Mathematics, University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

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About Mathematics at University of Portsmouth


Mathematics has shaped societies for thousands of years – from the Ancient Babylonians to the present day. Continue the tradition of unpicking complex mathematical problems that could help monitor the spread of disease, predict the route of a cloud of ash from a volcano and forecast climate change.

Study core mathematical topics including analysis, algebra, calculus, statistics, operational research and modelling. Then shape your degree to your ambitions and interests in following years, by specialising in advanced principles such as financial modelling, non-linear dynamics and cosmology.

When you graduate, you’ll be in high demand, especially in the expanding technology, data and machine learning industries.

Course Highlights

  • Delve into topics including deterministic chaos, partial differential equations, health research and abstract algebra
  • Learn from expert researchers such as Dr. Michael Gnacik, who provided data visualisation for the University's Covid testing programme as member of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation's Covid Response Team 
  • Develop coding skills in programming languages including Python
  • Learn to use industry-standard mathematical, statistical and operational research software
  • Apply your skills on optional work placements in the community, such as assisting math teachers in local schools

Careers and opportunities

Mathematics is more than just number crunching.

A degree in mathematics shows that you have the ability to think analytically and conveys an intellectual maturity that many employers look for when they hire staff.

The demand for mathematics graduates is increasing too. The Council for the Mathematical Sciences predicts more than 7 million people in the UK will need mathematical science skills in 2030 – an increase of 900,000 compared to 2009.

Our graduates have worked for companies such as:

  • NATS (National Air Traffic Services)
  • TSB
  • Oakbrook Finance Ltd
  • NHS
  • Carnival UK
  • The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
  • Portsmouth Grammar School

Our graduates now work in roles including:

  • research analyst
  • service reliability engineer
  • accountant
  • mathematics teacher
  • credit risk analyst
  • data scientist
  • accounts payable clerk
  • service reliability engineer

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Entry requirements


  • 112–128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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