Undergraduate

Mathematics

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Appeal to future employers by tailoring your degree to your own interests, alongside studying core topics. Previous graduates have gone on to work in science and technology, banking and finance, government, and more.
Develop your understanding of both pure and applied mathematics and open up a range of careers with this accredited degree.
We offer a substantial bursary – worth up to £6,300 over three years – to students with good A level results, or equivalent.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), which puts you on the pathway towards Chartered Mathematician status.
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Explore pure and applied mathematics on this accredited course, and get a grounding in probability, statistics, numerical programming and more.

You’ll work on projects that will challenge your abilities across the field of mathematics and develop skills that are appealing to a number of employers.

Students with good A level results, or equivalent, may be eligible for our Gillian Stead Scholarship – worth up to £6,300 over three years.

  • 100%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • Your first step

    to Chartered Mathematician status

  • Get up to £6,300

    over 3 years for achieving good A level results 2

  • Learn

    under the guidance of expert teachers and researchers

  • Top 15 in the UK

    for Teaching Satisfaction 3

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About this course

We start with a core programme covering the foundations of mathematics and its applications. As the course progresses you can tailor your modules by specialising in areas that interest you.

You'll learn in small groups as part of our close-knit mathematical community under renowned researchers whose specialisms include fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, statistics, data science and industrial applications of mathematics.

And you’ll have regular tutorials throughout your degree, where you can raise questions and explore concepts in discussion with your peers. In short, this is a maths degree with a personal feel.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), which puts you on the pathway towards Chartered Mathematician status. But you’ll gain the foundation for any career requiring a strong mathematical background, such as in science and technology, banking and finance, data science, government, and more.

This research-informed degree also provides an ideal foundation for progression into further study, such as a Masters or PhD, in mathematics, data science or even an unrelated subject.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to give you the best possible start to your university studies, making sure you have all the essential skills you need to succeed. Through lectures and workshops we will teach you how to write in an academic style, how to find quality sources, how to reference work, culminating in writing up a mini-research project.

Core20 credits

Foundation Mathematics A

You will study pure mathematics topics, including proof, algebra, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, exponentials, logarithms, sequences and series. The applied topic is probability and statistics.

Core20 credits

Foundation Mathematics B

This module extends the knowledge gained in the Foundation Mathematics A - pure mathematics topics. You will also study functions and vectors. The applied topic is mechanics.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Physics 1

This is the first of two foundation year modules that prepare you for studying physics or mathematics at degree level. You will study the basics of mechanics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Physics 2

This is the second of two foundation year modules that prepare you for studying physics or mathematics at degree level. You will study the basics of oscillations, waves, and quantum and nuclear physics.

Core20 credits

Group Challenge (Sciences)

In a group, you'll formulate questions that can be tested by scientific investigations and take part in weekly workshops with academics.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Introduction to University Mathematics

Study logic, sets and rigorous proofs, which are fundamental to university-level maths. You'll solve mathematics problems using Python and produce professional mathematical reports in LaTeX.

Compulsory20 credits

Calculus

You'll study, for a function of a single real variable, the limit processes of differentiation and integration using logic and the language of set theory.

Compulsory20 credits

Numbers, Sequences and Series

This module introduces the basic number systems used in mathematics and the notion of limits. You'll evaluate limits of sequences and series and determine whether they converge.

Compulsory20 credits

Linear Algebra

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

Compulsory20 credits

Probability and Statistics

Learn how to use basic results from probability theory, such as standard probability distributions - and how to statistically estimate and test hypotheses of model parameters.

Compulsory20 credits

Modelling and Optimisation

You'll see how mathematics, in association with stated assumptions or physical laws, can be used to model processes and predict potential outcomes.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Vector Calculus

Study differentiation and integration of scalar-valued and vector-valued functions of several variables. You'll focus on applications to curves and surfaces in three-dimensional space.

Compulsory20 credits

Differential Equations

Explore solution-generating techniques including Wronskian procedures, Laplace transforms and the method of Frobenius, concluding with the more advanced application of Sturm-Liouville theory.

Compulsory20 credits

Analysis

What do we mean by saying that a function is continuous, smooth or differentiable? This module defines these and other statements about functions that we often take for granted.

Compulsory20 credits

Modelling and Mechanics

Further develop your modelling skills by applying the rules of mechanics. Topics covered include forces and moments, Newton’s Laws of Motion, as well as further dynamics, and how to use these techniques to solve real-world problems. You will have the opportunity to develop your group working, technical writing and communication skills.

Compulsory20 credits

Functions of a Complex Variable

On this module, you'll study differentiation and integration of a complex-valued function of a complex-valued variable. 

Optional20 credits

Partial Differential Equations

Study methods for solving first- and second-order partial differential equations, mainly for scalar-valued functions of two or more variables.

Optional20 credits

Statistical Models

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

Optional20 credits
7 Modules

Mathematical Project

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

Core40 credits

Differential Geometry

Study curves and surfaces in 3D using vector calculus, linear algebra and analysis. How do you make a map of the world? What is the Möbius strip? How curved is a sphere or a cube?

Optional20 credits

Numerical Computation with Python

Many real-world mathematics problems are too difficult to solve analytically to yield a nice closed solution. Learn how the original mathematical problem can be approximated by a numerical approach and how to implement this using Python.

Optional20 credits

Data Science

In this age of big data, the ability to analyse large datasets and extract useful information from them becomes increasingly important. This module focuses on several machine learning techniques that can be used for this. You will also learn how to use Python/R for data science applications.

Optional20 credits

Classical and Quantum Mechanics

Explore the strange quantum world where the behaviour of subatomic particles is described by integrals, complex numbers, and the rules of probability.

Optional20 credits

Mathematical Biology

Mathematical models can be applied to a wide range of applications in biology. Without assuming any prior biological knowledge, this module describes how mathematics can be used to understand topics that are encountered in biological applications such as population dynamics for a single population, interacting populations and law of mass action. This module emphasises model construction and development.

Optional20 credits

Fluid Dynamics

In this module, we study fluid-flow problems, which are important to the understanding of both the natural world and real-life engineering problems. Consequently, it is fundamental to the study of our environment pollution and its solution. This allows us an insight into the parameters associated with a more realistic scenario. Finally, fluid dynamics also provides a vital motivation of the importance of vector calculus.

Optional20 credits
7 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a 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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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 & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

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Superlab

Our Superlab has been fully refurbished as part of a significant investment in high-performance workstations, servers and social spaces.

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All of our students have access to powerful industry-standard software such as Python to develop your skills and prepare for your future career.

Brynmor Jones Library

One of the most eye-catching pieces of architecture on campus, our library offers round-the-clock access, more than a million books and over 400 open-access PCs.

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Future prospects

Our career-focused maths degree will help you gain skills that are in high demand with employers and open doors to a career in banking and finance, IT, the Civil Service, HM Revenue and Customs, management, and more.

At the end of the BSc, you could transfer onto our one-year taught mathematics MSc, which lets you access careers that require a postgraduate degree.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  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. 128 UCAS points (including 48 points in Maths) qualifies you for the Gillian Stead Bursary: £2,100 for first year students from the UK or the EU. Subject to results, you'll get a further £2,100 in each year of your degree.
  3. (13th) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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