BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Applied Mathematics


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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Mathematics with Applied Mathematics (2+2, 4+0) BSc (Hons)
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For the 2+2 programmes, you will spend the last two years on our UK campus. For the 4+0 programmes, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.


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Course overview

This course offers mathematical education with an emphasis on real-life applications. You will be introduced to mathematics as a key tool in solving problems in natural sciences, engineering and economy, as well as, to the understanding that the abstract mathematical ideas are an important source for innovation in many applications. The course opens a very broad spectrum of career paths in academia and industry to successful graduates.

Special features

This course offers mathematical education with an emphasis on real-life applications.

Course structure

Preliminary year

The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. 

This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.   

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

  • CELEN039 Foundation Science A: Physics (10 Credits)
  • CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts (20 Credits)
  • CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A (10 Credits)
  • Advanced Foundation Maths 1
  • CELEN052 UG English in Specific Academic Contexts B (Engineering; Comp Sci; Env'mental Sci & Architecture) (20 Credits)
  • CELEN082 Communication Skills B (10 Credits)
  • Advanced Foundation Maths 2
  • Mathematical Software

Qualifying year

You will learn core mathematical topics, such as sequences and series, calculus and matrices, probability and statistics, that are fundamental to your later mathematical studies. In addition, a variety of optional modules in physics, computer science, engineering, economics and management will be offered.

Year two compulsory modules (qualifying year)

  • Probability (10 Credits)
  • Linear Mathematics (20 Credits)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Analytical and Computational

Year 3

The mathematical tools you will need are developed to a more advanced level, enabling you to model problems from real-life applications in physics, engineering, finance, economics, etc. You will also receive a solid education in pure mathematics, enabling you to use mathematical techniques and way of thinking to innovate.

Year three compulsory modules (Part 1-Nottingham/Ningbo)

  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Probability Models and Methods (20 Credits)
  • Vector Calculus (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Scientific Computation (20 Credits)
  • Modelling with Differential Equations (20 Credits)
  • Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis (10 Credits)

Year 4

In this year, you will have the chance to study a range of advanced topics in mathematics and its applications, as well as subjects from natural sciences, economics and/or engineering. Your studies will include project work in the field of mathematics or applied mathematics, which would lead students to systematic research experience.

Year four compulsory modules (Part 2-Nottingham/Ningbo)

  • Differential Equations (20 Credits)
  • Optimization
  • Stochastic Models (20 Credits)
  • Topics in Scientific Computing
  • Metric and Topological Spaces
  • Mathematical Finance (20 Credits)


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Careers and further study

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop sound mathematical skills for further study and promising careers. We inspire students to apply for jobs in world-leading companies such as investment firms, banks, and other Fortune 500 companies like Google or Alibaba. We also provide students with opportunities to continue their education in various interdisciplinary courses by offering a wide variety of optional modules.

Among the 26 graduates from BSc Mathematics with Applied Mathematics in 2019, 25 chose to continue their studies.68% of them were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world.

2020 QSWorld University Rankings University Number
 4 University of Oxford   1
 8 University College London  5
 9 Imperial College London  4
 20 The University of Edinburgh  2
 21 University of Michigan  1
 25 Duke University  1
 27 University of Manchester  1
 39 New York University  2
 - Total  17

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year enabling you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin on our website. If your country is not listed, please email  

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for the four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for the four-year programme.

Alternative requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis if your parents or guardians give their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less