Mathematics BSc (Hons) or MMath – 2023 entry

Key information

Start date: September 2023

AwardUCAS codeCourse duration
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1013 years View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1024 years with professional training View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1054 years with foundation year View KIS data set
MMath UCAS: G1044 years View KIS data set
MMath UCAS: G1035 years with professional training View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1065 years with foundation year and professional training View KIS data set

Apply for your chosen course online through UCAS, with the following course and institution codes.

CourseUCAS codeInstitution code
BSc (Hons)G101S85
BSc (Hons) with professional trainingG102S85
MMath with professional trainingG103S85
BSc (Hons) with foundation yearG105S85
BSc (Hons) with foundation year and professional trainingG106S85


Why choose this course

Mathematics forms the basis of many aspects of modern life and has applications across the sciences, technology, finance and management.

By studying mathematics, you’ll 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 and friendly community. You’ll benefit from:

  • A personal tutor, small group teaching and a lively, research-active learning environment
  • Our award-winning Professional Training placements, which prepare students for roles in various sectors
  • Enhanced employability.
Maths: Undergraduate | University of Surrey

A week in the life of a maths undergraduate

What you will study

Our BSc and MMath courses 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, mathematical theory of data science, quantum mechanics, and mathematical ecology and epidemiology.

Customise your course

There are plenty of opportunities to expand your learning experience during your course. You may decide to:

You can choose to study for a BSc or opt for our MMath. The latter 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 during your studies. Find out more about the benefits of an integrated masters degree.

Professional recognition

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.

Over the last decade, our employment figures have been among the best in the UK.

Many start their careers with some of the most sought-after employers in the UK and further afield. Recent graduates are now employed as:

  • Credit Analyst, Santander
  • Data Analyst, Thames Water Utilities
  • Deputy Head Supervisor at AE Tuition
  • Finance Graduate, Ford
  • Forensic Technology Associate, Deloitte
  • Graduate Trainee in Corporate Banking, Barclays
  • Intelligence Manager at NHS South
  • Public Health Intelligence Analyst at Westminster City Council
  • Researcher in Autonomous Robotics
  • Risk Graduate, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Senior Personal Banker, RBS
  • Trainee Actuary, Equitable Life.

As well as being designed to meet the needs of employers, our courses give you a solid foundation 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.

Academic year structure

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. Each semester consists of a period of teaching, revision/directed learning and assessment.


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules usually can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follow clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Please note: The full module listing for the optional Professional Training placement part of your course can be viewed on the relevant programme specification.


Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).


Teaching is provided through a mixture of lectures, online learning, seminars, tutorials and computer laboratory sessions. In Year 1, you’ll have weekly small-group seminars for specific modules. We anticipate each academic year will involve roughly 1,200 hours of study time, with contact hours occupying between a third and a quarter of this. The remaining time is used for independent study, completion of coursework and revision.

Assignments include exercises, case studies and projects carried out either as individual work or within small groups. We make imaginative use of state-of-the-art IT equipment, while general and specialist software further enriches and enlivens the learning experience.

There may be occasions when the delivery of your teaching is supported by graduate teaching assistants. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.


We use a variety of methods to assess you, including:

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Reports.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements



  • BSc (Hons):
    • ABB.

Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A 

Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

  • BSc (Hons) with foundation year: 
    • CCC

Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade C

MMath (Hons): AAA. Grade A in Mathematics. If you are also studying further mathematics then the offer would be reduced by one grade.

Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A 

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).

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma


BSc (Hons): DDD and A-level Mathematics grade A.

MMath (Hons): D*DD and A-level Mathematics grade A.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate


BSc (Hons): 33.

MMath (Hons): 35.

Required subjects: HL6 in Maths (Analysis and approaches).

GCSE or equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4.

European Baccalaureate


BSc (Hons): 78%.

MMath (Hons): 85%.

Required subjects: Grade 8.5 in Mathematics (5 Period).

GCSE or equivalent: English Language (1/2) - 6 English Language (3) - 7.

Access to HE Diploma


BSc (Hons): QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 level 3 credits overall including 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Also A-level Mathematics grade A.

MMath (Hons): QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma, 45 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Also A-level Mathematics grade A.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers


BSc (Hons): AABBB.

MMath (Hons): AAAAB.

Required subjects: Grade A in Mathematics.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language - Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics - Scottish National 5 - C.

Welsh Baccalaureate


BSc (Hons): Pass overall with ABB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.

MMath (Hons): Pass overall with AAA from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.

Required subjects: Grade A in A-level Mathematics.

GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics ­– Numeracy as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate. Please check the A-level drop down for the required GCSE levels.

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

This route is only applicable to the MMath course.

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A-level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A-level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

International entry requirements by country

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year at the Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to this degree course.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

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.

Selection process

We normally make offers in terms of grades.

If you are a suitable candidate you will be invited to an offer holder event. During your visit to the University you can find out more about the course and meet staff and students.


If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you might still be able to apply for this course with a foundation year. A course with a foundation year includes an extra year of study to prepare you for a full degree course. Find out more about our degrees with foundation year.

Recognition of prior learning

We recognise that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. 

If this applies to you, the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process may allow you to join a course without the formal entry requirements or enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience. 

There are restrictions on RPL a for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. 

Please contact Admissions on +44 (0)1483 682222 with any queries. 


The annual tuition fees for courses starting in September 2023

BSc (Hons)


BSc (Hons) (with professional training year)

Professional training

BSc (Hons) (with foundation year)




MMath (with professional training year)

Professional training

BSc (Hons) (with foundation and professional training year)

Professional training

View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate courses.

  • Fees for UK students: The University will apply annual regulated increases in the fee rates as set by Government each year, in order to maintain the same value in real terms. 
  • Fees for EU students: The UK is now no longer part of the EU, we are awaiting further instruction from the UK government and we will publish this as soon as it is provided. Find out more information about Studying in the UK and the Scholarships for EU students.
  • Fees for international students: Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 
  • Fees for international students with an integrated foundation year: The programme fee for Year 0 will match the lowest Year 1 overseas fee rate from across the substantive programmes for that year of entry. Students subsequently progressing into Year 1 will be liable for the same fee as overseas students joining at Year 1 for the same programme in that year. Annual fees after Year 1 will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements. 

The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Payment schedule

  • Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan: will have their fees paid by the Student Loans Company in line with their schedule.
  • International students, or UK/EU students who have not taken out a Tuition Fee Loan: are required to pay their fees either in full at the beginning of the programme or in two instalments as follows:
    • 50% payable 10 days after the invoice date (expected to be early October of each academic year)
    • 50% in January of the same academic year.

The exact date(s) will be detailed on invoices. Students on certain part-time programmes, where fees are paid on a modular or stage basis, are not eligible to pay their fees by instalment.

If you are sponsored: you will provide us with valid sponsorship information that covers the period of your study.

Professional Training placement fees

If you are studying on a programme which contains a Professional Training placement year there will be a reduced fee for the academic year in which you undertake your placement. This is normally confirmed 12 to 18 months in advance, or once Government policy is determined.

See the information about 2023/24 academic year Professional Training placement fees.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this BSc (Hons) course:

  • Commuting (local travel expenses): £60 – travel costs of up to £60 may be incurred in order to attend the placement school (please note this is only applicable if you take the PHY3063 STEM Education and Public Engagement module).

Grand total: £60.

There are associated costs with this MMath course:

  • Commuting (local travel expenses): £60 – travel costs of up to £60 may be incurred in order to attend the placement school (please note this is only applicable if you take the PHY3063 STEM Education and Public Engagement module).

Grand total: £60.


Our award-winning Professional Training programme offers you the option to spend a career-enhancing year in industry, either in the UK or abroad. We have thousands of placement providers to choose from or you can source your own placement. 

Most placements are paid, and we will support you every step of the way. 

Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices. 

Mathematics placements

Mathematicians are in demand in many areas of business and industry, and this breadth is reflected in the award-winning Professional Training placements that students take as part of their course.

You might choose to gain experience in financial services, including banking, insurance, computer programming or logistics. You might even be involved in an internet start-up.

Our Professional Training placements are an option for you whichever course you take. They’re usually sandwiched between Years 2 and 3, but they can also take place between Years 3 and 4 for MMath students.

Over the years, we’ve placed students with many big-name companies and laboratories. These include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • CERN
  • Commerzbank
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • McLaren
  • Thames Water Utilities.

Applying for placements

Students are generally not placed by the University, however we offer support and guidance throughout the process alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. We also provide support if you wish to source your own placement. 

Find out more about the application process.

Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.

Mathematics student Rory discusses his placement at IBM and Wimbledon.

Study and work abroad

Studying at Surry opens up a world of opportunity. We want you to take advantage of our international partnerships, explore the world and expand your skills for the graduate job market.  

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. 

View our study and work abroad information to find out more and see where you can go. 

Partner institutions

In your second year, you can spend two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities. Students have gone to study in:

  • America
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Singapore.

Find out more about our international partner institutions.

You can also choose to spend your Professional Training placement working in another country.

Students share their experiences of going on an international exchange to Hong Kong.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and procedures, the student regulations , and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions for the 2023/24 academic year and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/23 academic year as a guide as to what to expect. 

Please note: our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.  


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Placement location

As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.

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