The qualifications in mathematics, statistics and related subjects are summarised in the chart: Mathematics and statistics qualifications.
In the broad area of mathematical sciences, there are three undergraduate degrees offered and in each of these it is usual to start with Discovering mathematics (MU123), but you can choose to start with Essential mathematics 1 (MST124), known as an intensive start, if you already have appropriate mathematical knowledge.
Within each degree, you’ll have a choice of specialism depending on your particular subject interests, as follows.
BSc (Hons) Mathematics (Q31)
In this degree you will primarily study pure and applied mathematics. In Stage 3 of the degree you can study both pure and applied mathematics, or choose to focus on one or the other.
BSc (Hons) Mathematics and statistics (Q36)
In this degree you will primarily study statistics, together with the underpinning mathematics. You can choose to focus either on pure mathematics or on applied mathematics to complement your studies in statistics.
BSc (Hons) Mathematics and its learning (Q46)
In this degree you will study mathematics, together with aspects related to the teaching and learning of the subject. You can choose to focus either on mathematics or on both mathematics and statistics.
There are two other qualifications in mathematics which can be taken in their own right.
Certificate of HE in Mathematical sciences (T14)
This consists of the Stage 1 study from any of the degrees described above.
Diploma of HE in Mathematical sciences (W43)
This consists of the Stage 1 study from any of the degrees described above, together with study at Stage 2. In this qualification you can choose to focus either on mathematics, or on a combination of statistics with pure mathematics, or on a combination of statistics with applied mathematics.

Stage 1 is the same regardless of which of these five qualifications you are studying towards.
Further information about qualifications in mathematics and statistics is available.

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