This degree course will develop your analytical knowledge and technical skills, allowing you to apply mathematics to real-life challenges.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Mathematics

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

Mathematics underpins every technological, scientific and engineering achievement and natural phenomenon we see around us. Mathematics is integral to the applications and technologies we rely on each day.

This course develops your practical skills to solve real life problems and enhances your professional skills, enabling you to effectively communicate mathematics in the work environment. You will develop rigour in your mathematical knowledge and your mathematical abilities/ skills will be stretched and challenged (preparing you for graduate employment)

There is a shortage of graduates with analytical skills and this course meets the demands of industry. As a De Montfort University Mathematics graduate you will have logical and analytical thought processes, problem-solving abilities and good computing techniques, which will give you the opportunity to pursue highly sought-after careers in a wide range of fields including finance, credit risk, business intelligence, actuarial science, teaching, and research, to name just a few.

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All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Why Study this Degree

The practical nature of this course expands upon your theoretical knowledge and technical rigour, nurturing your logical and analytical thought processes to enhance your problem-solving abilities.

With the benefit of industry standard software skills and a variety of ways in which your mathematical expertise is assessed, you are naturally further developing your professional skills, preparing you for graduate employment.

Graduates may pursue careers specific to mathematics, such as mathematical modelling, data science, credit risk, operational research, financial management, pensions, actuarial science, clinical trials, forensic science investigation, or they may consider careers in which STEM graduates are welcomed such as: customer relationship management, consulting, project management. There are also relevant roles in business, health and education sectors, which appeal to many Mathematics graduates.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.