BSc Applied Mathematics

General

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Program Description

Mathematics underpins much of the modern world and is fundamental to science, technology, business and finance. In the BSc Applied Mathematics programme, you will study essential mathematical topics as well as a range of different applications. The programme emphasises versatile mathematical modelling techniques and offers a wide selection of optional modules, allowing you to follow your individual interests and career plans.

Through studying mathematics you will acquire highly flexible skills that will last a lifetime, including strong analytical abilities, problem-solving skills and an appreciation of the importance of logical reasoning. You will also develop computational proficiency and learn how mathematical modelling can be used to analyse real-world problems. These skills are vital to many industries and are highly sought-after by employers.

Why Should I Study Applied Mathematics at XJLTU?

  • Join a vibrant learning environment of around 700 undergraduate students;
  • Learn from expert mathematicians, trained in globally respected universities and engaged in research on a diverse range of topics;
  • Gain experience in mathematical modelling and see how mathematics can be used to make an impact in the world;
  • Enjoy the flexibility to choose modules to suit your individual interests from different application areas of mathematics, including finance, statistics and physics;
  • Get the chance to undertake the Visiting Study Abroad Programme to study in the USA during Year Three at the prestigious Michigan State University;
  • Benefit from XJTLU's location in the Suzhou Industrial Park, where there are opportunities to undertake internships at a variety of multinational companies and financial and technological institutions;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from BSc Applied Mathematics, you will have:

  • a solid understanding of the core areas of mathematics including analysis, linear algebra, differential equations and statistics;
  • the ability to reason clearly and critically, and to construct mathematical arguments;
  • the ability to analyse a mathematical problem and select appropriate tools to solve it;
  • the ability to construct and assess mathematical models for real-world problems;
  • research experience gained through the completion of a final year research project;
  • the ability to communicate mathematical information and ideas in English to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

"Our programme explores a wealth of mathematical ideas with applications to real life, and opens up a wide range of career paths in business, industry, and research."

Dr Simon Lloyd
Programme Director, BSc Applied Mathematics

Modules

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Compulsory modules:

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Careers

A BSc Applied Mathematics degree provides access to a wide range of rewarding career paths. Graduates are highly valued in the job market and are employed as analysts, modellers, data scientists, statisticians and managers in industries such as finance, information technology, biotechnology, consultancy, and in government.

Many of our graduates choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level in the areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, financial engineering, mathematical modelling, data science, machine learning, actuarial science and statistics. An increasing number of our graduates go on to further studies at renowned universities overseas such as Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London in the UK.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"Mathematics is essential to the modern world. The BSc Applied Mathematics programme let's you explore a wealth of mathematical ideas with applications to real life, and opens up a wide variety of stimulating career paths in business, industry, and research."

Pascal Grange
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less