Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Do you have a head for numbers and a talent for solving problems? Do you enjoy applying logic to complex issues? Do you want to learn a skillset valued by many employers? Maybe you simply enjoy thinking about the deep and fascinating world of mathematics?
On this Mathematics degree, you'll develop your mathematical, analytical and problem-solving abilities and learn how maths contributes to society, in the community and in industry. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BSc) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MMath).
You’ll study core mathematical topics in year 1, including analysis, algebra, calculus, statistics, operational research and modelling.
Then you’ll shape your degree to your ambitions and interests in following years, choosing modules that cover specialist and advanced principles such as astrophysics, financial modelling, non-linear dynamics and cosmology.
To boost your employability prospects after the course, you’ll have opportunity to get valuable professional experience by spending a sandwich year working in industry and completing shorter-term work placements.
Maths graduates are in high demand, especially in the expanding technology, data and machine learning industries. You could also go into areas such as education or finance when you graduate.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA).
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- Design your degree to suit your interests and ambitions by choosing specialist modules after your first year
- Tackle a blend of mathematical theory and practical application
- Harness powerful hardware and software in our computer labs to unpick complex mathematical problems
- Develop coding skills in programming languages including Python
- Use industry-standard statistical and operational research software such as R and SPSS
- Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software such as Mathematica and MATLAB, which provide high-level simulations of complex dynamical processes
- Use historical data to apply your skills to challenges such as monitoring the spread of disease, predicting the spread of a cloud of ash from a volcano and forecasting changes to the climate
- Develop skills you can use in all areas of your life and career, including presentation, analytical thinking, communication and team working skills
Careers and opportunities
Mathematics is more than just number crunching. A degree in maths shows that you have the ability to think critically and conveys an intellectual maturity that many employers look for when they hire staff.
The demand for mathematics graduates is increasing too. The Council for the Mathematical Sciences predicts more than 7 million people in the UK will need mathematical science skills in 2030 – an increase of 900,000 compared to 2009.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University, as you advance in your career.
Areas you could work in include:
- Data science and analytics
- Space and satellite applications
- Finance and banking
- Business and operational research
- Secondary school teaching
- Insurance and risk management
- IT and computing
- Medicine and health
- The natural and life sciences.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 17,000per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
Choose a qualification
- A level
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Access to HE Diploma
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
- Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)
- Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
A level : BBC - ABB
112-128 points to include an A level in Mathematics, or equivalent.VIEW MORE
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