Mathematics knowledge and skills

As with writing, mathematics is an important part of University study. You might be surprised just how many of our courses require you to understand basic mathematical concepts. These requirements start to increase if you are thinking about economics, accounting, or statistics and increase dramatically if you have chosen to study the sciences or mathematics.

A lot of students tend to underestimate the knowledge requirements for particular courses. This is particularly the case if you have not studied mathematics in sometime. Maths is all about practice and if you have not been exposed to the language of Maths for some time it may take a while to get back into the swing of things.   

It is very important that your skills are up to date before you start so that you can concentrate on the content, rather than trying to catch up on learning maths.

Self-diagnostic quizzes

A series of online readiness quizzes are available to test your ability in maths and provide links to resources in the areas where you need assistance.

They have been designed to help your decision making. They are completely anonymous and we do not store any results. Take the time to think about your results and please contact us if you have any questions about which courses and programmes would be suitable.

Maths resources

The Maths First web pages have been designed to promote individual learning in mathematics and are committed to helping you achieve success in your studies.

The pages have been designed to help you to identify any areas of mathematics in which you might need to improve. They also contain a wide range of study resources and exercises to help you gain those skills.