Mathematics (Study Abroad)

MSci Hons

  • UCAS code G103
  • Entry year 2024 or 2025
  • A level requirements A*AA
  • Duration Full time 4 Years

Overview

Top reasons to study with us

  • 10

    10th for in Mathematics

    The Guardian University Guide (2024)

  • 14

    14th for Mathematics

    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2024)

  • 100% of our research impact rated outstanding (REF2021)

Mathematics forms the foundations of all science and technology and as such is an extensive and rigorous discipline. Our Study Abroad programme reflects this, offering you comprehensive, Master's-level teaching, while allowing you to experience a new culture and society overseas.

Maths is difficult to concisely define, but at its core it is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space. This engaging programme, and our reputation for excellence in research, means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field.

Our four year MSci Mathematics (Study Abroad) pathway gives you the exciting opportunity to experience a new culture and society by spending a year studying overseas. You will also gain a deeper specialisation in mathematics, and the chance to develop your research skills by undertaking a dissertation or industry research project.

During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and statistical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

Your third year will be spent at one of our partner institutions in North America, Australia and New Zealand where you will experience a new culture and increase your academic network. Following your rigorous study in the first two years, the third year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway.

Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

In the fourth year, you will be able to widen your knowledge and skills by selecting from a pool of optional Master's-level modules. Some of these will be familiar from third year, while others will be new to this year. These advanced modules allow you to exercise what you have learnt during the programme, while expanding and evolving your skill set further.

You will also complete a major research project in either pure maths or statistics, guided by your interests and supervised by an active researcher, or undertaken as part of a collaborative industry project. This will cement your learning, provide you with valuable experience and position you for a career in maths or academia and research.

Course accreditation

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Graduate Statistician status is awarded by the Royal Statistical Society to successful graduates who complete the required number of Part II statistics modules.

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The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications is a chartered professional body for mathematicians in the UK. Accreditation means that our degrees demonstrate both a high level of competency and professionalism in the area of mathematics.

Learn more about the Institute of Mathematics accreditation

Careers

Mathematics is fundamental to the way our modern world works and is an essential tool to solving many of the challenges we face on a day-to-day basis. The problem-solving and analytical thinking skills you’ll gain from a degree in mathematics will be applicable in almost every industry and sector, making you a highly in-demand employee. From business and finance to technology, IT and health, there are a wealth of opportunities open to graduates of mathematics. Many are grounded within mathematical principles (including data analysis and programming), but there are also less traditionally mathematical roles that rely on skills gained during your undergraduate degree, such as positions within higher management, engineering, and teaching. Our graduates are well-paid too, with the median starting salary of graduates from our Mathematics degrees being £28,250 (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023).

Here are just some of the roles that our BSc and MSci Mathematics and Mathematics with Statistics students have progressed into upon graduating:

  • Actuarial Analyst – Just Group Plc
  • Analytics Engineer – Thread
  • Statistical Officer - HMRC
  • Data Analyst – William Hill
  • Finance Modelling Analyst – KPMG
  • Trial Statistician – Liverpool Clinical Trials
  • Lead Data Analyst – NFU Mutual
  • Programmer – Quanticate
  • Statistical Officer – Department for Education
  • Statistician – AstraZeneca
  • Technology Associate – Goldman Sachs
  • Consultant - Deloitte

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.

Entry requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level A*AA including A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics OR AAA including A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 38 points overall with 17 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics HL (either analysis and approaches or applications and interpretations)

BTEC Accepted alongside A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

Our Contextual Offer Scheme recognises the potential of applicants whose personal circumstances may have impacted their exam results.

Contextual offers

Course structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

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Fees and funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2024/25 are:

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£9,250 £28,675

Fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status:

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

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Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2025/2026 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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