Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Combining practical and theoretical principles, this degree will develop your analytical knowledge and technical skills, allowing you to apply mathematics to real-life challenges.


Awarded 100 per cent overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to meet the requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation.

Emphasises mathematical concepts and analytical techniques, providing youwith a solid theoretical background to further develop your mathematicalknowledge and enhance your professional skills.

97.3 per cent of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study,according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 report.They work in a range of areas such as finance, credit risk, business intelligence, actuarial science, teaching, research and a variety of analytical roles.

Develop your knowledge of industry-standard software such as Minitab, SASand MATLAB and enhance your professional skills through written reports, phase tests, practical assessments and verbal presentations.

Gain an industry-recognised certification from SAS, the world’s largestindependent business analytics company: the Mathematics programme awards joint SAS certification.

Ranked 6th out of 68 in The Guardian University league tables 2020.

BSc Mathematics course may be studied 3 years full time or 4 years with a one year sandwich placement. Many Mathematics students have used this placement opportunity to secure a graduate role.

Graduates with both technical and practical skills are in high demand by employers. This course has been developed to meet the demands of industry for skilled mathematicians and statisticians. It has a strong emphasis on the applications of mathematics, statistics and operational research and uses industry-standard software to prepare you for graduate employment. 

As a DMU mathematics graduate you will have highly sought after logical and analytical thought processes, problem-solving abilities and good computing techniques, which will give you the opportunity to enter a wide range of careers.


“This course is really interesting and good to invest your time in and it gives you a wide range of different skills which will increase your chance of employment once you have finished your degree.”

Nathaniel Seabrook, Mathematics BSc (Hons)


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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: G100

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: G100

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including A-level Mathematics at B or above, or
  • Applied Science BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM to include relevant Mathematics modules. In addition for all other BTEC courses A-level Mathematics at grade B or above will be required

Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access in the QAA accredited Access to HE Maths course with at least 15 credits in Mathematics at distinction. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.

We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points with Maths at higher level grade 6

Portfolio Required: No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language — If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited   Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessments




First year

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Statistics I
  • Operational Research I
  • Mathematical Modelling with Computers I 
  • Mathematical Modelling with Computers II

Second year

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Introduction to CI and Control Systems
  • Abstract Algebra I
  • Abstract Algebra II
  • Further Calculus I
  • Further Calculus II
  • Statistics II
  • Operational Research II

Click here for more detailed module information.

Third year

Optional modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Data Mining
  • Fuzzy logic and Knowledge Based Systems
  • Nonlinear Optimisation
  • Multicriteria Analysis
  • Non-linear Dynamical System
  • Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Modelling with Partial Differential Equations
  • Statistical Modelling I: Analysis of Time Series Data
  • Statistical Modelling II: Analysis of Categorical Data and Multivariate Data
  • Rigorous Systems

The course is taught by friendly, knowledgeable, experienced staff who use a variety of teaching and learning methods, including: lectures, tutorials and computer-based laboratory sessions. The choice of software used is informed by industry practice, thus ensuring that your technical and practical skills are up-to-date and relevant.

You will be taught to use professional software such as Minitab, SPSS, SAS and Matlab, and you will work on scenario-based examples allowing you to apply mathematics and develop professional skills via written reports, laboratory assessments and verbal presentations.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and can expect to undertake at least 24 further hours of independent study such as reading around the topic area to supplement your lecture notes, completing tutorial work, computer laboratory exercises and coursework.


Facilities and features

Computer Science Laboratories

Our numerous high-specification computing laboratories are equipped with the latest PCs with current professional-standard software. The laboratories in Gateway House provide 100 computer workstations for students to use, and the space is divided into interconnected laboratories each with 20 machines (20 HP PCs running Windows/Linux).

You will benefit from printing facilities, internal network access and digital projectors which aid teaching and learning. All the machines are connected via the Faculty of Technology network to a dedicated, high-performance file server for storage and backup of students' work. Many of the software packages are open source which means students can download and run software at home. 

You will also benefit from study spaces within the faculty buildings that are available for you to use on a casual basis throughout the year in addition to our Kimberlin Library.


We have 1,600 study places and more than 700 computer workstations across all library locations on campus. These give access to more than 500,000 print publications, thousands of e-books and e-journals and a huge range of DVDs, plus a host of research databases.

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management.

There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers


Graduate Careers

As a DMU Mathematics graduate, you will be highly sought after in the job market. In addition to expanding your mathematical expertise and nurturing your logical and analytical thought processes, this practical course will enhance your problem-solving abilities and equip you with good computing techniques. It will also further develop your report writing, teamwork and presentation skills, enabling you to enter a wide range of careers in:

  • Mathematics: (e.g. mathematical modelling, financial management, pensions, investment, forensic science investigation)
  • Statistics: (e.g. data analysis, data mining, data science, customer relationship management, actuarial work)
  • Operational Research: (eg. decision making, management scientist, logistics, transport planning)
  • Computing: (e.g. programming, database design, artificial intelligence)
  • Business: (e.g. industry, commerce, accounting, insurance, banking)
  • Education: (e.g. teaching)

The course is also a springboard for our graduates who wish to undertake university (MPhil, PhD) research or pursue a taught master's course.



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons — helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.



You can improve your CV, become highly employable and put the skills you learn on your course into practice by taking a work placement as part of your studies.

Technology's dedicated Placement Team provides support to all of our students looking to integrate a placement within their university career on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate masters programmes. The placement unit will help you search for placement opportunities, create and refine your CV and interview approach, and offer any advice you need to find a great placement. Our placement students have worked for a range of organisations from small business through to multinational companies across the world including Microsoft, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and PepsiCo International.

Placements can enhance your career prospects and give you the chance to use theory from the classroom in a real-world scenario before you have graduated.

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