What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Mathematics is a three-year program catering to high-achieving students seeking to develop a comprehensive specialised knowledge in a field of mathematics or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics.

Mathematics is one of the most enduring fields of study and has consistently been proven as essential in an expanding number of disciplines and professions. Modern computation, advances in scientific technology and the increasing production of data have all increased the scope for applications of mathematics well beyond the traditional areas of engineering and the physical sciences, to include fields such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology.

There is increasing recognition that graduates with high-level quantitative and analytic skills will play a key role at the forefront of new developments in these and other fields. Demand is at an all-time high for trained mathematicians. Graduates with a degree in mathematics are respected for their excellent quantitative and problem-solving abilities and gain a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors.

Pure Mathematics

The pure mathematics major develops foundations and theory in a broad range of mathematical fields. Students study mathematical concepts in terms of their intrinsic nature and fundamental properties, gaining an appreciation of the ubiquity, universality and beauty of mathematics.

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 to undertake focused study in advanced courses. Our pure mathematics courses cover areas such as algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory and topology.

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,504.00 (US$ 33,537) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 February 2021, 26 July 2021


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

IB score varies based on the subject taken. International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 - 42. To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Accelerate your career at a world top 50 university. The University of Queensland is home to a community of 50,000 students from over 135 countries.

  • UQ’s Faculty of Science is one of the largest in Australia
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