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Key facts

Total expected intake
257 (2019 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio
9 : 1 (for 2017 entry)

The Guardian University Guide 2018
3rd in the UK

About the Department

Studying mathematics at Imperial means joining a community of some of the world’s leading researchers. Our teaching programme is strongly influenced by their research expertise which spans Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Finance, Pure Mathematics and Statistics. This opens up a large choice of optional modules in years three and four, with plenty of freedom to follow your own interests.

Additional opportunities available in the Department include the chance to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification, to complete an integrated year abroad or to study a Joint Honours degree with Computing. You can also engage with maths beyond the curriculum by joining Plus!, our problemsolving group, and our student-led weekly lecture series, the Undergraduate Colloquium.

Choosing a course

There are 11 streams of study available in Mathematics, and four joint mathematics and computing courses. Our BSc and MSci Mathematics degrees are the broadest, giving you the greatest level of flexibility in your choice of optional modules. The MSci in Mathematics allows you to continue your studies to Master's level in the final year. In addition, there are opportunities to pursue teacher training or a Year in Europe.

All students follow nearly the same programme for the first two years, gaining a great breadth of understanding in pure, applied and statistical mathematics. In the third and fourth years, students are allowed to choose options from a large variety of modules, allowing them to specialise under a specific degree coding.

Due to the structure of the programme, it is possible to transfer between the different degree codings once at College, subject to the relevant approval. Additional entry requirements may also apply, such as proficiency in a relevant modern language for study abroad. Thus students should only apply to one degree course within the Department; there is no advantage in applying to more than one.  

For further information, please visit the Department’s FAQ pages.


Mathematics studentMathematics courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Mathematics seminarJoint Mathematics and Computing courses

Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (270 ECTS):