Mathematics is our most popular degree course. It gives you the strongest mathematical foundations, and the greatest flexibility to specialise within mathematics, according to your interests and aspirations. You can study a range of topics such as mathematical logic, statistics or fluid dynamics, and applications to other areas, such as education, computing, cosmology or finance.
In most cases, it doesn’t matter which you apply for, as both have the same entry requirements and the first two years are identical. If you don’t yet know which one you want to do, we suggest you apply for the MMath as it will be straightforward to transfer to the BSc later if you wish.
Both degrees are also available with the Year in Industry and Study Abroad scheme.
Enhancing your degree
In 2015, the School of Mathematics went through a major refurbishment to provide our students with a variety of new study environments. The School of Mathematics now has social areas, group study areas, a library and seminar room which encourages student interaction, as well as a Research Visitors Centre and a Mathematics Active Learning Lab.See what the School looks like and hear about it from students in this series of short videos.
The first year of study contains an introduction to all the main areas of mathematics. In the second year there are a number of core modules plus a wide choice from many aspects of mathematics (e.g. algebra, geometry, logic, analysis, fluid dynamics and relativity). The third and fourth years are devoted to advanced courses chosen from pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, alongside completing a final year project.
In each year of this degree, up to 1/6 of your study (20 credits) can be on elective discovery modules from across the University, in areas such as Art, Business, Design, Education, Environment, History, Languages, Law, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Theology, etc.
Our academic staff have extensive research interests. This means that you benefit from an equally wide choice of up-to-date options when selecting modules. You will graduate as a multi-skilled mathematician, perhaps with particular expertise in an area of interest or suitable for future career plans.
Details of typical modules/components for this course will be published on May 1st. These may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
You’ll be taught through lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes. You’ll enjoy extensive tutorial support and have freedom in your workload and options.
Read more about teaching and assessment on the School website.
You’re assessed by a range of methods, including formal exams and in-course assessment.
Read more about teaching and assessment on the School website.
A-level: AAA - A*AB
AAB or A*BB, including further mathematics A-level.
AAB or A*BB, PLUS Grade A in AS-level further mathematics.
We always require at least grade A in A-level mathematics. If you are taking further mathematics at A-level or AS-level, we usually make an additional alternative offer. In all cases, the first grade quoted is the mathematics A-level.
We don’t accept general studies or critical thinking but may take account of these at the confirmation stage.
Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.GCSE:
You must also have GCSE english at grade C or above (or equivalent).
Normally only acceptable in combination with grade A in A-level mathematics, or equivalent.
BTEC qualifications in relevant disciplines are considered in combination with other qualifications, including grade A in A-level mathematics, or equivalent.
Either D3/M1/M1 or D2/M1/M2. If further mathematics is being taken we ask for D3/M1/M2 or D2/M2/M2. In all cases, the first grade quoted is in mathematics.
35 points overall (17 at higher level including 6 points in mathematics).
Grades AAAAAB at Higher Level overall (including grade A1 in mathematics).
Suitable combinations of Scottish Higher and Advanced Highers are acceptable, though mathematics must be presented at Advanced Higher level. A typical offer is AAAAB including grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.
Where students are offering three A-levels plus the Welsh Baccalaureate, they will receive an alternative offer of Grades AAB or A*BB in three A-levels (the first grade quoted is A-level mathematics) PLUS a C grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Core Certificate.
We also welcome applications from students on the Northern Consortium UK International Foundation Year programme, the University of Leeds International Foundation Year, and other foundation years with a high mathematical content. Read more on the School Foundation year programmes page.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Read our overseas entry requirements.
If you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly to level one, you might consider studying a foundation year. We have formal links with the following foundation year programmes:
If you are applying from an alternative foundation year provider, please contact our admissions team to find out if your qualification is suitable for entry to our courses.
IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If youre unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £16,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2018 will be confirmed in September 2017.
The fee is likely to increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% for 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in 2017 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course. Read the full government statement
The UK government has also confirmed that non-UK EU students in 2018-19 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
A mathematics degree can take you down many career paths into some of the highest paid and most satisfying roles in employment.
In virtually all areas of life - science, industry and commerce, community, design, engineering, manufacturing and finance - maths is a skill that is valued highly by employers. A maths degree will not only equip you with subject-specific knowledge, but also with analytical skills, as well as writing, problem-solving, presentation, communication, team-working and computing skills.
One way to develop your employability skills is through our second year `Maths at Work’ module which focuses on improving skills used in a work environment. This is done through a group project, which involves team work, communication and presentation skills. Also, throughout the course, employers and careers advisers deliver talks.
We take your employment prospects seriously. Read more about how the School and the University help you with employability. We can even help you to start your own business through our Enterprise Scholars scheme.
Throughout your degree course we will make sure that you have the support and opportunity to develop the skills and experience required to make the most of your career choices. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
You can get some great work experience which can be featured on your CV via our Industrial Placement scheme or by securing a part-time job through the Student Union's Joblink. You could also look at the volunteering opportunities available through the Student Union which will help you in your personal development.
All of these opportunities can really help you stand out from the crowd.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
The Study Abroad scheme offers you the opportunity to spend your third year at a host institution overseas, returning to complete your degree after four years. Spending a year, living and studying in another country, is a unique experience. Unlike the passing tourist, you have the chance to totally immerse yourself in another culture. You will gain unforgettable experiences and memories, together with the development of practical language skills and new contacts. These are benefits you will draw upon in your business and personal life for years to come.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.
The year in industry scheme gives you the opportunity to spend a year working for a company, returning to complete your degree. The extra experience you will gain from a year in industry will go a long way to boosting your self confidence, not only in your chosen subject area, but in the marketplace generally. Employers love the fact that graduates already have work experience and it can make all the difference in interviews when you are competing with other graduates.
During your year in industry you will have an industrial supervisor who will be someone employed in your chosen company, plus an academic supervisor from the School of Mathematics who will keep in touch, visit you at work, and take responsibility for your progress.
Please note that placements must be obtained through a job application process. Click here to read more about some of the companies our students completed their industrial placement with.