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What makes Mathematics at Worcester special?

In this practice-based course you will learn how to think logically, to solve real problems and to analyse real data sets.

During the course, you will also develop a sound theoretical foundation in core areas of mathematics and statistics, as well as skills in abstract reasoning, logical deduction, logical argument, problem solving and communication. Innovative approaches to learning and teaching develop skills in problem solving, team work and communication.

Mathematics graduates are highly sought-after by employers in many sectors as they have intellectual rigor, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to tackle complex tasks. So, even if your decision to study mathematics at university is motivated solely by your love of the subject, your degree will also provide a strong foundation for future career options.

Key features

  • Develop your own mathematical and statistical models in a range of applications, e.g. movement of planets and satellites, performance analysis in sport, predictive models in football, clinical trials in medicine and modelling the atmosphere
  • Take part in the Worcester Mathematics Society and the Maths Arcade (mathematics games) sessions, which foster a staff-student mathematical community
  • Your third-year project will typically consider a real, work-based problem. This project will culminate in a poster day attended by a range of employers to discuss your work, giving you valuable feedback and networking opportunities

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

At least 112 UCAS tariff points including A level Mathematics at grade C or above.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Explorations in Probability and Statistics
  • Explorations in Number Theory and Geometry
  • Computational Thinking
  • Algorithms, Logic and Reasoning
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre 

Year 2

  • Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Estimation and Inference
  • Real Analysis
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre 

Year 3

  • Mathematics Project
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Optimisation
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Advanced Applications in Statistics  

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?


Where could it take you?


Mathematics graduates are in high demand in business, industry, teaching and research.  However, employers tells us that it is difficult to recruit mathematics graduates that can work in a team, communicate well and solve real-world problems. Therefore, the mathematics course at the University of Worcester has been designed with these skills as a key feature throughout.

Starting salaries for mathematics graduates are amongst the highest of all the graduate disciplines. Also, with a mathematics degree you can pursue a very wide range of careers, e.g., accountant, aerospace engineer, actuary, financial risk analyst, investment analyst, mathematical modeller, meteorologist, operational researcher, research scientist, statistician, systems developer, and teacher.


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If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111  

Course leader

Dr Mark Johnston