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MSci Mathematics with Management - 2025 entry

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code G1N6
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2025
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Mathematics

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Typical offer

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A levels: A*AA
IB: 38/766

Contextual offers

A-Level: AAB
IB: 34/665


  • Taught in partnership between Exeter’s Mathematics department and The University of Exeter’s triple-accredited Business School
  • Designed to equip you for a management career in industry, commerce or the public sector
  • Provides you with invaluable advanced mathematics skills alongside a detailed understanding of the relationship of management theories and practice to the functional areas of business
  • Opportunity to extend your degree and spend a ‘Year in Industry’ at companies such as Lloyds Banking Group, Coca-Cola, Met Office and PwC

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Entry requirements (typical offer)

Qualification Typical offer Required subjects
A-Level A*AA GCE AL Maths grade A Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.
IB 38/766 HL6 in Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches)
BTEC D*DD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also require GCE AL Maths grade A
GCSE 4 or C Grade 4/C in GCSE English language
Access to HE 30 L3 credits at Distinction Grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in an acceptable Mathematics subject area
T-Level T-Levels not accepted N/A
Contextual Offer

A-Level: AAB
IB: 34/665

Specific subject requirements must still be achieved where stated above. Find out more about contextual offers.

Other accepted qualifications

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English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Grades advertised on each programme webpage are the typical level at which our offers are made and provide information on any specific subjects an applicant will need to have studied in order to be considered for a place on the programme. However, if we receive a large number of applications for the programme we may not be able to make an offer to all those who are predicted to achieve/have achieved grades which are in line with our typical offer. For more information on how applications are assessed and when decisions are released, please see: After you apply

International Foundation programmes

Preparation for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree:

Course content

In addition to taking core modules in Mathematics, you’ll learn about the theory underlying different types of management structures, processes and practices. Through this you’ll consider the relevance of both historical and contemporary approaches to the future of work organisation by practising managers.

Compulsory modules

MTH1001Mathematical Structures30
MTH1002Mathematical Methods30
MTH1004Probability, Statistics and Data30
BEM1023Discovering Management30

In your second year you’ll study core modules in Management, gaining a deeper understanding of operations management, marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from several optional modules in Mathematics relevant to Business, such as Differential Equations and Statistical Modelling.

Compulsory modules

MTH2003Differential Equations15
BEM2007Operations Management15
BEM2***Choice of Management Modules15

Optional modules

Select between 45 and 75 credits:
MTH2004Vector Calculus and Applications15
MTH2006Statistical Modelling and Inference30
MTH2008Real Analysis15
MTH2009Complex Analysis15
MTH2010Groups, Rings and Fields15
MTH2011Linear Algebra15
You may select up to 30 credits:
XXXXXXFree Choice15

If you choose the ‘with a Year in Industry’ variant of this degree, your placement will take place in the third year of this five year degree. For more information about the ‘with a Year in Industry’ programme, please see the course variants.

In your third year you’ll study a compulsory module in strategic management, gaining an understanding of the 21st century competitive landscape from a strategic management perspective, and developing the ability to analyse strategic issues using a number of approaches. You’ll also have the freedom to choose modules in Mathematics from across the department such as Topology and Metric Spaces and Theory of Weather and Climate. 30 credits may be chosen from outside the areas of mathematics and management.

Compulsory modules

MTHM036Research in Mathematical Sciences15
BEM3033Strategic Management30

Optional modules

Select between 45 and 75 credits:
MTH3001Theory of Weather and Climate15
MTH3004Number Theory15
MTH3006Mathematical Biology and Ecology15
MTH3007Fluid Dynamics15
MTH3008Partial Differential Equations15
MTH3011Nonlinear Systems and Control15
MTH3013Applied Differential Geometry15
MTH3019Mathematics: History and Culture15
MTH3022Graphs, Networks and Algorithms15
MTH3024Stochastic Processes15
MTH3028Statistical Inference: Theory and Practice15
MTH3030Mathematics of Climate Change15
MTH3038Galois Theory15
MTH3039Computational Nonlinear Dynamics15
MTH3040Topology and Metric Spaces15
MTH3041Bayesian statistics, Philosophy and Practice15
MTH3042Integral Equations15
MTH3044Bayesian Data Modelling15
MTH3045Statistical Computing15
MTH3050Functional Analysis15
You may select 0 to 30 credits:
EMP3001Commercial and Industrial Experience15
Free Choice - up to 30 credits30
NSC3009Aerosols, Clouds and Climate15

The focus of your final year will be a research-led project, through which you will explore a topic of your choice. You’ll be supervised by an academic with expertise in your chosen field and gain experience working as an independent researcher.

Compulsory modules

MTHM003Analysis and Computation for Finance15
MTHM006Mathematical Theory of Option Pricing 15
MTHM032Mathematics, Business and Finance Project30

Optional modules

Select between 15 and 45 credits:
BEAM035Derivatives Pricing15
BEEM113Advanced Econometrics15
BEEM102Quantitative Research Techniques 115
BE*M***Business School M-level module15
You may select up to 45 credits:
MTHM001Functional Analysis15
MTHM004Fractal Geometry15
MTHM017Advanced Topics in Statistics15
MTHM018Dynamical Systems and Chaos15
MTHM019Fluid Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans15
MTHM022Dynamics and Evolution of Biological Systems15
MTHM023Modelling the Weather and Climate15
MTHM024Mathematical Analysis of Biological Systems 15
MTHM028Algebraic Number Theory15
MTHM029Algebraic Curves15
MTHM030Waves, Instabilities and Turbulence15
MTHM031Magnetic Fields and Fluid Flows15
MTHM033Statistical Modelling in Space and Time15
MTHM041Analytic Number Theory15
MTHM045Space Weather and Plasmas15
MTHM048Ergodic Theory15
MTHM052Mid-Latitude Weather Systems15
MTHM062Data-driven Analysis and Modelling of Dynamical Systems15
MTHM063Uncertainty Quantification15
NSCM005Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine15
You may select up to 30 credits:
Free Choice of level M Modules30
You may select up to 15 credits:
***3***Free choice of level 3 module15


Tuition fees for 2024 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £27,000 per year


The University of Exeter has many different scholarships available to support your education, including £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*. Financial support is also available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, lower income households and other under-represented groups to help them access, succeed and progress through higher education.

* Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

Find out more about tuition fees and scholarships

Learning and teaching

All our degrees involve a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, examples classes, workshops and tutorials. Most modules in mathematics involve three one-hour lectures per week, so you typically have 12 lectures per week. In the first year there are tutorial classes for each module every fortnight, except for modules involving computing or project work. Thus in the first year you would typically have around 16 contact hours per week. In the first term, the ‘Foundations’ module helps you with the transition from A level to university mathematics.

Private study and support

In addition to lectures and seminars, you should spend about 20 hours per week in private study. Working through examples and solving problems is a vital part of learning mathematics, and we advise you attempt all coursework problems, whether formally assessed or not. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be happy to advise or put you in touch with support services and you are encouraged to discuss mathematical problems or questions with tutors and lecturers who advertise regular office hours. Extra support is available, for example through lunchtime mathematics surgeries or our peer mentor scheme, and we have an active student-staff liaison committee.

Project and computer work

There are modules at all levels that involve project work and report writing, and the final year project is a major piece of research and writing that allows you to go into depth for a specific area under the guidance of a member of academic staff. You can choose from wide range of possible project topics each year, or negotiate a topic/title with a member of academic staff. Several of the modules develop skills to use a range of modern computer tools for working with data, programming or symbolic algebra as well as typesetting and presentation.

Elective modules

Once you have mastered the foundations, our mathematics programmes offer in later years a wide range of options within the programme. In addition to the named degrees with study abroad, professional experience and year in industry, you can take optional (called elective) modules from all over the university in years 2 and 3. These options are subject to your availability, having the appropriate background (pre-requisites) and certain programme constraints.

A research and practice led culture

You will benefit from teaching by academic staff comprising internationally-recognised mathematicians, scientists and practitioners active across a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and applications. As you progress through your degree, you will hear about the latest mathematical research and have opportunities (for example, the independent research project) to become actively involved in a research project yourself.


Assessment for all degrees is through a combination of examinations and coursework. Examinations are the more important part of the process, but the coursework helps you to work steadily throughout your degree. This is particularly important in Mathematics where the subject matter develops logically as the degree progresses. Written examinations for mathematics modules are held in January and May/June of the first and second years and in May/June of each subsequent year. Some modules have tests, essays, presentations and/or project reports that contribute to the assessment.

Optional modules outside of this course

Each year, if you have optional modules available, you can take up to 30 credits in a subject outside of your course. This can increase your employability and widen your intellectual horizons.

Proficiency in a second subject

If you complete 60 credits of modules in one of the subjects below, you may have the words 'with proficiency in [e.g. Social Data Science]' added to your degree title when you graduate.

  • A Foreign Language
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Social Data Science

Find out more about proficiency options

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Your future

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist mathematical fields and across a broad range of other sectors. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.

You’ll be able to meet with local and national employers who regularly visit the university to engage with students, hosting mock interviews, CV workshops, drop-ins and lectures. This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the day to day activities of their business and recruitment opportunities. Our Careers Service also host a wealth of employer activity, such as Careers Fairs, so you’ll never be short of chances to network with potential employers.

Professional experience

As part of your degree, you can choose to take an optional ‘Commercial and Industrial Experience’ module during the vacation before your third year (fourth year for ‘with a Year in Industry’ students). This opportunity allows you to gain paid work experience in a commercial setting while earning credits towards the final year of your degree programme. Professional experience not only develops your CV but helps you to determine your career aspirations.

Career paths

The broad-based skills acquired during your degree will give you an excellent grounding for a wide variety of careers, not only those related to Mathematics but also in wider fields. Examples of roles recent graduates are now working as include:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Business Analyst
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Data Science Developer
  • Investment Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Tax Manager

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