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Our courses

We offer a wide range of degrees. This includes joint degrees, where you can combine your mathematics study with subjects such as economics or computer science.

We offer courses that are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. This enables you to apply for Chartered Mathematician status upon graduation.

All our degrees give you the option to integrate a year in industry between your second and third years of academic study, and we also encourage you to take up our summer placement opportunities.


BSc Mathematics

Pursue your passion in mathematics on our most flexible course. The central importance of mathematics to so many areas makes this degree an ideal stepping stone to a wide variety of career opportunities in industry, education and research.

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MMath Mathematics

Immerse yourself in mathematics and gain a master’s-level understanding of the subject through a degree tailored to your strengths and interests. You'll choose from advanced options offering in-depth investigation of central areas of mathematics.

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BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Data Science

Understand the statistics that influence our lives. You'll gain a thorough understanding of the foundations of mathematics required to study statistics. You'll also study probability and statistical theory, as well as applied statistics.

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Joint degrees

BSc Mathematics with Computer Science

The modern world is increasingly reliant on computers and digital information, and this degree will provide you with skills highly prized by a vast range of employers. You will be given a thorough grounding in computer science, backed up by an in-depth knowledge of mathematics. 

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BSc Mathematics and Economics

Mathematics and economics affect society at every level, from the inner workings of businesses to advances in new technology.  You'll develop your skills as a mathematician while you gain a strong grounding in the conceptual underpinnings of economics. 

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BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking

Prepare yourself for a career in the financial markets or investment banking, while developing your knowledge of mathematics. You'll gain practical financial and investment banking experience through Henley Business School, the University of Reading's hub of business expertise. 

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Gain the required entry qualifications with an International Foundation Year

If you want to study mathematics at a British university, but don't have the correct qualifications, we offer an International Foundation Year option with selected undergraduate courses.

The foundation year is designed to equip international students with the subject-specific and general study skills needed to cope with the demands of undergraduate study.

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Combine your mathematics study with work experience

All the courses we offer are available with the option of a paid placement in industry that forms a recognised part of the degree.

A placement year is a fantastic opportunity to gain 12 months' work experience in an area that is directly related to your course or potential career path. Our dedicated Placements Team will help you to find a placement that suits you and your career aspirations.

You'll undertake the placement year during the third year of your course. Your first two years will be based at university, where you will develop a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject, which can then be applied in an industry-specific placement.

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Optional modules

As you progress through your mathematics degree at Reading, you'll have more and more choice in what you study. Your final year consists entirely of optional modules.

You'll be able to select from our Department's wide range of modules in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, as well as modules in other subjects. This enables you to follow your existing interests or discover new areas that you aren't as familiar with.

Fees, funding and scholarships

There is a variety of funding support available to our undergraduates. You may be eligible for government loans, grants or bursaries. 

Students from the UK can receive government loans to help towards tuition fees and living costs. They may also be eligible for grants and bursaries depending on their circumstances.

Undergraduate fees and funding


Why study with us?

Tailor your mathematics degree to your interests with our range of optional modules. Gain real-world experience with our volunteering and summer placement opportunities, or choose to spend a year in industry. 


How you'll study

We use a variety of teaching and assessment methods, so you can enhance your skills and play to your strengths. These include small-group problem-solving sessions, one-to-one tutorials and our peer-assisted learning scheme.


Life in the Department

You'll study in a supportive learning environment and build close staff-student relationships. We'll help you maximise your potential and achieve your personal and academic goals.

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