You spend two-thirds of your time studying mathematics and statistics, and one-third studying topics in accountancy and corporate finance in Newcastle University Business School.
Alongside core modules from our mathematics and statistics programmes, you will take specialist topics with financial applications, such as financial modelling.
This is complemented by corporate finance modules, including interpreting company accounts and international finance management.
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.
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Your course during COVID-19
Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.
We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.
Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.
Your learning experience
Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.
Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.
In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.
We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.
Terms and conditions and student complaints
The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.
Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.
Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.
Quality and ranking
- 11th in the UK for research – Research Excellence Framework 2014
- top 20 in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2021 (Accounting and Finance category)
Our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). IMA accreditation means our degrees meet, in part, the educational requirements for the Chartered Mathematician (CMath) designation, with some additional study or experience required.
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.
Modules and learning
The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
You'll study core topics in mathematics and statistics, including probability; algebra; differential equations and calculus. You'll complement this with accountancy, corporate finance and international finance management topics, providing a broad understanding of the finance of the business world.
You'll spend two-thirds of your time covering the main areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, algebra, probability and statistics. Outside your core modules, we place particular emphasis on mathematics topics with financial applications such as stochastic financial modelling. You'll complement this with accountancy, corporate finance and international finance management topics, providing a broad understanding of the finance of the business world.
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One third of your modules is optional, giving you a lot of freedom to follow areas of particular interest, through topics that are closely linked to the research expertise of our staff.
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Teaching and assessment
You'll be taught through:
- problem classes
- tutorials and drop-in sessions
- practical computer classes and computer-based assessments
- data collection and analysis
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
Assignments – written or fieldwork
Examinations – practical or online
Skills and experience
Throughout your degree, you'll develop a whole range of transferable skills, for example analytical, report writing and presentation skills.
You'll have the opportunity to take part in optional industrial and business projects and placements. These opportunities are very flexible. They are arranged throughout the academic year, during the summer period or through students taking a break from academic studies.
Projects with industry prepare you well for a career both outside and within academia, learning vital new skills and gaining new experiences.
Chat to a student
We have a range of different sessions from lectures and problems classes to group meetings and computer labs, this stops uni work getting monotonous and boring.
Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.
Facilities and environment
You'll join the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics based in the Herschel Building.
A state-of-the-art learning environment will support your studies and you'll have access to extensive IT facilities for teaching and self-study, including:
- computer-based exercises with instant review of model solutions
- problem-solving video tutorials
- recording system for video capture of lectures, which you can download and watch again to help with your revision
We also have a dedicated mathematics and statistics library and reading room.
You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues. There is a transition officer specifically to help your transition from school/college to university life.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have when starting university.
You'll also benefit from our:
- activities and events run by our student-run society, MathSoc
- homework classes to help with assignments
Careers for mathematicians and statisticians
Mathematicians and statisticians have always been highly valued by employers for their analytical and problem-solving skills, and their ability to think logically and quantitatively.
You'll also develop key skills which are essential for the employment market such as communication, teamwork, planning, and organisation.
There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics is usually required, for example, teaching mathematics, statistical work, actuarial work, some research and development, and some areas of computing.
Mathematics graduates are also strong candidates in sectors such as:
- management consultancy
- information technology
Industry too is always looking out for specialists with an interest in the applications of mathematics to engineering.
A degree in mathematics and statistics can also lead on to further study including PhD, MSc and PGCE courses.
Employability at Newcastle
96% of Newcastle University graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating, with 85.5% in graduate-level employment or further study.
Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates. See what they have gone on to achieve and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.
Statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation (Destinations of (undergraduate and postgraduate UK domiciled) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17).
Make a difference
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.
Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria.
Entrance courses (INTO)
International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO.
This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)
Home Fee Students
International Fee Students
The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.
As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.
You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).
The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.
Year abroad and additional costs
For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year.
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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Open days and events
The situation with Covid-19 means that we're unable to hold Open Days on campus. However, you don’t have to visit in person to experience Newcastle.
From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:
• explore our beautiful campus
• find out about our vibrant city
• discover what students think about studying at Newcastle
You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the subjects you're interested in.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS
To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:
- the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
- the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
- the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college
If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.Apply through UCAS
Apply through an agent
International students often apply to us through an agent. Have a look at our recommended agents and get in touch with them.