Undergraduate Pathway in Mathematical Sciences

Through this pathway you can progress to any of Plymouth University's range of degrees in the mathematical sciences (see list below). Mathematics at Plymouth University is a blend of high level research and excellent teaching involving over 30 academic staff. In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework 68% of all research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent. This research is across pure and applied mathematics, medical and financial statistics, theoretical physics and simulations using high performance computing.


Our students are well supported so they can master challenging material:


Plymouth University degrees are designed to develop your analytical and strategic thinking skills as well as equipping you with professional software experience and in applying mathematics to solve a wide variety of problems and our students can progress to careers in both industry and academia.

Pathways at Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree in Mathematical Sciences Stage 3: Second Year Degree Stage 4: Final Year Degree

£12,250 (two semesters)






Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


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  • Business Studies

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Physics 1

  • Principles of ICT

  • Programming Techniques

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Practical Methods in Science and Technology

Stage 2: First Year Degree


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Stage 3: Second Year Degree


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Stage 4: Final Year Degree


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Please note: First, Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:

Plymouth University degree pathways

Popular Careers

Employment and career options:

Potential careers in: Financial Risk Analyst; Chartered Accountant; Actuary; Corporate Investment Banker; Financial Trader, Medical/Pharmaceutical Statistician, Data Analyst, Engineer, Industrial Mathematician.

Employers of previous Plymouth University mathematics graduates have included:

KPMG; Fujitsu; Ricoh; Ernst and Young; Glaxo Smith Kline; IBM; The Met Office; Royal Bank of Scotland; Nomura AES International Lloyds Banking Group University of Cambridge Bank of International Settlements Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit Siemens Rail Automation; JP Morgan; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Deloitte; Capital One Bank; Techmodal Ltd; ; Office for National Statistics

Average starting salaries:

According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Maths are £24,437.