projects that will push and develop your abilities at the frontier of these subjects.

We offer the Gillian Stead Bursary worth up to £6,300 for high performing maths students, as well as a Foundation Year for applicants who don't meet the requirements for direct entry to the undergraduate degree.

Our courses in data science and artificial intelligence give you the platform to lead in this fast-moving field, whether you want to enhance your existing knowledge or change career.

Nationally, there is a shortage of qualified data practitioners – so the employment prospects couldn't be better – and our postgraduate degrees offer a route into the industry for everybody.


Career prospects

100% of our mathematics graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating, with multiple career pathways open to you.¹

£6,300 bursary

Maths students with excellent A level results, or equivalent, could qualify for the Gillian Stead Bursary – worth up to £6,300 over three years.


IMA accredited

Our maths courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, the first step towards Chartered Mathematician status.

£4.5 million

Learn in our new £4.5 million Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Modelling (DAIM) building, available exclusively to our data science students.

Top 15 in the UK

Mathematics at Hull is ranked 13th in the UK for Teaching Satisfaction.2

Hands on. Career focused. From day one.

A mathematics or data science degree will open doors to a variety of financially rewarding roles.

You'll gain skills that are in high demand, such as in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, with graduates progressing into careers in banking and finance, IT, the Civil Service, HM Revenue and Customs, management, and more.

Our MMath programme also provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue a PhD or a career in academic research.

students in the SuperLab Computer Suite
Computer Science students in the Super Lab

First stop: Your degree at Hull

Next stop:



Digital engineer

Data specialist



Learn in industry-standard facilities

Our students use well-equipped computer labs to learn how to use powerful numerical tools, such as Python, to tackle mathematical problems. Programming is an important aspect of our teaching and no previous experience is necessary.

Our campus also has our £4.5 million Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Modelling (DAIM) building, which houses the largest computational teaching space on campus.

Forge a career in data, no matter your background

The importance of data can be seen in almost every walk of life and our postgraduate degrees offer a route into this fast-paced industry for everybody.

If you've studied a module in maths, statistics, computing or data analysis on your undergraduate course, then you can apply to study it. Students have joined us from a range of STEM and non-STEM subjects – from English literature to computer science – and leave us ready to launch a career in the exciting world of data science and artificial intelligence.

We also offer a number of scholarships worth £10,000 each to support students from all backgrounds in the full-time study of the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

DAIM student Kuniko Azuma with lecturer

Get up to £6,300 when you study maths at Hull

Our Gillian Stead Bursary rewards high performing students with a cash award worth up to £6,300.

It is automatically applied in your first year if you have the qualifying number of UCAS Tariff points and grades, and will continue for up to three years of study depending on your marks.

The bursary is named after our alumni Gillian Stead who graduated from Hull with a first class degree in 1976 and went on to teach maths at A level and at the Open University. This memorial bursary was set up by her father to support students of the subject she loved.

The impact of our research stretches across the globe

Mathematics and data science is key in many of the biggest ground-breaking discoveries within the last 30 years.

It is vital to controlling pandemics, the design of novel technologies, the optimisation of industrial processes, predicting economic challenges and much more.

Our team is at the frontier of these problems and use state-of-the-art mathematics and data science techniques to address some of the world's biggest challenges.

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1. (Mathematics) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

2. (13th) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.