King's College London
Mathematics Msci (Hons)
King's College London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our Mathematics MSci will give you the basis you need in advanced mathematics. In your fourth year you will conduct a research project, pursuing your own academic interests and acquiring the skill of independent academic research. This course leads to careers where mathematics is used technically, including industrial and academic research and finance, but will also suit those who wish to deepen their undergraduate studies.

You may have the opportunity to transfer to the five year Mathematics with a Year Abroad MSci programme where you will spend your third or fourth year abroad at a partner institution before returning to King’s to complete your studies.

Key benefits

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2020).

  • Research lies at the heart of our department - 87% of research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

  • You can choose from a wide range of modules, taught by renowned experts.

  • You'll become highly employable - our graduates have entered careers in banking, consultancy, accountancy, management and more.dies.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/mathematics-msci

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mathematics Msci (Hons) at King's College London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mathematics Msci (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 £28500 £32500 £37000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £40000 £25500 - £40500 £27500 - £52000


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, Msci (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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 Msci (Hons) at King's College London

30% Information Technology Professionals
15% Finance Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A*A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (in any order).

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma must be 60 credits in total. Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall: 42 credits must be from units awarded at Distinction, with 3 at Merit. The Access to Higher Education Diploma must be in Mathematics with the syllabus containing Pure Mathematics, and must include at least 30 Level 3 credits in Mathematics awarded at Distinction.

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.

including 7,7,6 at Higher Level including HL6 in Mathematics. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Must include Mathematics.

Must include grade D2 and D3 (in any order) in a Principal subject in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). If you are studying the one year Short Course in Further Mathematics, this can be considered instead if you additionally achieve/have achieved a grade 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King's as one of the Pre-U Principal subjects.

Required subjects: Mathematics and Further Mathematics Preferred subjects: None

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill
PTE Academic 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT) 92 overall with 23 in writing and 20 in the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Trinity ISE Level III (ISEIII) with pass in each skill
Institution's Own Test Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 6.5
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Costs

Tuition Fees Mathematics Msci (Hons)

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

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index

The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Average student cost of living in London

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of King's College London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of King's College London in related subject specific rankings.

Mathematics

    • #15 
    • #20 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #47 
    • #58 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #7 
    • #72 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #151 
    Mathematics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #18 
    • #351 
    Mathematics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #27 
    • #47 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #91 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #81 
    • #276 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #93 
    • #348 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of King's College London

What students say about studying Applied Mathematics in the UK?

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About King's College London

King’s College London (KCL) was established in 1892 and is located in the very centre of London. International students can start by taking KCL’s International Foundation, a one-year course intended to improve your knowledge on a particular subject while bringing your English to a level where you’re comfortable studying and communicating. The famous city of London offers innumerable advantages to young students, including myriad work opportunities, reliable and extensive public transport, and abundant entertainment options.

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