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Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

Personal Statement:

Your personal statement should describe your motivation for choosing this programme and information about your non-academic interests and achievements.

 

GCSE (or equivalent level 2 qualifications) requirements:

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above is essential.
 
 

A Levels

Typical Offers:  A*AA

  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are excluded
  • a six unit vocational A level is acceptable provided it is in a broadly related subject

Double Maths:

For applicants taking both A-level Maths and Further Maths and STEP/AEA a typical offer is:

  • obtain grades A* in Maths, A in Further Maths and B in one further A-level subject plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA Maths paper.

If STEP/AEA is not taken a typical offer is:

  • obtain grades A* in A-level Maths, A in A-level Further Maths and A in one further A-level subject.

AS Further Maths:

For applicants taking A-level Maths and AS Further Maths and STEP/AEA a typical offer is: 

  • obtain grade A* in A-level Maths, grades A A in two further A-level subjects and grade A in AS Further Maths plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA Maths paper.

Single Maths: 

  • obtain A* in A-level Maths with A's in each module, grades A* and A in two further A- level subjects plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA Maths paper. There should be a second scientific or quantitative subject preferably physics.

Further Information:

Bath wishes to allow access to its courses in the mathematical sciences to applicants who are not able to take a full A level in Further Mathematics and will continue to make offers to exceptional candidates in this category. Accordingly we shall require such applicants to achieve at least Merit in Advanced Extension Mathematics or 2 in one STEP paper.

Nevertheless we would like to encourage applicants to take Further Mathematics at A levels if possible, and to similarly encourage the taking of Advanced Extension papers or STEP papers for all applicants. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, having studied a wider mathematics curriculum and having attempted more demanding questions is an undoubted advantage in the transition to university mathematics. Secondly, it is very hard to assess an applicant's real mathematical potential unless they take the full A level Further Maths. In many cases an applicant's university place depends on their grade in Biology or Physics or English etc whereas we would prefer a better measure of mathematical ability.

Please visit the Department's web pages for more detailed information

Access to HE Diploma

Unfortunately we are not able to make offers to students taking only the Access to HE Diploma. Please see information in the A Level section.  

Apolytirion

Obtain 19 overall in Apolytirion with 19 in Mathematics plus Grade A* in A-Level Maths and Grade A in Further Mathematics. OR 19 overall in the Apolytirion with 19 in Mathematics plus A* in A-Level Mathematics, an A in a second A-Level and at least a 2/Merit in one Mathematics Step/AEA paper.  If three A levels are taken then the standard offer (see A level section above) may also be made

BTEC

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas will be considered at grade D* when offered in combination with A Level Maths at grade A* and A Level Further Maths at grade A. Please see the A level section above for further guidance. Applicants will need to ensure that they meet the GCSE requirements listed above.

Bulgaria

 

Obtain an average of 5.7 in the final year of the Diploma za sredno obrazovanie including 6 in Mathematics from the State Matriculation Examination PLUS at least a 2/Merit in one Mathematics STEP/AEA paper.

 

Cambridge Pre-U

Typical Offer:

Obtain D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics at D2

OR

D2, D3, M1, including Mathematics at D2, plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA Maths paper.

European Baccalaureate

Typical Offer: 85% overall, with 9 in Higher Level (5 period) Mathematics plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA maths paper OR 85% with 9 in Higher Level (5 period) and Advanced Level (3 period) Mathematics.

France

 

Obtain a minimum of 16 in the French Baccalaureat, including a minimum of 17 in Mathematics and 14 in English plus at least a 2/Merit in one Mathematics STEP/AEA paper.

Or

Obtain a minimum of 15 in the Option Internationale du Baccalaureat, including a minimum of 17 in Mathematics and 14 in English plus 2/Merit in one Mathematics STEP/AEA paper.

 

Germany

 

Obtain a minimum 1.2 overall with at least 14 in Maths, 12 in English and 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA paper.

 

India

Obtain minimum overall averages of 85% in India 12th Standard, to include 85% in Mathematics and 75% in English.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer (2016 entry): 39 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (HLM) OR 38 with at least 7 in HLM. Bonus points are allowed in the overall total.

Typical offer (2017 entry): 36 points with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics, or 7,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics.

International Students

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications as entry either to our Foundation Year or directly on to the first year of our undergraduate programmes.  For further information please visit our International Office web page.

English Language Qualifications:

We normally require all applicants whose first language is not English to provide evidence of English language proficiency and we may ask you to take an English language test.

The minimum requirement for Mathematics programmes is: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components. Applicants should submit their results by 31st July. For a list of other English language qualifications we accept please go to the English Language Entry Requirements web page.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Typical Offer: AAAAAB, which must include an A in Mathematics, plus at least 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA maths paper.

Poland

Obtain 90% overall in the Matura, with 95 in Higher Level Mathematics and  85, 85 in two more subjects at Higher Level plus 2/Merit in one STEP/AEA paper.

 

Scottish Highers

Typical Offer: AAAAA at Higher level and AA at Advanced Higher level which must include Mathematics.

USA

Obtain a minimum  of 770 in SAT subject test Mathematics level 2 plus at least a 5 in Calculus BC and at least a 5, 5 in two other Group A Advanced Placement Examinations.


Welsh Baccalaureate

We welcome applicants offering the Welsh Bacc Core alongside A levels ; we are aware of the range of skills and qualities which it develops and of the additional work which it demands.  Please see the A level entry for subject combination details.