You have probably recently studied maths at school. You may have learnt formulas and how to apply them, how to draw graphs and how to calculate areas and volumes. How did you know that the formulas would work? Who was the first person to use that formula – and how did they know it would work?

Studying Mathematics at degree-level is about much more than just applying what you already know to a series of problems. It is a creative, investigative subject where you will push the boundaries of what is possible to achieve through thinking and then apply it to the world.

Course overview

Our Honours course in Mathematics is designed to be intellectually stimulating and vocationally relevant. This course will appeal to students who like to tackle real-world challenges through the intellectual rigour and purity of approach that is inherent in mathematics. The programme will develop your skills in pure and applied aspects of the subject to an advanced level, combining these with training in probability, advanced statistics and data analysis. In your final year of study, you will tackle a piece of independent research, bringing together this comprehensive portfolio of skills to focus upon a research question of your choice. With support from the University’s careers and placements team, the skills and experience derived from this course should be readily transferable to graduate level employment across a range of sectors.

Pierre-Philippe Dechant - Subject Director, Mathematics

Course structure

This degree programme will develop your analytical skills as mathematicians in an integrated way alongside other skills that are essential in the modern world and workplace. We will motivate and formulate abstract concepts through real-world phenomena before developing the mathematical theory in an approach that blends Pure with Applied Mathematics. You will learn to apply these concepts and results in concrete, often interdisciplinary, applications using analytical as well as computational approaches.

Systematically developing your abilities to apply knowledge, work with others and to communicate your analysis to both specialists and non-specialists is the main priority of this novel programme of study. Throughout your studies, we will foster your understanding of future career options and the relevance of the acquired skills to the workplace. The course will allow you to gain work experience and develop professional contacts.

The core Mathematics content will develop your understanding of the areas of analysis, algebra and statistics. These areas constitute well-developed mathematical conceptual frameworks which underpin countless applications in all areas. At the beginning of the programme, we will consolidate your current knowledge and establish a solid foundation before taking you to an advanced level over the course of your three years of studies. You will explore content "hands-on" through creative problem-solving, often exploiting powerful computational tools. You will have specific dedicated training in computing, creative problem solving, communication, data analysis and entrepreneurship, which will ideally equip you for a broad range of future careers.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

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Entry requirements

  • The minimum entry requirements for this course are:
  • 96-112 UCAS Tariff points, and to include a C in Maths A-Level
  • Plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths
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Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website.

York St John offers special reductions to students graduating from York St John University Undergraduate degrees in 2019 and continuing directly onto Postgraduate study. Find out more about discounts and scholarships.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2019 - 20

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International (non-EU) 2019 - 20

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,750 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
3 - 6 years
9,250 GBP
Home & EU students per annum; International (non EU) students: £12,750 per annum
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