BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Applied Mathematics

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Key information


BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Applied Mathematics

Types of study

Full time


Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2021


Mathematical Sciences / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study model

2+2, 4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year. The preliminary year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese prospectus.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution), you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for four-year programme.

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of “admission” is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis. If your parents or guardians provide their written agreement, in advance, to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

This course offers mathematical education with an emphasis on real-life applications. You will be introduced to mathematics as a critical tool in solving problems in natural sciences, engineering and economy. You will also be introduced to the understanding that abstract mathematical ideas are an essential source for innovation in many applications. The course provides a comprehensive spectrum of career paths in academia and industry to successful graduates.

Course structure

Year 1 modules


The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme.

This English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

Year 2 modules


You will learn core mathematical topics such as sequences and series, calculus and matrices, probability and statistics, that are fundamental to your later mathematical studies. In addition, a variety of optional modules in physics, computer science, engineering, economics and management will be offered.

Year two compulsory modules (qualifying year)

Probability  Linear Mathematics 

Applied Mathematics



Analytical and Computational

Year 3 modules


The mathematical tools you will need are developed to a more advanced level, enabling you to model problems from real-life applications in physics, engineering, finance and economics. You will also receive a solid education in pure mathematics, allowing you to use mathematical techniques and ways of thinking to innovate.

Year three compulsory modules (Part 1-Nottingham/Ningbo)

Mathematical Analysis

Probability Models and Methods Vector Calculus
Introduction to Scientific Computation Modelling with Differential Equations Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis

Year 4 modules


In this year, you will have the chance to study a range of advanced topics in mathematics and its applications, as well as subjects from natural sciences, economics and/or engineering. Your studies will include project work in the field of mathematics or applied mathematics, which leads students to systematic research experience.

Year four compulsory modules (Part 2-Nottingham/Ningbo)

Differential Equations 


Stochastic Models 

Topics in Scientific Computing

Metric and Topological Spaces

Mathematical Finance

Careers and further study

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop sound mathematical skills for further study and promising careers. We inspire students to apply for jobs in world-leading companies such as investment firms, banks, and other Fortune 500 companies like Google or Alibaba. We also provide students with opportunities to continue their education in various interdisciplinary courses by offering a wide variety of optional modules.

Among the 41 graduates from BSc Mathematics with Applied Mathematics in 2020, 38 chose to continue their studies. 81.6% of them were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world.

2021 QSWorld University Rankings



5 University of Oxford 3
8 Imperial College London 8
10 University College London 14
19 Columbia University 1
20 The University of Edinburgh 1
27 University of Manchester 2
31 King’s College London 1
35 New York University 1
  Total 31


Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.

Historically, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

Contact us

Admissions Office

Room 222, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


International Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505

Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


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