BSc Mathematics

Year of entry: 2023

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc (Honours)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer

A*AA including A* in Mathematics A-level.

Typical contextual A-level offer

A*AB including A* in Mathematics A-level.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer

Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall with 7,6,6 at Higher Level, including 7 in Mathematics.

We will only accept Higher Level Mathematics: analysis and approaches.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
No data available.
How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:

  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
G100
UCAS institution code
M20

Course overview

  • Tailor your learning with a flexible degree programme offering a wide range of options.
  • Study at one of the most respected departments of mathematics in the country, with a rich heritage and a clear focus on the future.
  • Work in our £40 million purpose-built Alan Turing Building, designed with input from maths academics and students for an optimal learning environment.
  • Join a close-knit maths community and learn in a friendly, sociable environment with a focus on small-group teaching.
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First Year BSc Mathematics with Scarlett and Hana

Open days

The University holds undergraduate open days regularly where you have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer and see our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £30,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.

  • Goal 4: Quality education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Contact details

Department
Department of Mathematics
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4019
Email
Website
https://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty overview

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

A-level

A*AA including A* in Mathematics A-level.

Further Mathematics is preferred but not essential but where taken will be included in the offer. 

If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year .

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Contextual offer

A*AB including A* in Mathematics A-level.

Further Mathematics is preferred but not essential but where taken will be included in the offer. A grade A in A-level Further Mathematics would be required.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either:

a) sat your examinations early;

or

b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

AS-level

AS-level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically five GCSEs/iGCSEs at grade A/7 to B/6, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Grade A/7 (normally) in GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics.

GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Other applicants will be expected to demonstrate a broad general education and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate

37 points overall with 7,6,6 at Higher Level, including 7 in Mathematics.

We will only accept Higher Level Mathematics: analysis and approaches.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country.

Scottish requirements

We normally require grades AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers at AAA (including Mathematics) is normally required.

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A-levels or equivalent to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A-level entry requirements.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.

European Baccalaureate

Typically we require an average of 85% including 85% in Mathematics studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination. Advanced Mathematics should also be taken. If this is not possible, please contact us.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.  In making offers, the University will focus on the three A-levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate.

The A-level requirements for the Department of Mathematics are A*AA, including A* in Mathematics.  A-level Further Mathematics is preferred but not essential but if taken will be included in the offer.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in Business/Engineering, are required to achieve A*AA with grade A* in Mathematics and an EAP score of Grade B with B in writing and nothing below a C. We encourage students to take Further Mathematics and if taken we will include it in the offer.

Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year in Business/Engineering are required to achieve A*AA with grade A* in Mathematics, A in Further Maths and A in one further academic subject with an EAP score of Grade B with B in writing and nothing below a C.

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact us to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD plus an A-level in Mathematics at grade A*.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DD plus an A-level in Mathematics at grade A*.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade D plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A-levels at A* (Mathematics) and A in another subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade D plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A-level grades at A* (Mathematics) and A in another subject.

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate. The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018).

Please contact us if you require further clarification about these qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry with grades DDD in combination with a grade A* in A-level Mathematics.

Cambridge Technical Diploma

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry with grades DD in combination with a grade A* in A-level Mathematics.

Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

We consider the Cambridge Foundation Diploma for entry with grade DD plus a grade A* in A-level Mathematics and another A level (not General Studies or Critical Thinking) at grade A.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry with grade D plus a grade A* in A-level Mathematics and another A-level (not General Studies or Critical Thinking) at grade A.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Department of Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.As a guide we require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3). The 45 credits at Level 3 to be with Distinction (to include 21 credits of specific Mathematics units).

Cambridge Pre-U

D2, D3, D3 in Principal subjects with D2 in Mathematics.

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, in three distinct subjects.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

T Level

We do not accept T Levels as entry onto this course. The University does accept specific T Level qualifications on a number of courses please review to our T Level information page for a full list.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview (if appropriate).  

We may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course. 

Core Maths

Core maths is not accepted for entry onto our courses.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education.

Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines . If you are a home-schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact us.

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the Department of Mathematics directly. Further information for mature students can be found on our mature students page.

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0 and 6.5 in writing
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 overall with a minimum of 22 in writing and nothing below 20 in the other sub-tests
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 70 overall with 70 in writing and nothing below 65
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification - learn more about our English language requirements.

Please note that if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who can offer recent relevant study. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

You should not usually apply for more than one of the Mathematics degree courses offered by The University of Manchester. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.

Due to the competition for places, we may give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

Further information and advice on writing your personal statement and the UCAS application process can be found on the UCAS website.

Interview requirements

We will not be holding interviews for September 2023 entry. If you receive an offer you will be invited to attend a virtual visit day so that you can find out more about the Department and life as a student in Manchester.  Normally this will include a talk by an admissions tutor, along with a short Maths talk and information about student support.  You will also get to hear from some of our current students.  In addition, we will be hosting on campus events from February which will give students the chance to see our amazing facilities and meet staff and students face-to-face.  Offer holders will be given further information in due course.

Aptitude test requirement

Students who have met the appropriate entry requirements but whose qualifications are more than 2 years old may be asked to sit a Mathematics test.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

We normally also guarantee a place in the current year should the applicant's gap year plans change, subject to availability of places.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through Clearing you are required to meet the Clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and Clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

Transfers between universities or departments are not normally accepted.

Course details

Course description

Erin Hales

When I first visited the Alan Turing Building I was impressed with the modern, airy building and all the staff I spoke to were friendly and helpful.

My other favourite thing is the pastoral care and support on offer. Even though the Department is very large, everyone is treated like an individual.

Erin Hales / BSc Mathematics

Lay the foundations of a rewarding career with mathematics at its base by undertaking an undergraduate degree at Manchester. We offer a highly flexible degree programme, ensuring you obtain a strong all-round mathematical knowledge while at the same time encouraging you to focus on the areas that appeal most.

You will cover core topics in the first year, developing your capacity to learn and apply mathematical ideas. In the second year you then choose two from three themes: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Probability & Statistics, along with other optional units such as Programming with Python. You will understand the significance and power of mathematics, and will acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the mathematical topics that any employer would expect of a maths graduate.

After the first two years, you can choose the areas that interest you most and, from second year onwards, you can even select options from other subject areas. In your final year, you can opt to take on a staff-supervised mathematical project.

Mathematics has a rich history at Manchester - our £40 million purpose-built Alan Turing Building, the home of mathematics at Manchester, is named after just one of our famous names - and you could be part of its bright future.

Aims

  • You will develop a firm all-round mathematical knowledge, and have the opportunity to experience more specialised results, methods and ideas.
  • We offer a choice of courses from other disciplines and from a wide variety of mathematics options, allowing you to graduate with finely-honed skills in your chosen areas.
  • You can pursue whichever areas of mathematics interest you most; after your first two years you can choose your lecture courses from a widening range of options.

Special features

Options and flexibility

Our highly flexible single-honours degree programme offers you the widest choice of options - ideal if you are mathematically gifted and wish to keep your options open. You can choose courses from other disciplines and from a range of maths options.

Close community and small-group teaching

Working in the Alan Turing Building fosters a real sense of community, as does our focus on small-group teaching - especially in first year. The Department of Mathematics is also home to a number of student societies, including MathSoc , MUDSS (The Data Science Society) and the Actuarial Society , where you can meet fellow like-minded students.

Strong links with employers

You can benefit from our excellent links with a range of employers, forged through various careers events and opportunities to meet alumni.

You will have the opportunity to spend a year on a work-based placement, where you can gain invaluable work experience, learn more about the workplace and, ultimately, make informed career choices after graduation.

Teaching and learning

Most teaching is in lectures, with various support classes (example classes, small-group tutorials or sessions in one of the computer clusters) to help you get to grips with the material, exploring topics and working on examples set by the lecturers.

Coursework and assessment

Most course units have some continual assessment (which may be, for instance, a combination of homework and in-class tests), which is put together with the result of an end-of-semester examination to provide the final mark. Some course units (such as a project) are assessed entirely by your submitted work during the semester. The class of your degree is normally based on only your last two years' work.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Linear Algebra MATH11022 20 Mandatory
Real Analysis MATH11112 10 Mandatory
Mathematical Foundation & Analysis MATH11121 20 Mandatory
Mathematical Problem Solving MATH11221 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Vector Calculus MATH11411 10 Mandatory
ODEs and Applications MATH11422 20 Mandatory
Probability I MATH11711 10 Mandatory
Statistics I MATH11712 10 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Managing My Future MATH20040 0 Mandatory
Mathematical Communication and Group Projects MATH20062 10 Mandatory
Real Analysis A MATH20101 10 Mandatory
Algebraic Structures 1 MATH20201 10 Mandatory
Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus A MATH20401 20 Mandatory
Programming with Python MATH20621 10 Mandatory
Probability 2 MATH20701 10 Mandatory
Mathematical Communication and Group Projects MATH20062 10 Optional
Metric Spaces MATH20122 10 Optional
Calculus of Several Variables MATH20132 10 Optional
Algebraic Structures 2 MATH20212 10 Optional
Introduction to Geometry MATH20222 10 Optional
Fluid Mechanics MATH20502 10 Optional
Principles of Mathematical Modelling MATH20522 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 1 MATH20602 10 Optional
Programming with Python MATH20621 10 Optional
Random Models MATH20712 10 Optional
Foundations of Modern Probability MATH20722 10 Optional
Statistical Methods MATH20802 10 Optional
Practical Statistics MATH20811 10 Optional
Discrete Mathematics MATH20902 10 Optional
Introduction to Financial Mathematics MATH20912 10 Optional
Leadership of Learning - with Teaching Placement UCIL20001 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20031 10 Optional
Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals UCIL20311 10 Optional
From Cholera to COVID-19: A Global History of Epidemics UCIL20331 10 Optional
Leadership of Learning - with Teaching Placement UCIL21002 10 Optional
Communicating with Confidence UCIL21301 10 Optional
Communicating with Confidence UCIL21302 10 Optional
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset UCIL21331 10 Optional
Essential Enterprise UCIL22001 10 Optional
Essential Enterprise UCIL22002 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 32 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Double Project MATH30000 20 Optional
Mathematics Education MATH30002 10 Optional
Project (Semester One) MATH30011 10 Optional
Project (Semester 2) MATH30022 10 Optional
Linear Analysis MATH31002 10 Optional
Fractal Geometry MATH31042 10 Optional
Topology MATH31051 10 Optional
Group Theory MATH32001 10 Optional
Commutative Algebra MATH32012 10 Optional
Coding Theory MATH32031 10 Optional
Hyperbolic Geometry MATH32052 10 Optional
Algebraic Geometry MATH32062 10 Optional
Number Theory MATH32072 10 Optional
Combinatorics and Graph Theory MATH32091 10 Optional
Mathematical Logic MATH33021 20 Optional
Complex Analysis&Applications MATH34011 20 Optional
Green's Functions, Integral Equations and Applications MATH34031 10 Optional
Viscous Fluid Flow MATH35002 10 Optional
Wave Motion MATH35012 10 Optional
Elasticity MATH35021 10 Optional
Mathematical Biology MATH35032 10 Optional
Mathematics of a Finite Planet MATH35062 10 Optional
Symmetry in Geometry and Nature MATH35082 10 Optional
Matrix Analysis MATH36001 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 2 MATH36022 10 Optional
Problem Solving by Computer MATH36031 10 Optional
Convex Optimization MATH36062 10 Optional
Martingales with Applications to Finance MATH37001 10 Optional
Markov Processes MATH37012 10 Optional
Statistical Inference MATH38001 10 Optional
Time Series Analysis MATH38032 10 Optional
Medical Statistics MATH38072 10 Optional
Regression Analysis MATH38141 10 Optional
Multivariate Statistics and Machine Learning MATH38161 10 Optional
Generalised Linear Models MATH38172 10 Optional
Mathematical Modelling in Finance MATH39032 10 Optional
Actuarial Models MATH39511 10 Optional
Survival Analysis for Actuarial Science MATH39512 10 Optional
Contingencies 2 MATH39522 10 Optional
Risk Theory MATH39542 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 40 course units for year 3

What our students say

Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting the Department of Mathematics blog .

Facilities

The Department of Mathematics is based in the purpose-built Alan Turing Building , set at the heart of campus. Developed with input from staff and students alike, the impressive £40 million building has been designed to provide the perfect teaching and learning environment.

You will benefit from extensive facilities for computing and study, relaxation and refreshment - all in an attractive, light and comfortable setting. Our computer clusters offer the powerful mathematical and statistical software you would expect from a leading university, including Matlab and Mathematica.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

Hannah Levell

The careers team were amazing in helping with interview preparation,

allowing me to practice interview technique and gain confidence for my applications.

Hannah Levell / Trainee Accountant at PwC
Nicolas Brusby

The support network, careers events, and extracurricular activities provided by the university all helped me significantly.

Without them I would have found obtaining a job post university much more difficult.

Nicolas Brusby / Rolls Royce

By studying a Mathematics degree with The University of Manchester, you will develop skills and knowledge that are of huge value in a wide variety of professions.

The University of Manchester is one of the most targeted universities in the country by employers*. 85% of graduates of this course are in work or further studies 15 months after graduating**. You can read some of our graduates' stories on the Department of Mathematics blog.

Your studies will be fantastic preparation for any area of employment requiring clear and logical thinking. Plus, our award-winning careers services will support you on your journey to finding the right career path for you.

The main areas of employment that graduates enter are:

  • Finance
  • Industry
  • Computing (including operational research)
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Statistics
  • Teaching (schools and colleges)
  • Postgraduate study

Many of our graduates have pursued careers in finance in firms such as:

  • KPMG
  • Goldman Sachs
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • Barclays
  • Deutsche Bank

A substantial number of previous graduates have undertaken further programmes of study such as MSc in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Finance, Business, Management and Computer Science. Some have also gone on to train as teachers.

Calculating Careers

The Department of Mathematics puts significant emphasis on careers and holds a number of events throughout the year. These include talks, workshops and networking sessions.

We also host the annual Calculating Careers Fair. This takes place in early October each year and is attended by a large number of international graduate recruiters. Some of the previous attendees to this event include:

  • Amazon
  • Amec
  • Barclays
  • BP
  • BT
  • Credit Suisse
  • GCHQ
  • IBM
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RBS
  • Teach First
  • Deloitte

This fair is a great opportunity for students to network with a number of graduate employers early in their academic careers.

* The Graduate Market in 2021

** Graduate Outcomes Survey

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society so that, on graduation, you are automatically eligible to apply for their Graduate Statistician (GradStat) award. This is transcript based and dependent on certain modules having been taken. A Second Class honours or above is required.