The 8-week placement will give you first-hand research experience to ‘top-up’ your undergraduate degree, before you progress on to our MSc Modern Applications of Mathematics course. You'll work in a research environment with academics from SAMBa and our Department of Mathematical Sciences, and will also have opportunities to work with our industry contacts on research or to develop mathematical ideas.
After completing your master’s you’ll be guaranteed an interview for our SAMBa PhD programme or you can choose to apply for a PhD at another university. If you change your mind about studying for a PhD, you could use the skills and experience you've gained during your master's to apply for roles in industry instead.
The scheme is a great way to get started in mathematics research. The summer placement will give you a taster of the research done at Bath, then you can further build your skills and experience through the MSc programme. — Professor Tim Rogers, SAMBa academic
I am thoroughly enjoying my PhD research as part of SAMBa, and really appreciate the inclusive environment. Completing the MSc beforehand, getting some direct experience of research, and getting to know people in the department, really helped me understand what a PhD would be like and gave me the confidence and opportunity to pursue high-level mathematics research. — Shaunagh Downing, PhD student and MSc graduate