BSc Mathematics with Business


The School has a strong international reputation for its research and students are taught by leading experts in a broad range of topics in Mathematics.

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Studying with us means that you will benefit from internationally recognised, research-led teaching from both the School of Mathematics and the Norwich Business School, ensuring you graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics and the role it plays in contemporary business.

Your lectures are complimented with small group teaching providing you with quality contact time with our world class lecturers, while learning through first-hand experience. We were ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of our research output (REF 2014) which means that you will learn in the most up-to-date environment. This course is designed so that you can choose to either focus on one specific area of business studies, or a wider range of fields.


Mathematics is an exciting and challenging subject that plays a central role in many aspects of modern life; it provides the language and techniques to handle the problems from many disciplines. Mathematics is also studied for its own sake, with a structure built upon thousands of years of invention and discovery.

Mathematics has a key role to play in many aspects of modern business. This degree programme combines the development of mathematical concepts and advanced techniques with mathematical expertise relating to the business world. It is offered in association with Norwich Business School, which has an excellent reputation for teaching and for the development of professional business skills. This course gives you the opportunity to study with leading experts in both Mathematics and Business, whilst developing your language and communication skills.

You will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of business-related components, including modules such as Finance, Economics, Management, Accountancy and Actuarial Science. The flexibility of our degree programme means that you can choose to focus on one specific field of business study or pursue a wider range of subjects, according to your own interests.

Through this degree programme you will develop an understanding of the underlying theory of statistics, which will give you a head start in many different fields of business. Following your degree you could choose to enter a profession traditionally associated with mathematics, such as accountancy, banking and finance, statistics and data analysis, and secondary or higher education or roles in which logical thought and problem solving are important.

These include engineering, information technology, logistics and distribution, central or local government, and other business areas. Some of our recent graduates have decided to pursue careers in accountancy and as actuaries. Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies by going on to a higher degree.

Course Structure

This three-year degree programme is designed to allow you to attain the same grounding in essential mathematics and statistics as a BSc Mathematics student, through a similar range of module choices. However, on this course you also have the opportunity to undertake business modules offered by Norwich Business School and so create your own unique degree pathway. Some students opt to study a range of fields within business, while others choose to specialise along specific threads, such as accounting and finance, business law or economics.

Year 1
In your first year you will study principles of algebra and calculus in addition to computing and probability. You will also take an Introduction to Business module.

Year 2
Core modules in mathematics are compulsory in the second year, as they prepare you for any of the mathematics modules in your forthcoming final year. In addition you will choose from a wide variety of business modules.

Year 3
In your final year of the programme there are no compulsory modules, and you are free to choose from a range of both mathematical and business modules, allowing you to specialise in a certain area or broaden your interests.


Several assessment methods are used in different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. Most mathematics modules are assessed 80% by examination and 20% by coursework. The coursework component is made up of problems set from an example sheet, to be handed in, marked and returned together with solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests. The modules you choose from the Norwich Business School are also assessed in a range of different ways, appropriate to the particular topic.

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Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits


(a) Complex numbers. (b) Vectors. (c) Differentiation; power series. (d) Integration: applications, curve sketching, area, arc-length. (e) First and second-order, constant-coefficient ordinary differential equations. Reduction of order. Numerical solutions using MAPLE. Partial derivatives, chain rule. (f) Line integrals. Multiple integrals, including change of co-ordinates by Jacobians. Green's Theorem in the plane. (g) Vector calculus: divergence, gradient, curl of vector field. The Laplacian. Scalar potential and path-independence of line integral. (h) Surface integrals, Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. Operators in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. (i) Introduction to Matlab.




How are businesses organised and managed? This module helps non-Norwich Business School students explore the dynamic and ever-changing world of business and provides insights into the managerial role. You'll explore the business environment, key environmental drivers and the basic functions of organisations. There will be a review of how organisations are managed in response to various environmental drivers. You will consider some of the current issues faced by every organisation, such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. This module is designed to provide an overview of the corporate world for non-business specialists, so no previous knowledge of business or business management is required for this module. General business concepts are introduced in lectures and applied in a practical manner during seminars. By the end of this module, you will be able to understand and apply key business concepts and employ a number of analytical tools to help explore the business environment, industry structure and business management. You will be assessed through a range of assignments, for example an individual piece of coursework, group work and an exam. Therefore, the module reinforces fundamental study skills development through a combination of academic writing, presentational skills, teamwork and the practical application of theory. Core business theory is introduced in lectures and applied practically with the use of examples in seminars. By the end of this module you will be able to understand and apply key business concepts and a range of analytical tools to explore the business environment. Introduction to Business facilitates study skills development that is essential across all 3 years of the undergraduate degree by developing academic writing, presentation, team working and communication skills effectively.




In the first semester we develop the algebra of matrices: Matrix operations, linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalisation and geometric aspects. This is followed in the second semester by vectors space theory: Subspaces, basis and dimension, linear maps, rank-nullity theorem, change of basis and the characteristic polynomial.




You will explore the mathematical notion of a limit and see the precise definition of the limit of a sequence of real numbers and learn how to prove that a sequence converges to a limit. After studying limits of infinite sequences, we move on to series, which capture the notion of an infinite sum. We then learn about limits of functions and continuity. Finally, we will learn precise definitions of differentiation and integration and see the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.




You will explore basic set-theoretic notation, functions, proof by induction, arithmetic, rationals and irrationals, the Euclidean algorithm and the styles of proof. Elementary set theory, modular arithmetic, equivalence relations and countability are also covered during this module. You will study probability as a measurement of uncertainty, statistical experiments and Bayes' theorem as well as discrete and continuous distributions. Expectation. Applications of probability: Markov chains, reliability theory.



Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits


This module will introduce groups and rings. Together with vector spaces these are the most important structures in modern algebra. At the heart of group theory in Semester I is the study of symmetry and the axiomatic development of the theory. Groups appear in many parts of mathematics. The basic concepts are subgroups, Lagrange's theorem, factor groups, group actions and the First Isomorphism Theorem. In Semester II we introduce rings, using the Integers as a model and we will develop the theory with many examples related to familiar concepts such as substitution and factorisation. Important examples of commutative rings are fields, domains, polynomial rings and their quotients.




You will study the standard basic theory of the complex plane. In the first semester, you will study within the areas of continuity, power series and how they represent functions for both real and complex variables, differentiation, holomorphic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Moebius transformations. In the second semester, you will study within the areas of topology of the complex plane, complex integration, Cauchy and Laurent theorems, residue calculus.




You'll gain a solid understanding in the following areas: Ordinary Differential Equations: solution by reduction of order; variation of parameters for inhomogeneous problems; series solution and the method of Frobenius. Legendre's and Bessel's equations: Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions and their recurrence relations; Fourier series; Partial differential equations (PDEs): heat equation, wave equation, Laplace's equation; solution by separation of variables. Method of characteristics for hyperbolic equations; the characteristic equations; Fourier transform and its use in solving linear PDEs; Dynamical Systems: equilibrium points and their stability; the phase plane; theory and applications.




This module introduces some of the fundamental physical concepts and mathematical theory needed to analyse the motion of a fluid, with the focus predominantly on inviscid, incompressible motions. You will examine methods for visualising flow fields, including the use of particle paths and streamlines. You will study the dynamical theory of fluid flow taking Newton's laws of motion as its point of departure, and the fundamental set of equations comprising conservation of mass and Euler's equations will be discussed. The reduction to Laplace's equation for irrotational flow will be demonstrated, and Bernoulli's equation is derived as a first integral of the equation of motion. Having established the basic theory, the way is set for a broader discussion of flow dynamics including everyday practical examples.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


It is vital that everyone working in business has an understanding of accounting data in order that financial information can be used to add value to the organisation. You'll be provided with a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. You'll begin with building a set of accounts from scratch so that you will be able to analyse and provide insight form the major financial statements. You'll also look at management decision making tools such as costing, budgeting and financial decision making. You will be required to actively participate in your learning both in lectures and seminars. The module employs a learn by doing approach.




The aim of this module is for you to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: # Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour (OB). # Introduce key concepts and theories in organisational behaviour. # Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice. # Develop analytical and academic writing skills.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


Combinatorics is one of the most applicable and accessible part of mathematics, yet it is also full of challenging problems. We shall cover many basic combinatorial concepts including counting arguments (enumerative combinatorics) and Ramsey theory. Linear Algebra underpins much of modern mathematics and is the key to many applications. We will introduce bilinear forms and symmetric operators on vector spaces leading to the diagonalization of linear maps and the spectral theorem. This theorem is key to many applications in statistics and physics. Other topics covered will include polynomials of linear maps, the Cayley-Hamilton theorem and the Jordan normal form of a matrix.




Mathematical modelling is concerned with how to convert real problems, such as those arising in industry or other sciences, into mathematical equations, and then solving them, using the results to better understand, or make predictions about, the original problem. You will look at techniques of mathematical modelling, examining how mathematics can be applied to a variety of real problems and give insight in various areas, including approximation and non-dimensionalising, and discussion of how a mathematical model is created. You will then apply this theory to a variety of models, such as traffic flow, as well as examples of problems arising in industry.



Learn the essential concepts of mathematical statistics, deriving the necessary distribution theory as required. Additionally, you'll explore ideas of sampling and central limit theorem, covering estimation methods and hypothesis-testing, with the introduction of some Bayesian ideas.



Students must study the following modules for credits:

Name Code Credits

Students will select 60 - 100 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


This module covers two topics in statistical theory: Linear and Generalised Linear models and also includes Stochastic processes. The first two topics consider both the theory and practice of statistical model fitting and students will be expected to analyse real data using R. Stochastic processes including the random walk, Markov chains, Poisson processes, and birth and death processes.




This module gives an introduction to ideas of differential geometry. Key examples will be curves and surfaces embedded in 3-dimensional Euclidean space. We will start with curves and will study the curvature and torsion, building up to the fundamental theorem of curve theory. From here we move on to more advanced topics including surfaces.




The ocean is an important component of the Earth's climate system. You will cover mathematical modelling of the large-scale ocean circulation and oceanic wave motion. You will build upon the techniques in fluid dynamics and differential equations that you developed in year two. You will then use these techniques to explain some interesting phenomena in the ocean that are relevant to the real world. We begin by examining the effects of rotation on fluid flows. This naturally leads to the important concept of geostrophy, which enables ocean currents to be inferred from measurements of the sea surface height or from vertical profiles of seawater density. Geostrophy also plays a key role in the development of a model for the global scale circulation of abyssal ocean. The role of the wind in driving the ocean will be examined. This enables us to model the large-scale circulation of the ocean including the development of oceanic gyres and strong western boundary currents, such as the Gulf Stream. You will conclude by examining the role of waves, both at the sea surface and internal to the ocean. The differences between wave motion at mid-latitudes and the Equator are examined, as is the roll of the Equator as a wave-guide. The equatorial waves that you will study are intimately linked with the El Nino phenomenon that affects the climate throughout the globe.




The behaviour of electric and magnetic fields is fundamental to many features of life we take for granted yet the underlying equations are surprisingly compact and elegant. We will begin with a historical overview of electrodynamics to see where the governing equations (Maxwell's) come from. We will then use these equations as axioms and apply them to a variety of situations including electro- and magneto-statics problems and then time-dependent problems (eg electromagnetic waves). We shall also consider how the equations change in an electromagnetic media and look at some simple examples.




The Mathematical Modelling of Finance is a relatively new area of application of mathematics yet it is expanding rapidly and has great importance for world financial markets. The module is concerned with the valuation of financial instruments known as derivatives. You will be introduced to options, futures and the no-arbitrage principle. Mathematical models for various types of options are also discussed. We consider Brownian motion, stochastic processes, stochastic calculus and Ito's lemma. The Black-Scholes partial differential equation is derived and its connection with diffusion brought out. It is applied and solved in various circumstances.




Think of a fish swimming in river or a long container ship vibrating in sea waves. This may give you a clue about fluid-structure interaction (FSI), where a "structure" (fish or ship) moves interacting with a "fluid" (water and/or air). The flow of the fluid is changed by the moving structure which in turn is affected by the fluid loads. The fluid loads depend on the structure motions, and the structure motions depend on the fluid loads. A fluid and a structure cannot be considered separately in the problems you will study in this module. Their motions are coupled. The problems of fluid-structure interaction become even more complex if the structure is deformable. You will study interesting and practical FSI problems from ship hydrodynamics and offshore/coastal engineering, including wave interaction with coastal structures, underwater motions of rigid bodies, water impact onto elastic surfaces and others. The problems will be formulated and methods of their analysis will be presented. The module covers mathematical models of liquid motion and motions of rigid and elastic bodies, coupled problems of FSI and methods to find solutions to such problems. The mathematical techniques include method of separating variables, methods of analytic function theory, and methods of asymptotic analysis.




You will trace the development of mathematics from prehistory to the high cultures of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley civilisation, through Islamic mathematics, and on to mathematical modernity, through a selection of topics. You will explore the rise of calculus and algebra from the time of Greek and Indian mathematicians, up to the era of Newton and Leibniz. We also discuss other topics, such as mathematical logic: ideas of propositions, axiomatisation and quantifiers. Our style is to explore mathematical practice and conceptual developments, in different historical and geographical settings.




This module is reserved for third year students who have completed an appropriate number of mathematics modules at levels 4 and 5. It is a project on a mathematical topic supervised by a member of staff within the school, or in a closely related school. The focus of the project is on independent study; you will have the opportunity to undertake research in an area which is interesting to you. You will write an in-depth report on your chosen project, in the mathematical typesetting language LaTeX. There will also be a short oral presentation.




This module gives an introduction the area of representation theory. It introduces you to algebras, representations, modules and related concepts. Important theorems of the module are the Jordan-Hoelder and Artin-Wedderburn Theorems.




This module introduces you to Semigroup Theory. Semigroups are algebraic objects which generalize groups. They are of interests because they arise naturally in many parts of mathematics, for example, whenever we are composing functions, multiplying matrices, or considering homomorphisms between objects, there are semigroups underlying our mathematics. You will study a class of algebraic objects called semigroups. A semigroup is an algebraic structure consisting of a set together with an associative binary operation. For example, every group is a semigroup, but the converse is far from being true. Semigroups are ubiquitous in pure mathematics: whenever we are composing functions, multiplying matrices, or considering homomorphisms between objects, there are semigroups underlying our mathematics. Finite semigroups are also of importance in the theory of finite automata (an area of theoretical computer science). You will cover the fundamentals of semigroup theory, with the focus on using Green's relations to study their underlying structure. Topics covered will include: definition of semigroups and monoids with examples, idempotents, maximal subgroups, ideals and Rees quotients, Green's relations and regular semigroups, 0-simple semigroups, principal factors, Rees matrix semigroups and the Rees theorem.




Understand the foundational issues in mathematics and learn the appropriate mathematical framework for discussing 'sizes of infinity'. You will study concepts such as ordinals, cardinals, and the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms with the Axiom of Choice. You will also explore how these ideas come up in other areas of mathematics, such as graph theory and topology. Familiarity with and a taste for mathematical proofs will be assumed, and second year Analysis is a desired prerequisite. Set theory plays a dual role in mathematics. It provides a manageable foundation to mathematics and it is itself a sophisticated area of mathematics. The foundational role of set theory consists in providing a reasonable set of assumptions (axioms) which enable us to construct most mathematical objects, and from which most mathematics can be derived by proving theorems based on these axioms. You will explore this system of axioms, known as ZFC (Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms with the Axiom of Choice), and demonstrate how it can be used to build the foundations of mathematics. You will participate in discussions around some background foundational issues, including Godel's Incompleteness Theorems and the notion of consistency (these issues will be discussed without proofs), alongside some alternatives to ZFC. You will understand the complete development of the general theory of ordinals and, along with it, be introduced to the methods of transfinite induction and recursion. Armed with these tools, you will be able to see how set theory provides the right framework for studying infinite sets. Examples of such sets are the set of all natural numbers, the set of all rationals, and the set of all real numbers. It turns out that there is a very natural way to assign a notion of size to such sets, providing us with more information than just 'infinite'. According to this notion (cardinality), the first two of the above sets have the same size, which is strictly smaller than that of the third. You will learn how to construct concrete examples of infinite objects in mathematics, such as infinite graphs, almost disjoint families, topological spaces, and groups, and study some of their properties. Finally, if we have time, the limitations of ZFC will be briefly discussed as well as criteria for extending ZFC in a sensible way.




You will gain an introduction to the theory of waves. You will study aspects of linear and nonlinear waves using analytical techniques and Hyperbolic Waves and Water Waves will also be covered. It requires some knowledge of hydrodynamics and multi-variable calculus. The unit is suitable for those with an interest in Applied Mathematics.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


This module is highly vocational and primarily designed for those taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. You'll cover in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.




On this module you'll learn about the basic principles of financial management and how to apply them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. For example, you'll consider why the firm's owners would like the manager to increase firm value, and how the manager will choose between investments that may pay off at different points of time or have different degrees of risk. Moreover, you'll explore how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for these investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module will present you with the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework.




What are the rules that dictate how company accounts should be prepared and why do those rules exist? This is the essence of this module. Whilst company directors may wish to present the financial condition of a business in the best possible light, rules have been developed to protect investors and users of the accounts from being misled. You'll develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards when preparing financial statements. You'll also prepare and analyse statements of both individual businesses and groups of companies. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards and these are the standards that you'll use. You'll begin by preparing basic financial statements and progress, preparing accounts of increasing complexity by looking at topics including goodwill, leases, cashflow statements, foreign currency transactions, financial instruments and group accounts. You'll also deepen your analytical skills through ratio analysis. You'll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars and self-study, and be assessed by coursework (20%) and final examination (80%). On successful completion of this module, you'll have acquired significant technical skills in both the preparation and analysis of financial statements. This will give you a strong basis from which to build should you wish to study advanced financial accounting or are planning on a career in business or accounting.




If you become a manager of people, how will you look after those in your team, department or wider organisation? Will you seek to empower, encourage and energise your staff? How will you deal with conflict and management control? You'll have the chance to examine a range of approaches to managing people across a variety of organisational contexts and issues. By doing so, you'll discover valuable insights into the way that organisations work and the impact that different human resource management approaches can have on organisations, people and business. You'll learn about the strategic significance of human resource management for competitive advantage, and particularly the processes to recruit, reward and retain the staff your organisation needs. You'll also explore contemporary issues about managing employees against a background of change and internationalisation. On successful completion of the module, you'll have gained insight into the ways that organisations deal with their workforce. You'll have developed skills and knowledge that will help equip you for future management practice. And you'll learn useful lessons about job markets and how to get and grow in the job you desire.




You'll discover the ways in which organizations acquire, implement, and manage modern information systems. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of important topical applications of information systems, including Business Intelligence, the Human Computer Interface (HCI), Change Management, Information Systems Development, and Sustainable Technologies. You'll also explore and analyse the way new technologies are changing how organisations do business and interact with customers. You'll also address the changing role of information systems and technology in modern organisations. In particular, you'll examine the multiple roles and uses of information in organisations, meaning the emphasis of this module is on the 'I' in IT (information), not on the 'T' (technology).




What does it take for an organisation to succeed? Managing operations well is critical to every type of organisation and requires both strategic and tactical skills. Only through effective and efficient utilization of resources can an organisation be successful in the long run. Operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organisations work. This module will introduce you to this functional field of management which encompasses the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services.




You'll be introduced to aspects of law which are relevant to your future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables you to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces you to some of the key legal documentation you are likely to encounter in a managerial role. You'll learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.



Students will select 0 - 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


Innovation is at the centre of the modern economy. It is convincingly argued that the development of individuals, business, cities and whole nations increasingly relies on their capacity to develop not only new products and processes, but also new technologies, new organisational structures and new cultural forms. This course will introduce you to key concepts and topics in innovation management research from a critical perspective. You will then explore the application of those ideas to management practice.




You will gain an understanding of how science is disseminated to the public and explore the theories surrounding learning and communication. You will investigate science as a culture and how this culture interfaces with the public. Examining case studies in a variety of different scientific areas, looking at how information is released in scientific literature and how this is subsequently picked up by the public press will provide you with an understanding of the importance of science communication. You will gain an appreciation of how science information can be used to change public perception and how it can sometimes be misinterpreted. You will also learn practical skills by designing, running and evaluating a public outreach event at a school or in a public area. If you wish to take this module, you will be required to write a statement of selection. These statements will be assessed and students will be allocated to the module accordingly.




This module will introduce you to the study of the teaching and learning of mathematics with a particular focus on secondary and post compulsory level. You'll also explore theories of learning and teaching of mathematical concepts typically included in the secondary and post compulsory curriculum, and study mathematics knowledge for teaching. If you're interested in mathematics teaching as a career or interested in mathematics education as a research discipline, then this module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills.




Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAB to include an A in Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 33 points to include HL 6 in Mathematics and HL 6 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBC to include a B in Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAABB or 4 subjects at H1 and 2 subjects at H2, to include grade A or H1 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3, and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3. to include 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics. Science pathway required.
  • BTEC DDM in relevant subject plus A-level Mathematics at Grade A. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
  • European Baccalaureate 80% overall to include at least 85% in Mathematics.

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.


Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:



The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.


The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

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We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

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International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

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