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.
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons
- Statistics : MSci Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Geometry and Calculus
- Matrix Methods
- Numbers and Relations
- Series and Functions
- 2nd Yr Project Skills
- Complex Analysis
- Groups and Rings
- Linear Algebra
- Real Analysis
- Bayesian Inference
- Differential Equations
- Elliptic Curves
- Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
- Groups and Symmetry
- Hilbert Space
- Likelihood Inference
- Mathematical Education
- Mathematical Education Placement
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Metric Spaces
- Number Theory
- Probability and Measure
- Representation Theory of Finite Groups
- Rings Fields and Polynomials
- Statistical Models
- Stochastic Processes
- Topics in Modern Statistics
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
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 pts overall 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
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to 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:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per 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 qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per 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
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.