Mathematical Sciences (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Mathematical Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) explores the modern application of mathematics in different disciplines, including finance, programming, project management and statistics.

Course details

Our Mathematical Sciences (including foundation year) BSc is very practical and employment focused, providing you with mathematical skills and knowledge that is directly applicable in the workplace.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

During your time at the University you’ll be able to take advantage of the academic and pastoral support on offer from your tutors and academic mentors. There will also be opportunities to attend career-related workshops, including those that concentrate on improving your interview skills and adopting best practice in writing job applications.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines within the School of Computing and Digital Media, so you’ll get the opportunity to discuss the different applications of mathematics with other students.

In Year 0 (the foundation year) you’ll explore subjects that rely on the application of mathematical knowledge and learn fundamental skills in cyber security, programming and mathematics. You’ll also be introduced to robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT). These topics will provide you with a multitude of transferable skills as you’ll get to practise in electrical workshops, explore fundamental theoretical concepts and use a range of mathematical techniques.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2) – if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things (core, 30 credits)
  • Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
  • Programming (core, 30 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Financial Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
  • Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)
  • Mathematical Programming (core, 30 credits)
  • Mathematical Proofs and Structure (core, 30 credits)
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra (core, 30 credits)
  • Differential Equations (core, 15 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Group Theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Computational Mathematics (option, 30 credits)
  • Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets (option, 30 credits)
  • Academic Independent Study (core, 15 credits)
  • Further Calculus (core, 30 credits)
  • Mathematical Modelling (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)
  • Algebra and Analysis (option, 30 credits)
  • Cryptography and Number Theory (option, 15 credits)
  • Error Correcting Codes (option, 15 credits)
  • Financial Modelling and Forecasting (option, 30 credits)