This course starts in 2021

Mathematics (research placement) MMath

Mathematics (research placement) MMath

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
A*AA
Contextual A-level offer:
AAA-AAB
UCAS code:
G101
Start date:
September 2021
  • =3rd in the UK for graduate prospects in Mathematics (The Complete University Guide 2021)

This course is for you if you’re an academic high-flyer. It offers you the exciting opportunity to work on a cutting-edge research project here at Sussex each summer. You’ll gain practical experience of Mathematics research as well as training for your future career. You’ll also get funding to cover your living expenses during that time.

You’ll join our experts and immerse yourself in world-class research. Our research is making a world-changing impact in diverse areas, ranging from smart materials and predicting floods to the behaviour of queues, social networks and infectious disease control. The use of industry-standard software (such as MATLAB, Python and R) develops your analytical and modelling skills. You’ll graduate with the knowledge needed to take your career in any direction you choose.

You’ll be guided throughout your degree by an academic adviser. We’ll support your career development with opportunities to engage with potential employers, while you develop the confidence and competence they’re looking for.

 

During your research placements and integrated Masters year, you’ll develop new research skills – particularly relevant if you're interested in going on to a research career at universities or in industry.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

MMath or BSc?

We also offer this course without research placements, or as a three-year BScFind out about the benefits of an integrated Masters year.

Find out about Megan’s journey through her maths degree at Sussex

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

A*AA

Contextual offer

AAA-AAB

Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

Subjects

A-levels must include both Mathematics and Further Mathematics, with grade A* in one and grade A in the other.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

36 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

Higher Levels must include Mathematics, with a grade of 7.

For entry in 2021, either  Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level will be accepted.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AAAAA

Subjects

Highers must include Mathematics, grade A. You will also need an Advanced Higher in Mathematics (grade A).

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades A*AA

Subjects

A-levels must include both Mathematics and Further Mathematics, with grade A* in one and grade A in the other.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

36 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

Higher Levels must include Mathematics, with a grade of 7.

For entry in 2021, either  Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level will be accepted.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of 83%

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to the highest level is essential (normally with a final grade of at least 8.5).

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and 95% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 2 or better.

 

 

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of 1.6  or better for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Canada

Typical offer

 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 80% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAAAB from 5 grade 12 courses

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Typical offer

If you have the Goakao, we will consider applications for direct entry to first year. You would normally need an overall average of 75%, including required subjects.

We are also pleased to consider applications if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year or you have one or more years of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution.

The Senior High School Graduation alone would not be sufficient for entry to our undergraduate degrees, but you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of at least 5.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of 19/20 and above will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Typical offer

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of 10 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Finland

Typical offer

Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least LEEE, including Mathematics with grade L.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with an overall final result of at least 15/20.

Additional requirements

You will need to be taking the science strand within the French Baccalauréat with a final result of at least 14/20 in Mathematics.

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 1.6 or better.

Additional requirements

You will need a very good final result in Mathematics (at least 14/15) at a high level.

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 19.5 will be considered for first-year entry. 

You must also have either Apolytirion pathway in Mathematics with a score of 19 or the Pan Hellenic in Mathematics with an overall score of 17.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 5 from three subjects including two electives.

Additional requirements

You must have some advanced/higher level ability in Mathematics, and will need to complete both the Compulsory and Extended Mathematics components.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average of at least 55555.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

  • 85% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
  • 85% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
  • 85% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

 

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H1,H2,H2,H2.

Additional requirements

Highers must include Mathematics, grade H1.

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of  90/100.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Typical offer

You'll normally need to complete an International Foundation Year in order to apply for first year entry.  The International Study Centre on campus provides a range of options.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Pass the Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with 48 points overall

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAA, Matriculation with a least a grade of 4 or UEC with an overall average grade A2 (80%).

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of 5

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Typical offer

You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential. Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Poland

Typical offer

Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects including Mathematics in the 85th percentile.

 

Additional requirements

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of 19/20.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 9 including a score of 8 in Mathematics

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovakia

Typical offer

Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita) with an average grade of 1.2 from 4 subjects including high scores in Mathematics.

 

 

Additional requirements

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 26 points overall.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of 8.5.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include A grades in the majority of subjects 

and to include grade A in Mathematics.

 

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores.

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of 5,5,5 in three subjects.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

 

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics to a high level is essential.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

TOEFL (iBT)

80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

Check your TOEFL qualification meets all of our language requirements

Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% or Grade 3

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

Transfers into Year 2

No

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Modules

This is a single-honours course, allowing you to focus in depth on your core subject.

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. We’ve recently improved this course with new opportunities and projects to help you transition through university life and prepare for your future career. Make sure you understand our changes for entry in 2021 by viewing our comparison table.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    Autumn teaching
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    These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. We’ve recently improved this course with new opportunities and projects to help you transition through university life and prepare for your future career. Make sure you understand our changes for entry in 2021 by viewing our comparison table.

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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      Research placements (each summer throughout this degree)

      Each summer throughout your degree you can apply to do a research placement based at Sussex. You work on cutting-edge projects that contribute to the work of the research group you’re placed with. 

      These are a great way to gain practical experience of Mathematics research, and receive unique training for your future career. You'll also receive funding to cover your living expenses during any placements you take. 

      Find out about other placements and internships

      Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t undertake your placement in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

      These modules are running in the academic year 2020/21. We’ve recently improved this course with new opportunities and projects to help you transition through university life and prepare for your future career. Make sure you understand our changes for entry in 2021 by viewing our comparison table.

      Core modules

      Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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        Options

        Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

        While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

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          Students and staff share their experiences of Mathematics at Sussex

          Our staff

          What I find most rewarding in teaching is seeing my students’ enthusiasm for learning and supporting their curiosity for a deeper understanding of Mathematics.”Dr Masoumeh Dashti
          Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

          Fees

          Fees are not yet set for the academic year 2021/22 – check back from December 2020. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

          Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

          Find out about our terms and conditions

          Scholarships

          Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

          Careers

          You can be confident that our courses provide you with the necessary skills and experience to secure employment or further studies with some of the world’s leading institutions.

          You'll have plenty of opportunities to develop careers skills, including:

          • talks by potential employers
          • advice on choosing a career path
          • CV and application writing
          • preparing for job interviews.

          Our graduates go onto a range of careers in finance and accounting, digital media, teaching, engineering and healthcare.

          Graduate destinations

          Recent Mathematics students have started jobs as:

          • audit and assurance graduate scheme at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
          • cyber security specialist adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
          • junior technical consultant at Sparta Global.

          Many of our graduates have also gone on to study for a postgraduate qualification (for example a PGCE, MSc or PhD).

          (Department of Mathematics careers database)

          Working while you study

          Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

           
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