University of Reading
Mathematics BSc (Hons)
University of Reading

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Mathematics

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mathematics 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 £28000 £27000 £35500
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £35000 £22500 - £32500 £29000 - £46500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Mathematics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28132 £27924 £34556
25-75 percentile range £24483 - £33995 £22183 - £36218 £25816 - £46509

Course Description

Develop core skills and knowledge, and tailor your learning to the areas of maths you’re most passionate about, with our flexible BSc Mathematics degree.

If you'd like to learn alongside enthusiastic, like-minded mathematicians, play to your strengths with a wide range of modules, and align your studies with your career aspirations, this could be the ideal course for you.

Choose BSc Mathematics at the University of Reading

  • The University of Reading is in the top 100 in the world for Physical Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, by Subject).
  • 98% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed outstanding or very considerable (REF 2021, combining 4 and 3 submissions – Mathematical Sciences).
  • Your degree will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (when 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).

Your first two years will cover the main aspects of mathematics and develop your knowledge in areas such as:

  • algebra
  • analysis
  • calculus
  • differential equations.

The second year features a skills module, designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability. You'll explore topics such as mathematical computing, communication and teamwork.

You'll also have the option to select modules from outside our Department. For example, you could opt for the Science of Climate Change module led by the Department of Meteorology, or learn a language through the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP).

In the final year of your degree, you'll focus your knowledge by exploring areas of interest in greater depth. The majority of modules in this year are optional, and include subjects from pure and applied mathematics or statistics, including:

  • number theory
  • cryptography
  • mathematical biology
  • numerical analysis
  • multivariate data analysis.

You will also undertake a project on a mathematical or statistical topic, culminating in a report and presentation.

Throughout your degree, we'll extend your skills, knowledge and resilience and play to your strengths, tailoring your degree to suit developing career aspirations.

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.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Mathematics BSc (Hons) at University of Reading

25% Information Technology Professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
5% Caring personal services
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

TOEFL (iBT) 88

We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced

We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

PTE Academic 69

We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Institution's Own Test

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Trinity ISE

We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Mathematics, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Mathematics BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £27650 year 1
International £27650 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, 2025

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 University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Mathematics

    • #24 
    • #36 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #46 
    • #58 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #24 
    • #351 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Reading

About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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Student composition of University of Reading

undergraduates:
11905
postgraduates:
3995
Total:
15900
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