Mathematics - BSc (Hons)

What if you could learn the analytical skills needed by employers, while exploring the cutting-edge of mathematical science? A Mathematics degree from The University of Kent gives you the best of both worlds.

Overview

We know you love maths. So our courses are built on the research expertise of our world-leading mathematicians. And we know you care about your career. So we rapidly adapt what we teach to reflect the fast-moving graduate employment market.

Why study a Mathematics degree at Kent

  • You’ll be taught by outstanding academics working at the scientific boundaries of pure & applied mathematics and statistics
  • You’ll learn skills that are highly-valued by the best employers in business, finance, computing and engineering
  • You'll use industry-standard software like Maple, MATLAB, R and Python.
  • You'll see how mathematics is crucial in data science, conservation, and healthcare.
  • You’ll study in award-winning classrooms and breakout spaces that have been specially designed for mathematics
  • You'll be able to join brilliant Student Societies for specialist workshops, revision sessions, socials and networking events.

What you’ll study

In the first year you’ll study a mixture of pure & applied maths and statistics, setting you up to create the degree that you want. Small group tutorials help to bridge the gap between school and university and develop your problem-solving skills.

In the second year you build on this base, moving into advanced topics like analysis, number theory, numerical methods and statistical modelling.

In your final year you get to choose. You can specialise in highly academic topics which typically include: topology, complex analysis, non-linear systems and quantum mechanics. You can look at application areas such as machine learning, games & strategy and finance. Or if you prefer, you can do a bit of both.

As you progress, you can tailor your degree to your interests through our optional modules. You can also take a project module and, under supervision, research a current topic.

Year in industry

You can choose to take this course with a Year in Industry. If you’d like to apply for an industrial year in a real job, we’ll work with the company to make sure you’re learning what you need to know and we have a dedicated Placements Team who’ll support you every step of the way.

Foundation year

If you don’t have the qualifications to start your degree right away you may be able to take a four-year course including a Foundation Year. On this “Year 0” our academic staff will teach you the mathematics you need, right here, on campus, in our thriving student community.

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Accreditation

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

Flexible tariff

Make Kent your firm choice – The Kent Guarantee

We understand that applying for university can be stressful, especially when you are also studying for exams. Choose Kent as your firm choice on UCAS and we will guarantee you a place, even if you narrowly miss your offer (for example, by 1 A Level grade)*.

*exceptions apply. Please note that we are unable to offer The Kent Guarantee to those who have already been given a reduced or contextual offer.

Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.

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    A level

    ABB including Maths at A but excluding Use of Maths.

    If taking both A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics:

    ABC including Maths at A and Further Maths at B but excluding Use of Maths.

  • medal-empty Access to HE Diploma

    The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.

  • medal-empty BTEC Nationals

    The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

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    30 points overall or 15 points at HL including Mathematics or Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches 6 at HL

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    N/A

  • medal-empty T level

    The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.

Typical entry requirements for 2022 entry remain published on the UCAS course search website. These provide a rough guide to our likely entry requirements for Clearing applicants. 

During Clearing (after 5 July), our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies and so may be higher or lower than those published on UCAS as typical entry grades. Our Clearing vacancy list will be updated regularly as courses move in and out of Clearing, so please check regularly to see if we have any places available. See our Clearing website for more details on how Clearing works at Kent.

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science offers a foundation year.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.