The BSc Mathematics (International Study) offers an opportunity to broaden your educational and personal experience beyond that obtainable from a traditional three-year BSc Mathematics. Years one, two and four are spent in Nottingham studying the same mathematics modules as for the BSc Mathematics degree (G100). The third year of the course is spent studying mathematics and related subjects at an overseas university. The ability and willingness to live and study overseas shows flexibility, mobility and independence - characteristics that are highly valued by employers.
The overseas placement is competitive, and is dependent upon having a sufficiently strong academic record. Students who do not secure an overseas placement will be offered a transfer to the course G100 (subject to normal progression rules).
Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
Specific pathways within this course are accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) as being of the appropriate breadth and depth to provide a foundation for a career as a professional statistician. Successful completion of these pathways (achieving second class honours or better) automatically qualifies you for the RSS Graduate Statistician (GradStat) award. This award is a stepping stone to full professional membership of the RSS and the Chartered Statistician (CStat) award. More details can be found on the Royal Statistical Society website.
You will study core mathematics under the three headings of Analytical and Computational Foundations, Calculus, and Linear Mathematics; this includes an introduction to the computer package MATLAB. You also begin studying the three main subject areas within mathematics, namely pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics.
You will benefit from our Peer-Assisted Study Support (PASS) scheme, designed specifically to help you settle in. PASS Leaders, who are current maths students, will provide you with a friendly face at the start of your first year and then academic support during that year, through regular PASS sessions.
Choosing from a range of optional modules, you will typically continue to study two of the three main mathematical subject areas. You will also have the option to choose some modules from outside mathematics.
You will study abroad at one of our European (Erasmus) or International (Universitas 21) exchange partners. Partner European Erasmus universities are currently in countries which include Spain (Madrid), France (Paris, Bordeaux) and Germany (Aachen).
Our international exchange partners currently include the countries Canada (McGill and British Columbia), Singapore (National University of Singapore), United States of America (North Carolina, Maryland) and Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth).
During this year, you study at least half of your modules in mathematics, or mathematics-related topics.
You will choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules, one of which may involve project work. You will be able to specialise in one of the three main subject areas, or choose a broad course which may include modules from all three areas. You will also have the option to choose some modules from outside mathematics if you wish.