Overview

If you've got a head for numbers and want to see where your mathematical skills can take you professionally, this 4-year MMath Mathematics integrated Master's degree course is the ideal choice.

The course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single programme. You'll develop your mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills and get an in-depth knowledge of calculus, algebra and computational mathematics.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions, and cover topics such as statistics, operational research and modelling
  • Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems
  • Have the option to take an undergraduate ambassador module in your third year and spend rewarding time in a local school
  • Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software
  • Spend your penultimate year learning advanced principles, then focus your studies on your project choice in your final year

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary opportunities that will complement your studies and make you more employable when you graduate.

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Calculus I
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Mathematical Models
  • Statistical Theory and Methods I

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
  • Calculus II
  • Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Real and Complex Analysis

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
  • Institution-wide Language Programme
  • Operational Research
  • Statistical Theory and Methods II
  • Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have been on placement with prestigious household names, including:

  • IBM
  • L’Oréal
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Transport for London

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications
  • Project

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Advanced Decision Modelling
  • Financial Derivative Pricing
  • Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Modern Astrophysics I
  • Projects in Mathematics
  • Quantitative Supply Chain Management
  • Statistical Learning
  • Statistics Methods in Health Research and Social Science
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Undergraduate Ambassador

Year 4

Core modules in this year include:

  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Scientific Computing and Data Analytics

There are no optional modules in this year.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • independent study

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • practical exams
  • coursework
  • in-class tests

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 68% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 30% by coursework
  • Year 4 students: 100% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

Mathematics graduates are valuable in many different areas of business. When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job or PhD research position that puts your skills to work.

What can you do with a Mathematics degree?

Past students on this course have gone into areas such as:

  • operational research
  • medical statistics in pharmaceutical companies
  • meteorology
  • engineering design
  • academic research
  • accounting
  • insurance
  • retail management
  • government research

After you the leave the University, you'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

MMath, MMath Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

128-144 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics. 

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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