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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. We have particular teaching expertise in various areas of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra, statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics.

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. We have particular teaching specialisms in various areas of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra, statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics. All students study a common first year of the Mathematics degree, but in Years 2 and 3 there are 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.

Professional Accreditations

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

Accredited by the Institute of Analysts and Programmers (GradIAP), depending on modules studied.

What our maths
students say

After finishing my maths degree at University of Hertfordshire, I got a place on a graduate scheme with Kuehne and Nagel. For my first 2 years I will specialise in our oil and gas department. I’m very excited, I move to Aberdeen in March, and have to remain mobile within the UK for 2 years and then will have the opportunity to work abroad.

I am grateful to the University of Hertfordshire for many things but most notably for the discipline it has taught me. Working to deadlines, being versatile and working to my full potential even when out of my comfort zone are all skills I will never lose. The main tool I use every day is optimising fleet.

It goes without saying I would never have been considered for the job without my maths degree. The University of Hertfordshire taught me the importance of communication, and this has really contributed to the successful start to my career.

Rachel Atherton

Maths Graduate

Course details


Britain has a national shortage of mathematics graduates, so once you graduate you’ll be highly valued and able to apply your skills to an exceptionally wide range of careers. A small selection of careers that our previous graduates have pursued are financial consultants, business analysts, engineering consultants, programmers, statisticians, credit analysts, meteorologists, environmental analysts, teachers, actuaries and many more.

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 system StudyNet 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 Centre and peer support from our student proctor scheme.

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 IBM, Microsoft, the National Audit Office, RFI Global Services, and Barclays Capital. Many of our graduates go on to work or postgraduate study at their placement hosts.

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


Level 4

Core Modules

  • Small Group Tutorial - 0 Credits
  • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics - 15 Credits
  • Mathematical Techniques 1 - 30 Credits
  • Linear Algebra - 15 Credits
  • Numbers and Sets - 15 Credits
  • Applications of Mathematics - 15 Credits
  • Applications of Computing - 15 Credits
  • Basic Statistics - 15 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Mathematical Techniques 2 - 15 Credits
  • Graduate Skills - 0 Credits
  • Real Analysis - 15 Credits
  • Differential Equations - 15 Credits


  • Programming - 15 Credits
  • Dynamics - 15 Credits
  • Professional Teaching Skills - 15 Credits
  • Number Theory - 15 Credits
  • Algebra - 15 Credits
  • Numerical Methods - 15 Credits
  • Financial Markets and Portfolio Theory - 30 Credits
  • Statistical Modelling - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Complex Analysis - 15 Credits
  • Investigations in Mathematics - 15 Credits


  • Professional Placement - 0 Credits
  • Waves and Fluids - 30 Credits
  • Space Dynamics - 15 Credits
  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Partial Differential Equations - 15 Credits
  • Linear Optimisation - 15 Credits
  • Further Algebra - 15 Credits
  • Dynamics and Geometry - 15 Credits
  • Further Numerical Methods - 15 Credits
  • Nonlinear Optimisation - 15 Credits
  • Combinatorics - 15 Credits
  • Nonlinear Systems - 15 Credits
  • Placement with Study Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Multivariate Statistics - 15 Credits
  • Linear Modelling - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 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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Other financial support

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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.

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17/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)
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