Study a Bachelor of Mathematics with Honours at the University of Newcastle and increase your career prospects across a range of industries.

Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)

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Mathematics with Honours at the University of Newcastle

Mathematics (Honours)With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a research degree.

Offered through the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is a one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that allows you to further develop your specific areas of interest and your research skills.

Mathematics and statistics graduates go everywhere and do everything. They find work in:

  • industry
  • international finance
  • medicine
  • merchant banking
  • public sector... and more.

Mathematical skills are valuable wherever real world problems must be solved, including the areas of manufacturing and scheduling. The private sector needs statisticians in management and technical roles, finance, bioinformatics, biotechnology, health research, marketing, insurance, engineering and more. In addition, government agencies and research institutions employ statisticians to design, collect, analyse and interpret data.

The University of Newcastle is a leader in research and is home to the Priority Research Centre in Computer Assisted Mathematics and Applications (CARMA) as well as research groups in algebra, discrete mathematics, functional analysis and mathematical modelling and physical systems. You have the opportunity to be involved with research at the forefront of your field.

For more detailed program information about the mathematics Honours degree, please refer to the handbook.


You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Mathematics or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Dr Murray Elder in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology on +61 2 4921 7472 for further information.

To apply for entry into this Honours program you need to download and complete two forms:

  • Direct Admissions Application form; and
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSCIT) End on Honours Application form.

These are available in the 'Enrolment and course information' tab via this link, or by clicking the Apply Now button. Once completed, submit the forms to a student hub (Shortland or Ourimbah).

Find out more about Honours scholarships.