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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

with a Foundation Year

Learn valuable analytical skills while exploring cutting-edge mathematical science.
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Course overview

We know you care about your career. So we've got a Maths course that will set you up for a well-paid one. We rapidly adapt what we teach to reflect the fast-moving graduate employment market, and our courses are built on the research expertise of our world-leading mathematicians. 

Our foundation year course enables you to develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, so that you’ll be ready to succeed on your chosen mathematics programme.


This degree meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), when it's followed by further training and experience in employment to get the equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees.

Why study Mathematics at Kent?

Big futures.

Graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers from medical statistics and software development to actuarial work and chartered accountancy.


Develop your skills.

Learn industry standard software like PROPHET, R and Python.

Get ahead.

Take a placement year to boost your professional skills and get paid to do it.

Your network.

You’ll benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society. 

Be confident.

You'll learn skills that are highly valued by the best employers in business, finance, computing and engineering.

Everything you need to know about our Mathematics course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
Applications are individually considered.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

In your first year, you'll study a mix of pure and applied maths and statistics. You'll build on this in your second year as you move into more advanced topics, then in your final year you can choose modules based on your career ambitions.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so modules may consist of a mix of lectures, practical sessions and independent study.

Your future

A maths degree from Kent will set you up for a wide range of careers in areas including medical statistics, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, accounting and software development. 

UK Mathematics graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (1,332 salaries)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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