Develop a broad foundation of theory and practical skills in mathematics, statistics and computing, preparing you for specialist and non-specialist careers.
Mathematical Sciences combines traditional mathematics with statistics and computing. This course is for you if you’d like to keep your options open and study a broader range of topics.
In the first two years, you’ll gain an introduction to mathematics at university level before choosing areas that you’d like to specialise in later in the course. In Year two, you will also have the option to study computing, physics and economics units run by other departments. As with all of our mathematics courses you will have the option to switch after the first year, so you can keep your options open when you apply.
You’ll develop the knowledge and practical skills appropriate to a technical career as well as receiving good training in analytical thinking. This combination means you will also be well-suited to non-specialist careers such as computing, financial services and management.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in different areas of mathematical sciences, including algebra and geometry, analysis, applied and interdisciplinary mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics and probability. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
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’, which can perform over 110 trillion calculations a second.
You’ll also be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor. 92% of mathematical sciences students agreed they were able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).
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, EY, PwC and 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.
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