Brunel University
Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is critical to our understanding of the world. Through the study of mathematics you’ll advance your problem solving skills, develop your reasoning and increase your analytical thinking. This is why mathematics forms a basis to so many careers. Yes – it is a discipline in its own right, but it is also the thinking behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today.

The Mathematics BSc programme is broad-based, meaning that you’ll develop your skills across a wide range of areas. You will study many aspects of pure and applied mathematics, together with general concepts of mathematical modelling. When it comes to the application of mathematics, we cover finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems), numerical analysis (the approximate solution of very hard problems) and mechanics.

Follow the four-year ‘Professional Placement’ degree programme and you‘ll benefit from our extensive experience in helping students to find well-paid work placements with blue-chip companies. Our sandwich students find that their mathematical and transferable skills are in demand in many sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Areas recently offering placements include: accountancy, aviation, banking, defence, finance, insurance, IT (software development, network management and design), management (public and private sector), marketing and telecommunications.

In the final year you’ll be able to study in-depth those areas of mathematics that particularly appeal to you. For example, you can choose to concentrate on statistics or financial applications or you can maintain a broad approach to the subject as a whole.

At Brunel we understand that you may not be ready to choose exactly what programme to follow, so don’t worry – you’ll have the chance to change your area of mathematics after the course starts.

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 master's degrees

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 7 graduates of Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Applied Mathematics.

Overall student satisfaction
36 /100
7 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £28000 £36000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £28500 £22500 - £37000 £26000 - £44500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Applied Mathematics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26516 £27314 £33292
25-75 percentile range £22047 - £30741 £21475 - £35639 £24949 - £44619

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Mathematics with Placement, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

25% Information Technology Professionals
25% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Sports and fitness occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with grade B in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics

including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with grade B in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with A level grades BB including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject and an A level at grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject and an A level at grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

including grade 5 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics at Higher Level

in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

including H3 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with A levels grade BB including a B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

in any subject with A levels grade BB including a B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

including M2 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 79 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic 51 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Mathematics with Placement, BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Mathematics with Placement BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £17355 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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

Application deadline:

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:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Brunel University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Brunel University in related subject specific rankings.

Mathematics

    • #46 
    • #59 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #54 
    • #67 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #19 
    • #351 
    Mathematics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #37 
    • #401 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #113 
    • #924 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of Brunel University

What students say about studying Applied Mathematics in the UK?

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

Brunel University Campus
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