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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.
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.
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
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.
Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree:
study of mathematical mechanics and statistics
King’s also strongly encourages you to extend your mathematical interests by studying for the Advanced Extension Award (www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/aea) or STEP (STEP:www.admissionstestingservice.org/our-services/subject-specific/step)
Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer.
Application deadline: January 15th 2016
35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666
45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit
D3 D3 D3
Further information below
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 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.
Our students are assessed using a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the module.
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.
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.
Introduction to Dynamical Systems
Numbers & Functions
Probability & Statistics I
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Six core modules, plus two options.
Geometry of Surfaces
Groups & Symmetries
Partial Differential Equations & Complex Variables
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:
Real Analysis II*
Special Relativity and Electromagnetism*
Introductory Quantum Theory*
Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time*
Rings and Modules*
Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time*
Third Year ProjectReal Analysis IISpecial Relativity & ElectromagnetismComplex AnalysisIntroductory Quantum TheoryTopics in MathematicsNumerical MethodsGalois TheoryTopologyMathematical Finance I: Discrete TimeMathematical Finance II: Continuous TimeHistory & Development of MathematicsRings and ModulesElementary Number TheoryProbability & Statistics IISpace-time Geometry and General RelativityFourier AnalysisDiscrete MathematicsMathematics Education and CommunicationRepresentation Theory of Finite GroupsTheory of Complex NetworksMathematical BiologyMathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour
Students undertake a substantial project, plus options, the most common of which are listed below.
ManifoldsLie Groups & Lie AlgebrasOperator TheoryString Theory & BranesAdvanced Quantum MechanicsQuantum Field TheoryAlgebraic GeometryNonlinear analysisAlgebraic Number TheoryTheory of Complex NetworksMathematical BiologyAdvanced General RelativityProbability TheoryComplex AnalysisDynamical Analysis of Complex SystemsElements of Statistical LearningEquilibrium Analysis of Complex SystemsFourier AnalysisGalois TheoryMetric and Banach SpacesReal Analysis IIRepresentation Theory of Finite GroupsRings and ModulesSpace-time Geometry and General RelativitySupersymmetryTopolgy
Plus a selection of modules from other University of London colleges.
"I am fortunate enough to have lecturers that are always engaging and approachable, and who often throw in cool facts about new developments or the history of their module, making it that much more interesting!"
"The definitive nature of this course in which there is only one right answer and one must construct a method to reach, is something I greatly appreciate. I also love the feeling of satisfaction when the decisive answer is reached."
"I am part of the Mathematics Society’s ‘Buddy Scheme’, whereby first year students are assigned buddies from older years to help with any problems they may have and to help make the transition between school and university a little easier."
"I enjoy the independence and responsibility for personal study that a mathematics degree requires. The lecturers provide plenty of extra material for the mathematically curious, which has greatly contributed to my understanding of the subject."
Professor Jurgen Berndt
Head of Department and Professor of Mathematics
"The Department has established a record of accomplishments in central areas of pure mathematics and applied mathematics. A key feature of the undergraduate experience at King's for Mathematics students is automatic membership to the King's College London Mathematics Society."
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Full time tuition fees - Home/EU
£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*
Full time tuition fees - Overseas
£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**
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*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.
**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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