Mathematical Sciences entry route leading to BSc (Hons) (4 year route including a Foundation Year at Carmel College)

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Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: G108
  • Year of entry: 2020

This programme provides a four-year route to a number of BSc (Hons) degree programmes offered in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Students follow the Foundation Year and then can opt to follow one of the programmes offered in the Department:

  • Mathematics BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics and Economics BSc (Joint Hons)
  • French and Mathematics BA (Joint Hons)
  • Mathematics and Business Studies BSc (Joint Hons)
  • Mathematical Sciences with a European Language BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics with Finance BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics with Ocean and Climate Sciences BSc (Hons)
  • Mathematics and Philosophy BA (Joint Hons)
  • Physics and Mathematics BSc (Joint Hons).

Programme in detail

The first year is based at Carmel College, St Helens, about nine miles from the main University precinct. The College offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement. Students follow three foundation modules chosen from Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Geography. Module choice depends on the programme students wish to follow after the foundation year. In the second, third and fourth years, students follow their chosen programme from the list. There is a separate brochure outlining facilities at Carmel College, please contact Carmen Nuñez (E: to order a copy.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

187 Year One undergraduates in 2018

Graduate prospects

96% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)

Why this subject?

Take the first steps towards a brilliant career

Employers tell us that, alongside key problem solving skills, they want strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team – so we have ensured that these are integral to our Mathematics programmes. As a result, we have an excellent graduate employment record. About a third of graduates become business and finance professionals; but there is a whole host of other careers which our graduates have found success in – management training, information technology, further education or training (including teacher training), scientific research and development, and many more.

Shape your own degree from our wide range of study options

Our modules range from financial mathematics to fluid mechanics, from chaos to combinatorics. In the final year, many of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to undertake an in-depth project on a topic of your choice, supervised by a leading expert in the field. You can also benefit from the flexibility of our programmes and the ability to transfer between degrees during Year One. 

Fulfil your potential in a supported environment

Our students benefit from the peer-assisted study scheme – where Year Two and upwards students assist first years with maths problems – as well as small first-year tutorial groups, a department common room and a lively maths society help to foster a friendly and supportive environment. We are also proud of our record on teaching quality, with five members of the Department having received the prestigious Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching, the University’s top accolade for teaching quality.

Put maths into practice through our innovative outreach programme

We encourage all our students to get involved in our extensive outreach programme with schools in the Merseyside area and beyond. This is a particularly valuable experience for those interested in a career in teaching, but for all students it is a brilliant opportunity to build transferable skills. Activities include joining a visit to a local school to help out with an interactive learning session, or giving a presentation at the University’s Maths Club. Further details can be found at