Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G101 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G102 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G105 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G106 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
Mathematics is the basis of many aspects of modern life and has applications across the sciences, technology, finance and management.
By studying mathematics you will develop transferable skills such as creative problem-solving and logical reasoning, which are in great demand in a wide range of career sectors.
Joining Surrey’s Department of Mathematics puts you at the heart of a vibrant, friendly community. Here you will benefit from a personal tutor, small group teaching and a lively, research-active learning environment.
What you will study
Our BSc Mathematics course will help you build on your existing knowledge and gain a strong foundation across the fundamentals of mathematics.
In your third year, you’ll be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules in topics such as Riemannian geometry, matrix analysis, quantum mechanics, and mathematical ecology and epidemiology.
"My biggest achievement on placement was being recommended by my manager for the 2017 Lloyds Banking Group Graduate Leadership Risk Programme.” Keryn Landey, student
Customise your course
There are plenty of opportunities to expand your learning experience during your degree.
You may decide to:
Take a Professional Training placement year in industry
Spend time studying at a university overseas
Get involved in research through a summer internship within the Department of Mathematics.
You can choose to study for a BSc or opt for our MMath (Master of Mathematics) degree, which is a direct route to a masters qualification and enables you to delve deeper into advanced mathematics.
Depending on your progress, you may be able to switch from a BSc to an MMath degree during your studies.
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) - This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
MMath - 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.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
A degree in mathematics opens up a wide range of careers. Not only are mathematics and statistics central to science, technology and finance-related fields, but the logical insight and skills gained from a mathematical education are also highly sought after in areas like law, business and management.
There’s also a strong demand for new mathematics teachers to meet the ongoing shortage in schools. Undergraduates who take our ‘Mathematics Education’ module get direct experience of life in a local school, and these students are often then recruited to the teaching profession.
Many of our graduates start their careers with some of the most sought-after employers in the UK and further afield.
Recent graduates are now employed in roles such as:
Data Analyst, Nexmo
Technical Business Analyst, Acturis Ltd
Telecom Analyst, Efftel
IT Consultant, QA Consulting
Data Analyst (SAS Consultant), HSBC
Finance Management Trainee, Fundraising Innovations
Graduate Maths Tutor, QA Ltd
As well as being designed to meet the needs of employers, our courses give you a solid foundation from which to pursue further study in mathematics or scientific research.
Around a quarter of our recent graduates have gone into postgraduate education, either to obtain a teaching qualification or to study for a higher degree, such as an MSc or PhD.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Surrey, as I felt that it allowed me to gain my independence while developing the skills necessary for working life such as time management, working to deadlines, and communicating well with others.” Kim Holding, graduate
BSc (Hons): ABC.
Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A
Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade C
Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in October 2021
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Mathematicians are in demand in many areas of business and industry, and this breadth is reflected in the Professional Training placements that students can take as part of their course.
You might choose to gain experience in financial services including banking and insurance, computer programming, or logistics. You might even be involved in an internet start-up.
Professional Training placements are an option for you whichever course you choose to take. They are usually sandwiched between Years 2 and 3, but can also take place between Years 3 and 4 for MMath students.
We have excellent links with an extensive portfolio of companies and organisations including:
Lloyds Banking Group
Thames Water Utilities
“My confidence increased tenfold during my Professional Training year and I’ve become much more driven, which has led to an improved work ethic for my final year.” Bethany Breed, student
“As well as increasing my knowledge of accelerator physics, I also developed my coding abilities and improved my French.” Carl Haines, student
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
In your second year, you may have the option of spending two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities. These include:
Brock University, Canada
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
California State University, US
University of Virginia, US
Northern Arizona University, US
North Carolina State University, US
Texas Tech University, US
University of Central Florida, US
University of North Texas, US
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Sydney, Australia
You may also choose to spend your Professional Training placement year working in another country.