About the course

Explore the full range of modern mathematics as you gain fundamental knowledge and advanced mathematical and statistical skills. Mathematics holds the key to advances in virtually all areas of our lives, from finance to computing, logistics to medicine and travel to weather forecasting. If you’re looking for a career that involves shaping technological or scientific progress, mathematics is an ideal degree for you. What’s more, our flexible course allows you to specialise in whichever area of mathematics interests you most. You will find our friendly and personalised approach in the small group tutorial besides your day to day lectures. We have particular teaching expertise in various areas of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra, statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics. You can even choose to take a year out to study abroad or undertake a placement.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 BSc (Hons) Mathematics BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Why choose this course?

Our Mathematics degree is a highly flexible course that allows you to specialise in whichever area of Mathematics interests you the most.

·         All students study a common first year of the Mathematics degree, but in Years 2 and 3 there is a range of different options available for you to specialise in applied mathematics, financial mathematics, or pure mathematics.

·         We take pride in our student-focused approach to teaching Mathematics. Our School is well regarded for its friendly and professional environment, which allows us to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to be a successful mathematician. We will support you throughout your degree so that you can achieve your full potential.

·         Take a look at the latest exciting research we have been undertaking in the Maths department which underpins and informs your studies. 

·         You can always access additional support throughout your course with regular drop-ins at the University’s own Maths Support Service located in the Library and accessing specialised career support from the Career and Employment department.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IGradIMA)

What our
students say

If you fancy a challenge, choose maths! You can go into so many different things and the world’s your oyster.”

Amy Washington

Mathematics

Course details

Careers

The number of people working in jobs requiring numerical ability has been steadily rising in the UK in recent years. In the world of employment, maths graduates are in high demand for their skills in problem-solving, logical thinking and their ability to understand and interpret data. Recent maths graduates from the University of Hertfordshire have gone on to exciting careers in finance, actuaries statistics and data science, IT, business analysis, teaching and many more.

These careers are also well paid. According to data from the government’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) Data Analysis, the University of Hertfordshire is ranked 16th (out of 64 universities) for the highest quartile earnings for maths graduates five years after graduating.

Teaching methods

We use a variety of teaching methods in our Mathematics degree, ranging from small-group tutorials, to lectures, problem workshops and practical computing classes. Our teaching is supported by the University's e-learning systems Canvas and Panopto and it is possible to download lecture notes, assessments and submit coursework through StudyNet. We place particular emphasis on transferable skills, employability and project work throughout the degree.

You will meet your personal tutor on a regular basis in small-group tutorials, which are a great way of reinforcing the material that you learn in lectures. We also offer a wide variety of support throughout your degree, from your lecturers, the School’s Maths Support Service and peer support from our student proctor scheme. The Maths Support Service provides a one to one help with your mathematical problems.

Work Placement

All of our Mathematics degree programmes can be taken as a sandwich degree, with a professional placement year. We have a dedicated Placements Tutor in our School who, along with the Careers & Placements Service, will help you find and set up your placement. Within the UK our students have worked at Glaxo-SmithKline, Roche, NHS, Warner Bros, BAE Systems. A placement year greatly enhances your employability prospects (many of our placement students start the final year of their degree with a job offer from their placement company) and is financially and personally rewarding.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
Past students have gone on research and study abroad placements to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. Find out more about Study abroad opportunities. 

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's Study Abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Past students have gone on research and study abroad placements to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. Find out more about Study abroad opportunities

Structure

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Small Group Tutorial 0 Credits Compulsory
    Financial and Actuarial Mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mathematical Techniques 1 30 Credits Compulsory
    Linear Algebra 15 Credits Compulsory
    Numbers and Sets 15 Credits Compulsory
    Applications of Mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Basic Statistics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computational Modelling 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mathematical Techniques 2 15 Credits Compulsory
    Programming 15 Credits Compulsory
    Graduate Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
    Numerical Methods 15 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Markets and Portfolio Theory 30 Credits Compulsory
    Statistical Modelling 15 Credits Compulsory
    Small Group Tutorial (Level 5) 0 Credits Compulsory
    Career Planning and Development 0 Credits Compulsory
    Professional Teaching Skills 15 Credits Optional
    Number Theory 15 Credits Optional
    Algebra 15 Credits Optional
    Real Analysis 15 Credits Optional
    Differential Equations 15 Credits Optional
    Motion and Tensors 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Investigations in Financial Mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Nonlinear Optimisation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Mathematics & Derivative Pricing 30 Credits Compulsory
    Professional Placement 0 Credits Optional
    Space Dynamics 15 Credits Optional
    Year Abroad 0 Credits Optional
    Complex Analysis 15 Credits Optional
    Partial Differential Equations 15 Credits Optional
    Linear Optimisation 15 Credits Optional
    Further Algebra 15 Credits Optional
    Further Numerical Methods 15 Credits Optional
    Combinatorics 15 Credits Optional
    Nonlinear Systems 15 Credits Optional
    Placement with Study Abroad 0 Credits Optional
    Multivariate Statistics 15 Credits Optional
    Linear Modelling 15 Credits Optional
    Lagrangian Dynamics 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC IB requirement
    112 BBC: A minimum of a grade C required in Mathematics. DMM: Applied Science as well as A Level Maths grade C. 112 points: Must include maths at HL grade 4 or above.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    • Part Time, 5 Years
    • Sandwich, 4 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
    23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
    23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    23/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
    We welcome applications from international and EU students