Mathematics: Study abroad options
MMath + Study in Europe
UCAS code: G102
MMath + Year Abroad
UCAS code: G106
In this video, University of Sheffield students share their experiences of studying abroad.
You'll pay reduced fees for the year you spend abroad:
Other Mathematics degrees:
See also: Dual courses
|About the course||
Your modules in Sheffield will cover a range of topics across pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. You'll start by building on your existing knowledge, covering topics including calculus, differential equations, geometry and algebra. You can also learn how to conduct a mathematical investigation as part of a group while you develop your computing and writing skills.
In second year, you'll continue to build a powerful toolbox of mathematical techniques, which you can apply to increasingly complex problems. As well as advanced calculus and algebra, you can study topics including statistical inference, mechanics and fluids, probability modelling, computing and simulation, and how the tools of mathematics and statistics can be applied to real-world problems. Lots of modules include project work, so that you get the chance to put your mathematics skills into practice in lots of different scenarios.
After your year abroad, you'll have a vast range of modules to choose from in fourth year. Options range from number theory and Bayesian statistics, to Galois theory and stochastic processes. This gives you the freedom to focus on the topics that interest you the most and develop specialist knowledge for your chosen career. You'll also spend a third of your final year working on a major independent research project. This year is designed to prepare you for a career in research, with training in how to write mathematical reports and present your findings.
Below are some examples of topics covered in this degree from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course.
Study abroad: You'll spend your third year studying maths at a university overseas.
If you do the MMath course, you'll do a major research project in your fourth year, working with professional mathematicians in one of our research groups. You'll also have a range of optional modules to choose from. Current options include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
You can find a full list of modules in the School of Mathematics and Statistics on our webpages for current students: