Visit our main university pathways application here

Applied Mathematics

The primary aim of applied mathematics is to elucidate scientific concepts and to describe and predict phenomena through the use of mathematics.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics


Degree Duration

4 Years :1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

January 2024August 2023

Degree Overview

The applied mathematician is at once a mathematical specialist and a systems analyst whose task is to confront complex real-world problems with mathematical analysis. In business and industry, the applied mathematician has opportunities to utilize both background and training in solving problems of a practical nature. To do so, one must know the mathematical theories involved and have an appreciation for the specific science or technology that provides the source of the problem. CR/NC grades are not acceptable in courses to be counted for a mathematics major or minor program.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This degree programe will enable you to develop basic programming skills and use of various software such as Mathematica, Matlab, SAS, and R; apply these skills to solve problems in optimization, applied linear algebra, differential equations, and statistical inference.

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Year One open_in_new

San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse
campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.

Country specific requirements open_in_new