This Foundation Year is designed for students who have shown that they have the ability, but do not possess the necessary qualifications, for direct entry into Stage 1 of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle.
The Foundation Year is a full-time programme of study covering core mathematics and statistics topics including differential calculus and complex numbers, as well as problem solving skills.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year leads to guaranteed progression to Stage 1 of any of our mathematics and statistics BSc degrees. See our A-Z list for details.
The quality of the mathematics and statistics study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall student satisfaction score of 91% in the 2012 National Student Survey.
Study at Newcastle and you will become part of the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Herschel Building.
We run an induction programme for first-year students including social events to help you to get to know your fellow students and the members of staff who will be teaching you. We also have a ‘buddy scheme’, which begins before you even arrive at the University.
As well as the support of a personal tutor, you will be encouraged to join our extremely active student society, MathSoc. MathSoc organises a range of social events throughout the year to help you get to know people on your course and beyond.
Visit the School's website to take a virtual tour of the Herschel Building, which is on the central campus and a two-minute walk from the city centre.