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Mathematics and Business Studies (Full-Time, 2017 Entry)

Why study Mathematics and Business Studies at Warwick?

  • We are one of the best Mathematics departments in the world, ranked 44th in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016. League tables consistently rank us as one of the UK’s top Mathematics departments, and our degrees are internationally recognised.
  • Our undergraduate Mathematics programme is distinguished by its academic excellence, flexibility and choice. All courses contain the same basic core of Mathematics in the first year, allowing easy specialisation later to almost all areas of Mathematics. You can also choose optional modules from other departments – up to 50% in later years of the BSc degree.
  • Warwick Mathematics Institute is internationally renowned for the quality of its research and our undergraduate degree courses are continually evolving in light of the latest research developments. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Warwick Mathematics Institute and Warwick Statistics together were ranked 3rd in the UK, with more than 90% of our research activity assessed as either 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'.
  • Warwick Business School's 35,000+ graduates provide an active alumni network which offers valuable career and networking opportunities. The WBS LinkedIn Group is the largest online business school community in Europe, a place for all alumni, staff and students to share ideas and interact. Their new £30m extension brings undergraduate and postgraduate students together in one vibrant, integrated hub.

Rhiannon Tapper

Mathematics student

Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

This degree will enable you to apply your sophisticated Mathematics skills in a Management context. You will learn from world-leading experts in two of the most highly regarded mathematics institutes and business schools in Europe.

In the Institute of Mathematics you will study Pure Mathematics modules (including a recommended mathematical programming module) alongside Applied Mathematics, which uses mathematical concepts to address problems in biology, computing, climate science and finance. As the course progresses, you will study more modules in Warwick Business School (WBS), which cover core areas spanning management, finance, marketing, operational research, entrepreneurship and industrial relations.

There is significant flexibility to choose Business modules to match your interests, with options including Starting a Business, Foundations of Accounting or Foundations of Finance. Our graduates are rigorous thinkers with advanced analytical and computing skills. They also have a valuable understanding of core business processes and experience of real-world business challenges.

Your first and second years follow the same structure as the BSc Mathematics degree programme, with core modules making up 75% of your course in the first year and 50% in the second year, and the remainder made up of optional Business modules. You will need to perform well in your second-year Business modules to proceed to the final year, which you will spend in WBS.

Successive years contribute to your final degree classification in the proportions of 10:40:50. Typically 20% to 30% of this is assessed through coursework.

How will I learn?

Each module is usually taught in three one-hour lectures per week, and you typically study four or five modules per term. In your first year, you meet your supervisor (a graduate student or final year undergraduate) twice a week to discuss the course material and go over submitted work. In your second and third years, lecture modules are accompanied by weekly support classes. Your personal tutor provides a further layer of learning and pastoral support.

Our approach to teaching is forward-looking and often innovative. The first Analysis module is taught through structured group problem-solving. The Mathematics by Computer module is computer-based, introducing you to mathematical software that illustrates new concepts. The Experimental Mathematics

How will I be assessed?

Most modules are assessed by 15% coursework and 85% final examinations or by 100% exam, with almost all exams taken in the third term. Essays and projects, such as the final-year MMath project, are assessed by coursework and an oral presentation.

What opportunities are there for work experience or to study abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and BSc students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. MMath students can spend their third year abroad in Europe and receive MMath with Study in Europe.

The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance. We would support any student wanting to spend an intercalated year in a mathematical role in industry.

Entry Requirements

A level

To include grade A* in A level Mathematics, grade A* in A level Further Mathematics and grade A in one additional non-Maths A level and grade 2 in any STEP/ Distinction in AEA Mathematics


To include A level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and a non-Maths subject


To include grade A* in A level Mathematics, grade A* in A level Further Mathematics and grades AA in two additional non-Maths A levels

International Baccalaureate 39 points overall including:

7,6,6 in three subjects at Higher Level including Mathematics


6, 6, 6 in three subjects at Higher Level including Mathematics plus grade 2 in any STEP or Distinction in AEA Mathematics

Other Qualifications We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA- recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A* in A level Mathematics or equivalent. Typically, offers will also include a requirement in both a STEP paper and A level Further Mathematics.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Further Information

Taking a gap year We are unable to accept applications for deferred entry.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days All applicants who receive an offer will be invited to a Departmental Open Day in January, February or March. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

First term core modules for Mathematics may include Differential Equations; Analysis; Foundations and Abstract Algebra. Maths and Economics students also need to take Economics I and Maths and Philosophy students will take Decartes and Mills.

Optional modules may include Introduction to Geometry; Classical Mechanics and Relativity; Discrete Maths & its Applications; Introduction to Quantitative Economics (not Maths and Economics students); Issues in Philosophy and Statistical Laboratory.

Find out more about the degree structure and module information

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Recent graduate career destinations include:

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Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:

A*A*A + STEP/ AEA including grade A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and grade 2 in any STEP/ Distinction in AEA Mathematics


A*A*A* including grade A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and a non-Maths subject


A*A*AA including grade A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and AA in two non-Maths subjects

IB: 39 points including:

7,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics


6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics, and grade 2 in any STEP/ Distinction in AEA Mathematics


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

Mathematics Institute

Warwick Business School

Student blogs

Emily Wolfenden - Maths

Mohammed Murtaza - Accounting and Finance

Manya Kalia - International Management

Tom Maskill - Management

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.