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Mathematics MSci

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Overview

This four-year course lays the foundations of advanced mathematics necessary for applications and research. It leads to careers where mathematics is used technically, including industrial and academic research and finance. The course includes a substantial project in the fourth year.


Key benefits

  • Central location gives easy access to major libraries and many leading societies, including the London Mathematical Society.

  • Leading centre of research, with 87 per cent of the department’s research classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

  • Wide choice of modules taught by renowned experts.

  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.

  • Improved career prospects – King’s graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally in a wide range of professions.


Key information

UCAS code G103

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAA

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

85% overall

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics (including Pure Mathematics)

Preferred subjects

None

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Maths/Maths & Computing (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DD with eight Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A level Mathematics and grade A in AS level Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Note: Applicants offering Further Mathematics at AS Level will still need to meet the minimum grade requirements. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

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Course detail

Description

Mathematics has been studied at King's College London throughout its history and the first Professor of Mathematics was appointed in 1830. Since then the Department of Mathematics has established a record of accomplishments in central areas of pure mathematics and applied mathematics.

The programme lays the foundations of advanced mathematics necessary for applications of, and research in, a rapidly growing subject. It is designed for students aiming at careers in which mathematics is used technically, including industrial and academic research and finance. It covers more ground than the BSc programme, and includes a substantial project to be completed in the fourth year.

Teaching style

Teaching is predominantly by lectures, supplemented with tutorials and problem classes. Mathematics is not a spectator sport: to become a competent mathematician you must have a go at solving problems. Lecturers provide problem sheets, and if a problem defeats you, we hope and expect that you will ask for help.

Structure of course and assessment

Our students are assessed using a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the module.

Location

The central location of our department gives easy access to major libraries and many leading societies including the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Society.

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following modules shown below. King's reviews its modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.


    Eight core modules.


    Required Modules

    Calculus I

    Calculus II

    Geometry I

    Introduction to Dynamical Systems

    Linear Methods

    Numbers & Functions

    Probability & Statistics I

    Introduction to Abstract Algebra

  • Six core modules, plus two options.


    Required Modules

    Analysis I

    Geometry of Surfaces

    Groups & Symmetries

    Intermediate Dynamics

    Linear Algebra

    Partial Differential Equations & Complex Variables

    Logic

    Optional Modules

    Discrete Mathematics

    Elementary Number Theory

    Probability & Statistics II

  • Eight options from a wide range of modules. Students must include at least 2 modules marked with an asterisk from the list below:

    Fourier Analysis

    Real Analysis II*

    Complex Analysis*

    Topology*

    Special Relativity and Electromagnetism*

    Introductory Quantum Theory*

    Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time*

    Rings and Modules*

    Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time*


    Optional Modules

    Third Year Project
    Real Analysis II
    Special Relativity & Electromagnetism
    Complex Analysis
    Introductory Quantum Theory
    Topics in Mathematics
    Numerical Methods
    Galois Theory
    Topology
    Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time
    Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time
    History & Development of Mathematics
    Rings and Modules
    Elementary Number Theory
    Probability & Statistics II
    Space-time Geometry and General Relativity
    Fourier Analysis
    Discrete Mathematics
    Mathematics Education and Communication
    Representation Theory of Finite Groups
    Theory of Complex Networks
    Mathematical Biology
    Mathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour

  • Students undertake a substantial project, plus options, the most common of which are listed below.


    Required Modules

    MSci Project

    Optional Modules

    Manifolds
    Lie Groups & Lie Algebras
    Operator Theory
    String Theory & Branes
    Advanced Quantum Mechanics
    Quantum Field Theory
    Algebraic Geometry
    Nonlinear analysis
    Algebraic Number Theory
    Theory of Complex Networks
    Mathematical Biology
    Advanced General Relativity
    Probability Theory
    Complex Analysis
    Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems
    Elements of Statistical Learning
    Equilibrium Analysis of Complex Systems
    Fourier Analysis
    Galois Theory
    Metric and Banach Spaces
    Real Analysis II
    Representation Theory of Finite Groups
    Rings and Modules
    Space-time Geometry and General Relativity
    Supersymmetry
    Topolgy

    Plus a selection of modules from other University of London colleges.

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Career prospects

A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Many mathematics graduates become statisticians, actuaries, scientists, accountants, and so on. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences or the City. Opportunities also exist in teaching, and there is a real demand for graduates in this area.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
• Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte
• Graduates in the fashion industry, Lyle & Scott
• Teacher, Harris Academy
• Accounting Associate, Ernst & Young
• Financial Analyst, GE Healthcare
• Mathematical Developer, Oakham
• Audit Assistant, KPMG
• Finance Assistant, Eden Finance
• Management Consultant, Pricewaterhousecoopers
• Project Assistant, HSBC
• Qualify Management Technician, Pacific life Insurance
• Systems Analyst, QBE
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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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