Undergraduate Pathway: Mathematics

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Mathematics is often challenging and always rewarding. It is one of the most universal of disciplines, and is the basis on which the modern world is built.
Science and business depend on mathematical foundations and mathematicians therefore play an essential role in our society. Mathematics is both ancient and modern; you will examine the number theory that Pythagoras studied around 2,500 years ago as well as the financial mathematics that the highest flyers on Wall Street rely on.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)

Stage 1: University Foundation

£14,650 (2 Semesters)

£17,650 (3 Semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Stage 1: Two or Three semesters depending on your English language ability.

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September

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Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Principles of ICT
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3
  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Physics 2
  • Analytical Techniques 3
  • Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Programming (Java)
  • Physics 3

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Mathematics


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University Degree pathways

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