Mathematics is often about finding the right answer, so if you haven’t been able to find what you were looking for elsewhere on our website we're here to help. We often receive questions around the following areas about which there is a range of advice available on other parts of our own and the university website. We've also got a list of answers to some of the frequently asked questions specific to the department, and you can always get in touch and speak direct to one of our friendly Undergraduate Admissions team.
Mathematics Admissions FAQs:
Yes, we welcome applicants who wish to take a ‘gap year’ between school and university. Just achieve your admissions offer and your place will be reserved.
On the ‘Qualifications’ section of your UCAS form you can enter the STEP paper under the ‘Not yet completed’ subsection. If you don’t know which paper you will sit, simply enter ‘STEP’ as we receive the results automatically via UCAS so will be able to see which paper(s) you have taken at this point.
If you have/do not enter STEP on your UCAS application it will not affect your likelihood of being made an offer, however our offers typically include a STEP requirement. If you do decide to sit one of these papers after receiving an offer we will receive the results automatically via UCAS so there is nothing further for you to do as we will know if you have taken a paper(s) at this point.
Please advise the Undergraduate Admissions Office (ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk as soon as possible, including your UCAS ID number and course code applied for in the subject line.
BSc Mathematics is our 3 year course from which you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. MMath Mathematics is our 4 year, ‘integrated masters’ course from which you’ll graduate with a Masters of Mathematics degree.
Both courses have the same entry requirements and same core modules in the 1st year. Course structures differ slightly after this point, more information on this can be found here.
It is possible to switch from the BSc to the MMath course at any point until the end of the 1st year and it is possible to switch from the MMath course to the BSc course at any point until the end of the 3rd year.
If you’re still struggling to decide remember you can apply for either and change your mind at a later date.
The Master of Mathematics (MMath) is a four-year undergraduate degree whereas the Master of Science (MSc) is a 1-year postgraduate degree and is usually taught at a higher level than the MMath. The MMath is intended primarily for those wishing to pursue a keen interest in Mathematics towards the frontiers of knowledge and for those expecting to use mathematics in their future careers (e.g. studying for a research degree or working in IT or the Financial Sector). In the UK, the normal route into a mathematics PhD programme is now via MMath courses.
As of 2018 these degree courses are available for transfer only i.e. students must start on the BSc or MMath courses, found in UCAS under G100 and G103, and then transfer to either of these degrees at the beginning of their second year provided certain module requirements are met.
Subject to availability of places, we do sometimes allow students to transfer into the second year of the BSc or MMath degree courses, provided they have done and achieved good results in our core first year modules.
Yes, we encourage students to consider spending a year studying abroad at one of 23 European partner universities in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This is typically taken between your 2nd and 3rd year for BSc students, or between your 3rd and 4th year or in place of your 3rd year for MMath students.
If you’re interested in this option, you can apply to study abroad during your second year of study.
Before you go we can prepare you with the necessary language skills through the Warwick Language Centre.
After the year in Europe, you will return to Warwick for your final year. Your degree title will feature ‘with Intercalated Year’or ‘MMath with Study in Europe’.
You can find out more about the Erasamus Program and study abroad options here.
For queries about the Mathematics department, our degree programmes, Offer Holder Open Days or other questions specific to the department please contact:
mathsadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0)24 7652 8983
For queries about the suitability of your qualifications, your application to Warwick through UCAS, your offer and conditions attached to it or decisions made at Confirmation please contact:
ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0)24 7652 3723