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  • Qualification

    Master of Mathematics - MMath

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

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.

Accredited by

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
  • Engineering
  • Insurance and risk management
  • IT and computing
  • Medicine and health
  • The natural and life sciences.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    105 44%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    32nd

    17

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