MSci Mathematics (G103)

2020 entry

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UCAS code G103
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Mathematics

This four-year course allows you to explore high-level mathematics at the leading edge of research. Whether you enjoy reasoning through subtle ideas in abstract mathematics, or discovering new applications of maths to more practical areas, this course provides you with core mathematical skills that will equip you for a variety of careers and give a strong basis for further study.

Project work opportunities in each year of your course allow you to interact with staff and fellow students, preparing you for a substantial fourth-year project on a topic you are passionate about.

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See a list of all Mathematics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Course structure

Year one consists of compulsory topics, covered in lectures, small group tutorials and working through exercises independently and with peers, as well as freedom to investigate a range of topics in collaboration with your personal tutor and fellow students. 

In second year you can start to choose some topics that are of particular interest to you, meaning you can continue with a varied degree or choose to specialise. After year one you can vary your degree with a choice of units outside mathematics.

After your first year, support for your studies continues in the form of drop-in sessions with lecturers, exercise and feedback classes and student-led Maths cafés. 

Third and fourth year units specialise in exciting modern topics, informed by the strong research culture in our school. 

As you move through the course you will gain academic independence, with increasingly flexible opportunities for project work each year.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Mathematics

Typical offer for MSci Mathematics - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*A*A  including A* in Mathematics and A in another mathematics-related subject; or A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAA including Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject, or AAB including AA in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
40 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 6 at Higher Level in another mathematics-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 15 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics although more is recommended. The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. The University may require additional evidence of Maths ability such as A-level Maths; for more information, please contact Admissions with full details of the units taken.
BTEC offer D*D*D in Applied Science or Engineering plus A*A* in A-level Mathematics and another mathematics-related A-level subject; or D*DD plus A* in A-level Mathematics and A in A-level Further Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject (including Mathematics of Mechanics), and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer90% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Mathematics-related subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Computer Science. STEP Paper achievement may be included as part of an alternative offer.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) This programme is accredited to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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