The three-year BSc and four-year MMath courses have their first two years in common. The first year includes core modules that provide an essential foundation of mathematical skills, as well as more specialised modules in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics.
As you progress in the course, more specialisation is possible. Both the BSc and MMath allow you to choose from a range of mathematical topics, both vocational and academic. The MMath gives you an insight into problems of current research interest and a deeper mathematical knowledge. On both courses it is possible to take some modules from other schools in the university and to study for a semester abroad at one of our overseas partner institutions.
MMath Mathematics with Statistics
Students who succeed in a sufficient number of statistics modules may opt for the MMath Mathematics with Statistics degree, which is recognised by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).
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.
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 if you wish.
You will choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules, one of which will involve project work. You will specialise in one of three main subject areas, allowing you to develop the foundations for further study in that area in the fourth year. There is also an option to choose some modules from outside mathematics.
You will choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules, and must also write a dissertation, which accounts for one third of your fourth year. You must specialise to some extent in one of the three main subject areas, and there is also the option to choose some modules from outside mathematics.