Mathematics with Foundation Year
Birkbeck, University of London
Key Course Facts
This BSc Mathematics with Foundation Year provides a broad education in mathematics and the application of the subject to problems in the natural and social sciences. It covers theoretical aspects, as well as methods and modelling techniques. You will develop a range of mathematical skills, build your confidence and independence in the study of mathematics and develop the knowledge and skills to successfully progress.
This programme will build your confidence and give you the core knowledge and key skills you need to succeed at university. You will also get a taste of the subject area you are interested in and deepen your understanding of the career potential of your chosen subject.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can either progress to the full-time BSc Mathematics, or transfer to Year 1 of one of the following programmes:
BSc Mathematics with Accounting with Foundation Year
BSc Mathematics with Economics with Foundation Year
BSc Mathematics with Management with Foundation Year
BSc Mathematics with Statistics with Foundation Year
Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics has an excellent reputation for the quality of its academic research and teaching. In the 2020 National Students Survey, 100% of mathematics students were satisfied overall with their course. We offer a full range of academic programmes in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics and we regularly provide customised training to various public and private sector organisations.
We provide a broad education in mathematical sciences and their modern applications to commerce and the natural and social sciences, such as game theory, cryptography and the mathematics of networks. Our courses cover the theoretical background, as well as methods and modelling techniques, and equip you with a wide range of mathematical skills. The course has a flexible structure enabling you to choose option modules from other departments if you wish.
Mathematical sciences are highly valued by employers, and our graduates go on to successful careers in business and finance, statistics, research and analysis, management, consultancy, and teaching, among many others.
You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource, where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles required for your studies.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Mathematics with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Mphil / PhD
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Mathematics with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£4625||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4625||year 1|
Additional fee information
Part-time international students, Year 3+: £10920 pa
Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
Positions of Birkbeck, University of London in top UK and global rankings.
About Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.
Student composition of Birkbeck, University of London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Mathematics (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of Essex||94%||0%||10%||£9250||£17700||103||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics (with Year in Industry) BSc (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||95%||15%||0%||£9250||£11400||117||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics and Computing with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||80%||7%||11%||£9250||£17875||129||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Southampton||97%||5%||10%||£9250||£19300||139||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics and Media & Communication (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||95%||15%||0%||£9250||£11400||117||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||79%||5%||0%||£9250||£23700||132||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics with Computing BSc (Hons)||University of Essex||81%||0%||10%||£9250||£17700||111||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Dance and Mathematics BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||95%||15%||0%||£9250||£11400||131||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics BSc (Hons)||Royal Holloway, University of London||82%||0%||5%||£9250||£21900||139||Egham||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics and Business BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||78%||2%||0%||£9250||£23100||193||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|