Major corporations, government agencies, research establishments and financial companies all recruit well-trained mathematicians. While there can be intense competition for these jobs, the most successful applicants are those who demonstrate a wide and deep knowledge of mathematics, such as that obtained on this enhanced MMath Mathematics degree.
Our MMath Mathematics course combines modules from the BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree with Masters level material and exposes you to a greater volume of mathematics and at a greater depth compared to the three year degree.
Studying on the MMath Mathematics course also removes the need to source further funding to study a Masters-level qualification.
Our lecturers will provide you with a supportive environment during your studies to allow you to fulfil your potential. You’ll become an expert in logical thinking and develop refined problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers.
The first year will provide you with a firm and broad foundation in a range of mathematical areas by extending the material you encountered in core modules at A-level. As well as being introduced to specialist mathematical software, you’ll begin to apply mathematics to determine solutions to a range of real-world problems. You’ll be taught by active researchers and practising mathematicians, which ensures you are exposed to current real-world problems, methodologies, and industry-standard techniques and software.
In subsequent years, you can specialise in areas of mathematics that best suit your interests and career aspirations. These include codes, cryptography, nonlinear systems, financial mathematics, statistics, operational research, partial differential equations and financial modelling. In the third year, you are also able to take a teaching-based module that includes a school placement.
In the fourth year of the MMath degree you can study further modules that are closely related to the research interests of staff and are in areas that many of our recent graduates have found employment. You will also undertake a large project under the close guidance of a lecturer, further exposing you to current mathematical techniques and concepts. Results from recent projects have even been published in international mathematical journals. This means you will stand out from the crowd when making job applications.
Year One: MMath Mathematics degree
- Probability and Statistics
- Algorithms and Software Tools
- Mathematical Modelling and Mechanics
- Mathematical Proof and Analysis
Year Two: MMath Mathematics degree
- Abstract and Linear Algebra
- Further Calculus
- Management Science
- Further Statistics
- Combinatorics and Networks
- Financial Modelling
- Introduction to Teaching Mathematics in Schools and Colleges
Year Three: Maths degree
- Codes and Information
- Cryptography and Information Security
- Operational Research
- Partial Differential Equations
- Nonlinear Systems and Mathematical Biology
- Introduction to SAS and Statistical Forecasting
- Financial Mathematics
Year Four: MMath Mathematics degree
- Numerical Methods for Geophysical Flows
- Decision Analysis and Optimisation
- SAS Data Mining and Forecasting
- Financial Strategies
- Modelling Human Behaviour
Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.
You’ll be taught by active researchers and practising mathematicians, which ensures you are exposed to current real-world problems, methodologies, and industry-standard techniques and software.
You will spend 18 hours each week in a mixture of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratories, as well as approximately another 18 hours each week doing exercises based on lecture content.