City University London

Course Introduction

The Foundation Year in Mathematics is a one'year full'time programme validated by City University London as an entry route to a number of BSc degrees in the areas of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. It is taught partly at City University London and partly at Westminster Kingsway College.The Foundation Year in Mathematics aims to provide students with a knowledge of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Economics, I.T. and Computing sufficient to enable them to undertake an undergraduate degree in the area of Actuarial Science.

Course Modules

All years: core modules include: actuarial science; statistics; mathematics; economics and finance; financial and investment mathematics; insurance mathematics; financial economics and probabilistic modelling in insurance; final year studies comprise subjects chosen from an extensive list of options as well as a final year project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB
  • European Baccalaureate
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

84% Go on to work and/or study

In work 42
Studying 23
Studying and working 19
Unemployed 11
Unknown 5

27% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 52%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 12%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation