What will I learn?

The dual four-year program allows students to combine their passion for mathematics, with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experiences required for teacher registration and employment. Students benefit from a thorough preparation for their teaching areas combined with, and informed by, their professional studies in the area of education.

The Education component offers school based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching, ensuring that graduates are well equipped to teach. Students completing a dual degree with education are prepared for secondary school teaching, or training in business or industry. Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide.

In the Mathematics component you will choose from a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In first year, students study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In later years students select from more specialised courses. These emphasise new ideas in mathematics, and include recent applications in coding and cryptology, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, bioinformatics and finance.

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 (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,720.00 (US$ 31,391) per year

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

Start date

22 February 2021


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B.

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ.

TOEFL IBT, TOEFL PB, Pearsons, BEP, CES, and OET are 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
  • Offers one of the widest choices of disciplines in Australia
  • Students can tailor their studies to suit their goals
  • Access to 2,300+ teaching and research labs