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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Mathematics

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: G100

What you'll study

Our Mathematics courses have been developed to help you gain an understanding of pure and applied mathematics, as well as a grounding in probability, statistics, and numerical programming. You will also learn how to code and solve mathematical problems with computers. The development of key communication skills is embedded within the curriculum.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Introduction to University Mathematics

    You will study logic, sets and rigorous proofs, which are fundamental to university mathematics. You will also learn to solve mathematics problems on the computer using MATLAB, and to produce professional mathematical reports in LaTeX.

  • Numbers, Sequences and Series

    This module formally introduces the basic number systems used in mathematics and introduces the notion of limits. You will also learn how to evaluate limits of sequences and series and how to determine whether they converge.

  • Calculus

    This module delivers essential core mathematics. You will study, for a function of a single real variable, the limit processes of differentiation and integration, using logic and the language of set theory.

  • Vector and Linear Algebra

    This module delivers essential core mathematics. You’ll explore the following themes: vectors, matrices, vector spaces, linear equation systems, and dimension.

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

    This module introduces the basic concepts of probability and statistics. You will learn how to use basic results from probability theory, standard probability distributions and how to statistically estimate and test hypotheses of model parameters.

  • Modelling and Mechanics

    See how mathematics in association with stated assumptions or physical laws can be used to model processes and predict potential outcomes. In particular, you will see how this applies to selected environmental issues and later to Newtonian mechanics and related topics from the physical world.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Analysis

  • Linear Algebra and Groups

    This module delivers essential core mathematics. You’ll explore the following themes: abstract vector space theory, linear maps, inner product spaces, group theory, and operation preserving maps.

  • Differential Equations

    Explore various solution generating techniques including Wronskian procedures, Laplace transforms and the method of Frobenius, concluding with the more advanced application of Sturm-Liouville theory and a brief introduction to Fourier analysis.

  • Functions of a Complex Variable

    You will study differentiation and integration of a complex-valued function of a complex-valued variable. You'll investigate power series expansions about isolated singular points of otherwise analytic functions, with application to the evaluation of improper real integrals.

Optional modules

  • Functions of a Complex Variable

    You will study differentiation and integration of a complex-valued function of a complex-valued variable. You'll investigate power series expansions about isolated singular points of otherwise analytic functions, with application to the evaluation of improper real integrals.

  • Practical Programming with MATLAB

    This module begins by understanding how computers compute and process numbers, and the surprising limitations of numerical mathematics. There are weekly practical lab and coding assignments dealing with various mathematical tasks (e.g. numerical integration, and solving differential equations).

  • Statistical Inference and Methods

  • Free Elective

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

The main focus in this phase of the course is your final-year project that will involve an in-depth study of a problem of your own choosing, drawn from the interests of a member of staff.

Core modules

  • Mathematical Project

    Under the supervision of your supervisor, you will perform an in-depth examination of a mathematical topic.

Optional modules

  • Advanced Mathematical Logic

  • Classical Harmonic Analysis

  • Numerical Analysis

    Many mathematical problems in the real world are too difficult to solve analytically to yield a nice closed solution (e.g. try solving x=sin x). Instead, you will see how the original mathematical problem can be approximated by a numerical approach and learn to analyse how close the resulting numerical solution approximates the (unknown) exact solution.

  • Differential Geometry

    Properties of curves and surfaces in 3D are studied using tools from Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Analysis. Some questions you will study include: How to make a map of the world? What is the Möbius strip? How curved is a sphere or a cube?

  • Game and Decision Theory

    This module introduces the basic notions from game theory and you will learn how to determine optimal strategies for non-cooperative and cooperative games. You will also learn how to make choices under uncertainty in the framework of decision theory.

  • Classical and Quantum Mechanics

  • Fluid Dynamics

    Using the techniques of vector calculus, you will derive the governing equations of a viscous, incompressible, Newtonian fluid. You will analyse the special case of an inviscid and irrotational fluid flow, before solving archetypical viscous fluid problems, for mainly planar or axial symmetric geometries.

  • Partial Differential Equations

    You will study methods for solving first- and second-order partial differential equations, mainly for scalar-valued functions of two (or more) variables. You will investigate existence and uniqueness and employ the methods of characteristics, separation of variables, Green's functions and integral theorems.

  • Statistical Models

    This module investigates non-parametrical tests, such as goodness-of-fit and rank tests. You will also learn how to use linear regression models and analysis of variance.

"There was a range of different modules you could choose. It was nicely split between the different types of Maths".

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More about this 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.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

30%

70%

Second year

31%

69%

Final year

17%

83%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

73%

27%

Second year

78%

22%

Final year

58%

9%

33%

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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100% of our mathematics students are in work or further study within six months of graduating, according to the HESA 2017 survey.

Students with great A level (or equivalent) results qualify for the Gillian Stead Bursary worth up to £6,300 over three years.

Our BSc Mathematics degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Mathematics at Hull is taught by renowned academics whose expertise underpins the modules you study.

Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level in Maths at Grade C or above.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 in HL Maths
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma:  suitable for Foundation Year only
  • Access to HE Diploma: Suitable for Foundation Year only.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £14,000 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

 

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