Durham University Math Entry Requirements
Note: In all cases you should apply for G100 or G103
Because it is sometimes difficult to know at this point which degree will be best, our admissions policy is extremely flexible. Interchange between the BSc (G100) and the MMath (G103) and between and from the BSc (with year abroad) , BSc (with placement year) (G108) and the MMath (European Studies) (G101) is possible during the first two years as the programme specifications do not differ until year three. Note that in all cases you should apply for G100 or G103 and transfer onto the alternative programmes within the first two years of study. However, transfer into the BSc (with year abroad) or MMath (European Studies) programmes is dependent on appropriate language qualifications and available placements for the year three abroad. If at present you find it difficult to decide between the three year BSc and the four year MMath, our advice is to apply for the MMath. The entry requirements are precisely the same and your Local Education Authority will be aware that you may need funding for a total of four years. In terms of selection, the alternative programs are equivalent; you will not increase your chances of an offer by simultaneously applying to more than one mathematics programme in Durham, nor does your choice of mathematics programme affect your chances of receiving an offer.
There is also the opportunity to study mathematics as part of a three or four year Natural Sciences degree programme. This includes specific Joint Honours programmes. Admissions to these programmes is via Natural Sciences not through the individual departments. Depending on your programme specifications and module choices, it may be possible to transfer between Mathematics and Natural Sciences programmes at the end of year one. However, there is no automatic right to do so, so it is important to apply for the appropriate programme. If you wish, you can apply for a Natural Sciences programme and a Mathematics programme. These applications will be considered seperately, but will of course use up two of the five options on your UCAS form.