Bachelor's Degree in Mathematical Sciences

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematical Sciences

Mathematicians are in demand across industry, finance, science and the arts, bringing analytical skills and problem-solving strategies to a range of issues. This maths degree is our most flexible course within mathematics, making you highly employable. Core areas include pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research. You can add options from other areas such as economics, sciences or languages.

The core of the course is based on our BSc mathematics degree and covers the foundations of algebra, calculus, number theory and statistics. You’ll investigate the applications of mathematics in a variety of contexts and use mathematical and statistical models.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • develop your abilities in problem-solving, accurate calculation and logical argument
  • be able to choose options from other subjects as well as specialise in actuarial and financial mathematics, operational research or statistics
  • use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students
  • use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package R
  • be able to take a minor subject to broaden your studies

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as group theory, the mathematics of nature and experimental design.

Admission requirements


AAB including Mathematics (minimum gradeA)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 points at Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (preferred mathematics module) at Higher Level Mathematics


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade B)
  • DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Operational Research I and Mathematical Computing

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Dynamics and Relativity
  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Number Theory
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Year 2

  • Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Algorithms
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Fields and Fluids
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Group Theory
  • Operational Research II
  • Statistical Distribution Theory
  • Statistical Modelling I
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Vector Calculus and Complex Variable

Year 3

  • Mathematics Project

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Actuarial Mathematics I
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Algorithms
  • Communicating and Teaching Mathematics
  • Complex Analysis
  • Desert Landscapes: Modelling and Measuring Aeolian Systems
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Fields and Fluids
  • Further Number Theory
  • Galois Theory
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Graph Theory
  • Group Theory
  • Hilbert Spaces
  • Integral Transform Methods
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Mathematical Investigation and Communication
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Mathematics Project
  • Maths and your Future
  • Numerical Methods
  • Optimization
  • Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmology
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Methods in Insurance
  • Statistical Modelling I
  • Statistical Modelling II
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Structure and Dynamics of Networks
  • Survival Models
  • Vector Calculus and Complex Variable

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of award: Mathematical Sciences
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

Employability is an essential part of our maths courses, ensuring you are equipped for a successful postgraduate career or further study. You will be able to take an optional ‘Maths and your Future’ module designed to boost your professional skills.

You’ll graduate with transferable skills that will qualify you to work in a range of fields and industries.

Our bachelor's in mathematics graduates have gone on to work as:

  • programmers
  • software developers
  • actuaries
  • economists
  • statisticians
  • accountants
  • business analysts
  • financial analysts
  • financial managers

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