Mathematics with Enterprise BSc, 3-4 years

Start date:

2021

Course information

Typical offer AAB-ABB

UK/EU fee £9,250

UCAS code G1E0

International fee £17,450

Institute code L34

Taught by School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

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Mathematics@le.ac.uk

School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science website

Mathematicians are highly valued in industry for their ability to solve complex problems. This degree aims to develop commercial awareness alongside these skills so that you will be able to diagnose business problems and appreciate which of your mathematical tools can be applied to the solution of those problems. 

Course description

Course description

Please note, this course is being advertised subject to approval. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications at this time.

Mathematicians are employed across all sectors of industry, both in the service and manufacturing sectors. The world of big data is on us, and one of the key skills that the modern mathematician should develop is how to interrogate data and use it to make business decisions. Especially in the world of technology, innovations such as Google (essentially a mathematical algorithm) show us that mathematicians need to understand how to take a business idea to market, in lean way.

This course is unique in that it trains you in both mathematics and commerce, including some of the skills needed for creating a start-up company. For this you will need to understand how an entrepreneur behaves and the planning required to judge whether a product is suitable for market. You will need to research who your competitors are and whether you need to protect your idea with a patent. Other essential aspects of the course include how to create a business plan, how to gain finance and how to market your product. You will learn how to start up a venture, how to create a culture within a group and how to be a leader. There will be the opportunity for you to work with businesses, meet entrepreneurs and even start up your own enterprise.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: AAB-ABB including Maths. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level
  • EPQ with A-levels: ABB-BBB + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. Plus A-level Maths at grade A-B. We may consider substantial Level 3 Maths Access credits in place of A-level Maths. Please contact Admissions regarding eligibility
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including 5 points in Maths at HL
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Extended Diploma with D*DD plus A-level Maths at Grade A-B. Please contact Admissions regarding eligibility

Other national and international qualifications considered.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for:

  • International Foundation Year – Engineering and Technology run by the Global Study Centre. This course is for international students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.
  • Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc run by the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. This course is for all students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.

Second year entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries list

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2021

The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement.

  • £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Additional costs

Additional costs for 2021/22 are yet to be confirmed but, as an indication, the following was the case for students who started in 2020/21:

  • Please note that you will need to buy a Casio FX83GT calculator (approximately £6). This is not included in your tuition fee.

International Students

Starting in 2021

  • £17,450 per year
  • Year Abroad: £4,362.50, which is 25% of the full-time tuition fee
  • Year in Industry: £2,617.50, which is 15% of the full-time tuition fee

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Additional costs

Additional costs for 2021/22 are yet to be confirmed but, as an indication, the following was the case for students who started in 2020/21:

  • Please note that you will need to buy a Casio FX83GT calculator (approximately £6). This is not included in your tuition fee.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

In this unique course, we recognise that it is important you gain experience and develop your skills alongside your academic work. You’ll work with businesses and learn how to set up your own enterprise.

The 'Business Applications of Mathematics' module gives you the opportunity to experience application of mathematical theory and mathematical modelling in a business context.

In the ‘Business Analysis’ module, you will learn to understand both micro and macro challenges that companies face, including the implications on product life-cycles and innovation.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are equipped for a wide range of careers and have gone into: the financial sector, including accountancy and actuarial work; management; the Civil Service; industry; and teaching (both primary and secondary education)

Career Development Service


Get career-ready at Leicester with guidance from our award-winning Career Development Service. We're here to give you a lifetime offer of support, even after graduation. Our team of specialist careers advisers and mentors will help you every step of the way. From supporting you with CVs and interviews, to volunteering opportunities and placements, we're here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Core modules

Option modules

Choose one option modules from:

Then choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year in Industry (optional)

Year in Industry (optional)

NB. A year spent on an industrial placement still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details.

You will undertake a programme of training and practical experience that is agreed between the sponsoring company and the University. A member of staff will be individually assigned to you as your industrial placement tutor, who will be in regular contact with you throughout your placement and will visit the sponsoring company.

A year in industry is a great opportunity which can give you first-hand experience of working in a mathematics-related career while also enhancing your employability skills and allowing you to network with people in industry.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Final Year

Final Year

Core modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Then choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

Mathematics at Leicester

Studying the proofs behind what she learned at A-level, Amrin found her course challenging but fun.

Job prospects are great: 94% of our Mathematics students are employed (or studying for a Masters degree) six months after graduating. (Which? University 2019)

We have a thriving, student-led Maths Society (SUMS) and Leicester Actuarial Science Society (LASS) which organises social activities and guest lectures throughout the year.

The academic staff in the department have written or edited dozens of books and publish regularly in major national and international journals. Where other people only get to read what our experts think, you will be working directly with them, learning from them in lectures and questioning them in seminars.

Our School operates an Open Door policy, meaning you can access support when you need it.

Teaching and learning

As well as lectures, your course will involve regular group meetings, run by both staff and other students, where students' work is discussed. You will gain experience in presenting mathematical arguments to fellow students, which will enhance and develop your presentation and communication skills.

Development of ICT and programming skills is an integral part of all our mathematics degrees. Through a combination of computer labs and dedicated modules, you will learn to use the computational functions in Excel, program in Matlab and VBA and use LaTeX for scientific writing. However, no previous knowledge of computing is needed for any of our degrees.

A typical week for a first or second year student might consist of nine or ten hours of lectures, about four hours of small group working and about three hours of problem classes or computer classes. You will also spend several hours a week on private study: review of lecture material, problem solving, additional reading and preparing for tutorials.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.

Your contact hours will depend on the option modules you select. You can see details of the contact hours on individual module pages.

Academic support

Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study and exam skills
  • academic writing
  • presentations
  • dissertations
  • numerical data skills
  • referencing sources

Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

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Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
Course Mathematics with Enterprise Qualification BSc Duration 3 years full-time UCAS Code G1E0 Availability

This course is still subject to approval. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications at this time.

Course Mathematics with Enterprise with Year in Industry Qualification BSc Duration 4 years full-time UCAS Code G1E0 Availability

This course is still subject to approval. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications at this time.