Mathematical sciences

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Mathematics and statistics underlie all the physical sciences and are increasingly important to social sciences and management.

During the course you’ll develop a broad and balanced foundation of knowledge, theoretical understanding and practical skills in mathematics, statistics and computing. You’ll put your mathematical knowledge and skills into practice to solve problems.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in mathematical sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

You’ll be able to access our Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) centre to get help with revision, tests and coursework. A final-year option provides the opportunity to use our high-performance computing facility ‘Balena’.

Graduate employability

You’ll be able to go into a wide variety of careers including teaching, in the finance sector as an accountant, actuary or analyst, or as a statistician in government. You’ll also be well suited to roles developing software in commerce or the technology sector.

Recent employers include:

  • Aviva
  • British Telecom
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Tate & Lyle

Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.


The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

Tom Hadfield
“The wide range of modules gives you the opportunity to head down a multitude of career paths. I joined the placement scheme and spent a year with GlaxoSmithKline, working as a Clinical Statistician.”
Tom Hadfield

​BSc Mathematics with placement year (2017)

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