UCAS code: G100
BSc + Placement Year
UCAS code: GG11
UCAS code: G103
MMath + Placement Year
UCAS code: GG12
Dr Sam Marsh gives a short lecture on hyperbolic identities.
Other Mathematics degrees:
See also: Dual courses
Spend a year on placement – and pay reduced fees:
|About the course||
Our Mathematics courses cover a range of topics across pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. You'll start by building on your existing knowledge, studying subjects 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.
There is a vast range of modules for you to choose from in third year and, if you choose one of the MMath courses, fourth year. Topics range from number theory, and knots and surfaces, to codes and cryptography, and the history of mathematics. This gives you the freedom to focus on the topics that interest you the most and develop specialist knowledge for your chosen career. Lots of modules include project work, so that you get the chance to put your mathematics skills into practice in lots of different scenarios.
If you do one of our research-intensive MMath degrees, you'll 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.
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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:
Mathematics with a Placement Year
UCAS codes: GG11 / GG12
If you do one of our Placement Year courses, you'll spend 12 months before the final year of your degree on a work placement. This makes these degree programmes a year longer, as you'll still cover the same content as students on our standard BSc and MMath Mathematics degrees.
During your placement year, you'll work full-time, potentially earning a graduate-level salary. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you spend on placement but still have access to all the support you need from the University.
Placements aren't guaranteed – it's your responsibility to secure one but we'll do everything we can to help. Careers staff will help you find the placement that's right for you, and students are often offered graduate jobs at the end.
Previous placement students have gone to:
Ashis, pictured, spent a year of his degree working as a financial risk analyst for Lloyds Banking Group.