Test your analytical brain on this Maths and Physics degree. Studying algebra to mechanics, you could enter careers in banking or research.
Both underpinned by a desire to understand behaviour and solve problems, mathematics and physics have been considered in unity since Galileo first recognised and used the power of mathematics in his study of nature. They have changed the way we view and interact with the world – from enabling us to develop new forms of energy and improving the quality of sound, to developing anti-locking break systems or travel through space.
One of the top 15 universities in the country in the Guardian University Guide 2019, Coventry has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status, the first of two stages to do so.
This professionally accredited course explores traditional and modern concepts in the field of mathematical physics, such as cosmology, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.
As well as providing an excellent grounding in theoretical physics, we adopt a practical approach to applied mathematics, helping you to gain experience using important software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®. We’ll also provided opportunities for you to develop sophisticated analytical skills, together with the reporting and presentation skills required to communicate arguments and conclusions effectively. You will also study pure and applied mathematics, including areas such as numerical analysis and mechanics.
Why choose this course?
You’ll have access to our computing facilities, which opportunities to gain experience using mathematical software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®. You’ll also receive one-to-one assistance from Sigma, the University’s Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support.
You’ll be taught by active researchers in applied mathematics and statistics with expertise in fluid dynamics, complex systems and climate change, who will share their research findings through teaching and supervising projects, as well as offering opportunities to apply for summer research internships. Past students have, for example, undertaken internships analysing social networks of past cultures through ancient and mythological narratives or studied lattice models of polymers.
We encourage you to adopt an international perspective with opportunities to conduct Online International Learning (OIL) activities with students from around the world, participate in field trips overseas or spend a year studying abroad in Europe, America or Australia. We also provide support to help you gain professional experience on placement. Previous sandwich year opportunities have been offered by GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals, Jagex Game Studios, The Warner Bros, National Grid, Morgan Stanley financial services, E.ON, Cummins, TATA and Birmingham Airport.
International experience opportunities
If you have a desire to gain international experience, there are opportunities to spend a year studying abroad. In the past, students have chosen to study Mathematics in St Marcus University in California, University of Malta, Stockholm University in Sweden, also universities in the Netherlands, Germany and Australia. Courses in all these Universities are delivered in English.
The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we will aim to support you in applying for an internship anywhere in the world. Past students have gone to work in countries such as Malaysia, Belgium and Spain. Past students have gone to work in countries such as Malaysia, Belgium and Spain.
Studying maths and physics should help you develop skills in logical thinking and statistical or strategic knowledge, demonstrating to employers your advanced numerical and analytical ability.
It can give you a significant advantage in the job market upon successful completion, opening up a wide range of career opportunities in industry, accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management, and scientific research. You could be employed in a wide variety of roles, for example, as an actuarial analyst, actuary, forensic accountant, operational researcher, research scientist, teacher, statistician or stockbroker.