Why Herts?
  • We offer excellent career support both during and after your study at Herts. Many of our placement students start the final year of their degree with a job offer from their placement company which is financially and personally rewarding.
  • Many of your lecturers hold FHEA status and teaching qualifications, as well as being experts on their field. Their teaching methods are informed by current research and quality enhanced approaches. Find out more about research and researchers at Herts for Maths and Physics here.
  • Our maths graduates are in demand and well paid by employers. This is demonstrated by the most recent survey of Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) in which the average earnings of our upper quartile graduates, five years after graduation, were ranked 15th highest out of 63 universities at £44,600pa.

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) Mathematics
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 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.

·         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.

·        We are a research-active department undertaking internationally excellent research in mathematics and mathematical physics. Take a look at the latest exciting research, which will underpin and inform 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.

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Professional Accreditations

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

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

Careers

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. 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 actuarial, finance, 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 system 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 Centre 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. 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

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

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Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

Optional

Level 6

Core Modules

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.

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Entry requirements...

Standard entry requirements

2019 entry 

72-168 UCAS points 

To include A level Maths at Grade C or above or a BTEC qualification in Applied Science plus A level Maths at Grade C or above. Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall, 45 of these credits must be at Level 3. 15 of the Level 3 credits must be in Maths. IB must include Maths at HL grade 4 or above.

GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered 
- GCSE English language grade 4 or above
- IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

Find out more about International entry requirements.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

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
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply 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)
Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
We welcome applications from international and EU students