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Mathematics with a Placement Year BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Develop core skills and knowledge, and tailor your learning to the areas of maths you’re most passionate about, with our flexible BSc Mathematics with Placement Year 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. This four-year degree includes an integrated, year-long work placement.**Choose BSc Mathematics with Placement Year at the University of Reading** - 92% overall student satisfaction score (National Student Survey, 2020). - 86% of our research recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014). - Your degree will meet the 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.**Placement Year**This degree includes an integrated, year-long work placement between your second and final year.We offer a variety of placements – in areas such as finance, statistics or modelling – to provide you with valuable experience and insight into industry.Our dedicated placements officer can offer advice and support to find your ideal placement, as well as developing your CV and interview skills.**Careers**92% of our students are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18; First Degree responders from Mathematics).Mathematics plays a key role in many aspects of modern life, from technological development to data analysis. Your mathematical knowledge – combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills – will help make you highly desirable to a range of employers.You may choose to work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics. You may also be interested in areas of the private sector, including commerce and information technology.You could also move into a range of related careers, such as: - accountancy - financial analysis - engineering - modelling - computing - actuarial work.Recent students have gone on to work for leading organisations from a wide variety of sectors, including PepsiCo, the BBC, the Bank of East Asia and BAE Systems. You could also further develop your sk

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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including Mathematics at grade A. If you place us as your Firm choice we will accept you with one grade lower than this, including accepting a B in Maths at A level. (e.g. BBC with Maths at B or ABD with Maths at either A or B).


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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 25,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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