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Mathematics Education (2-Year Accelerated Degree), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • If you want to train to teach in the secondary or post-compulsory sectors, our condensed two-year degree is a perfect route to a PGCE
  • If you love mathematics, our degree can kick-start your career in education
  • Our expert lecturers help develop your problem-solving and analytical skills via creative teaching methods and assessment techniques.



Maths is an essential skill that not only advances our education and employment, but enhances our everyday lives.

Our two-year undergraduate degree allows you to gain a Bachelor's degree and potentially a teaching qualification in only three years - at least one year fewer than alternative routes. Upon completing our two-year accelerated degree, you will be able to apply with us for a one year PGCE Secondary or PGCE Lifelong Learning Teacher Education programme. Alternatively, you can apply for a School Direct Training (secondary) programme.

The key aims of our accelerated degree are to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of mathematical methods and techniques. Your study will include how to apply these methods to real-life problems. Our degree will help you to understand the main principles underlying contemporary mathematics. Here you will delve into the development of a variety of mathematical subject areas.

Our degree teaches you to contextualise subject knowledge in relation to practice. This will be via specific and applied modules. Our expert lecturers will help you to develop your problem-solving and analytical skills, combining the expertise and knowledge from two faculties.

We pride ourselves on a vibrant student experience, employing creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. We produce world-class research and have well-equipped facilities to support all your activities. We aim to equip you for the many areas of employment that are open to mathematics graduates, particularly in education.


Our mathematics degrees are ranked:

  • 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 5 nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS tariff points of which at least 32 points must be from A-level mathematics. No more than 10 points should come from AS-levels.

Plus at least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C  (or recognised equivalent) are also required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full-time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics equivalent to GCSE grade C. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Extra information


Assessment methods include:

  • Coursework projects
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Examinations.


Our degree provides a solid platform for progression on to a PGCE Secondary Education or PGCE Lifelong Learning teacher training qualification at the university or through the School Direct initiative. Alternatively, most industries actively seek graduates who have intellectual, mathematical and numerical skills that can be applied in practical situations.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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