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Mathematics BSc Hons

What will you study?

Our Mathematics degree allows you to specialise in Pure Mathematics while also learning about Statistics and another subject area that interests you. Algebra, Analysis and Statistics specialists conducting cutting-edge research will teach you and expose you to the forefront of current knowledge.

In your second year, you can choose between our three-year BSc degree and our four-year MSci degree. Students on our four-year MSci Study Abroad programme will spend their third year at an approved partner university in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or France.

Where could it take you?

Your specialist knowledge and skills will make you highly employable in teaching, technical careers, financial services, management, consulting and computing. Recent graduates have started their careers as analysts and trainee actuaries with big financial institutions including Barclays, KPMG and PwC. Your logical and analytical skills are highly transferable and attractive in sectors as diverse as energy, healthcare and defence. Many recent graduates have undertaken PGCE training or started accountancy qualifications while others have stayed at Lancaster to study Mathematics and Statistics at Masters and PhD level.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAA including Mathematics or AAB including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. We normally expect three A-levels.

General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels

Preference: At least 2 A-levels

Key Skills: Not included in offer

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 36 ptsoverall with 16 pts from best three HL courses with 6 in higher level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Highers:AAA or AAB

Mature students: Applications welcome, and given individual consideration. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELTS: 6.0

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.