Mathematics is a linear subject – it’s important to have a good understanding of the basics before moving on to more advanced topics. You’ll begin with an introduction to key mathematical ideas, ideal if you’re not confident with algebra and trigonometry; if you haven’t previously studied mathematics to an advanced level; or if you haven’t studied mathematics for some time and need to refresh your skills.
If you’re confident about studying mathematics at university level and, in particular, have a good understanding of algebra and trigonometry, you can start your studies at a higher level and at a faster pace. The intensive start skips the first module and instead allows you to choose a module from a selection of other modules to complete Stage 1. Am I ready? will help you decide which start best suits your level of mathematics skills and knowledge.
To allow mobility between qualifications, Stage 1 is common to the BSc (Honours) Mathematics, BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics, BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning, Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences and Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences.