The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Mathematics Major in Pure Mathematics

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088347A

Level of study: Undergraduate


Study advanced mathematics and learn how to solve problems across a wide range of fields, including the sciences, engineering, information technology, economics, and business.

The Bachelor of Mathematics is a three-year program designed to develop advanced quantitative and analytical skills, so you can pursue a high-achieving career in mathematics, or one of the many fields it has influenced. Choose a specialised major in Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics and Operations Research, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics. You may also select a minor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Physics. Hone your skills in areas that are increasingly in demand across a wide range of jobs. This includes advanced problem solving, logical thinking, conceptual ability, communication, data handling and interpretation, and research. Work with exceptionally driven peers, and learn from some of Australia's leading mathematicians. You will forge life-long connections, both personally and professionally, with people who share a common passion for mathematics.

Career outcomes

Demand for quantitatively trained graduates is at an all-time high. Graduates with a degree in mathematics are sought by industry for their excellent quantitative and problem-solving abilities, and gain a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors. This includes roles in:

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Mathematical research
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial studies
  • Quantitative finance
  • Meteorology
  • Information technology
  • Data science
  • Teaching

Pure Mathematics

As a student in the Pure Mathematics major, you'll study the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognise its ubiquity, universality and beauty. Courses in the major develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and provide frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics. The major offers the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses. Our pure mathematics courses cover areas such as algebra, analysis, combinatory, geometry, number theory and topology.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 43,504 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072