With a BSc in Mathematics from York, you can develop valuable skills for careers ranging from finance and IT to weather forecasting and engineering. You’ll learn from mathematicians who are actively developing the subject through their world-class research. You'll become part of a lively learning community with an emphasis on interaction, from small-group tutorials to the student-run Mathematics Society.
95% of our students go on to work and/or study 15 months after this course (Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18). We hold an Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to gender equality.
Mathematics underpins all modern science and technology, and mathematicians are in high demand across a variety of fields.
University maths is about studying patterns in numbers, geometry and many other abstract concepts. It's also about applying those concepts in practical problem solving.
You'll study a mixture of core and option modules grouped into pathways. Pure Mathematics develops abstract concepts and techniques in analysis, algebra, geometry and number theory. Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics focuses on mathematics inspired by problems arising in the natural sciences. Probability, Statistics and Mathematical Finance applies maths to the analysis of data and the modelling of random processes such as can occur in financial markets.
A degree in mathematics helps you harness those skills to communicate complex ideas which is an asset for any career.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
You’ll need three A-levels at AAA (including A in Mathematics), AAB (including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics), or AAB (including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics at AS level). We accept International Baccalaureate at 36 points overall, including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level.
You may be eligible for an alternative offer as part of our widening participation or contextual offer programmes.
See https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/bsc-mathematics/#entry for more details.
Mathematical skills are invaluable in fields with obvious numerical components, but they are also readily transferable. Whatever the sector, mathematicians can help people to construct and analyse arguments, and to make good decisions. Many careers rely on logic and problem solving. A degree in mathematics helps you harness those skills to communicate complex ideas which is an asset for any career.
Previous graduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of careers including software developer, actuarial analyst, trainee, accountant, teacher, data scientist, and gaming analyst.