Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Study at a Mathematics Department rated highly for 'Overall Student Satisfaction' each year in the National Student Survey. The Department is internationally recognised for the quality of its research in Pure Mathematics, Information Security, Statistics and Theoretical Physics You will be studying at a top'ranking languages department with an outstanding research record. The School of Modern Languages offers excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. You will benefit from a strong focus on small group teaching led by inspirational staff who are acknowledged experts in their fields, with a dedicated support network, including a personal academic adviser to guide you in your studies.

Course Modules

Mathematics Year 1: from Euclid to Mandelbrot; calculus; number systems; numbers and functions; introduction to applied mathematics; principles of statistics; functions of several variables; matrix algebra. Year 2: vector analysis and fluids; statistical methods; linear algebra and project; primes and factorisation; real analysis; probability; graphs and optimisation; ordinary DEs and Fourier analysis; further linear algebra and modules; complex variable. Year 3: quantum theory 1; interference; time series analysis; mathematics of financial markets; cipher systems; computational number theory's; combinatorics; electromagnetism; mathematics project; further linear algebra and modules; mathematics in the classroom; number theory; non'linear dynamical systems; applied probability; error correcting codes; complexity theory; quantum theory 2; advanced financial mathematics; public key cryptography; applications of field theory. Italian Year 1: intensive Italian for beginners or advanced Italian; the heritage of Dante and the renaissance; building the Italian nation: heroes and anti'heroes from Pinocchio to the leopard; fascist Italy. Year 2: advanced Italian 2 or advanced Italian 2 for post beginners. Optional courses: Dante's comedy (themes and ideas); post'war Italian cinema; renaissance transgressions (Aretino, Cellini, Bruno); Italian crime fiction; Boccaccio'Decameron. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: advanced oral and communication skills; advanced Italian 3 (translation from and into Italian); essay in Italian; Dante (the divine comedy, Paradiso); of women, knights, weapons and loves: the Italian chivalric tradition; shooting history (dictatorship, terror and crime in Italian film); Italian fashion and design; link essays; approved topic; from aestheticism to the avant'garde.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%-80%
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 86%

Total Coursework: 5%

Total Practical: 9%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation