Overview of the Mathematics Degrees
Mathematics is one of the most fascinating and intellectually challenging subjects which you might choose to study at university.
You will come to appreciate the excitement of a subject which every day solves large systems of partial differential equations to design new aircraft or provide tomorrow’s weather forecast, and whose graduates are employed in areas as diverse as high energy physics and economic forecasting.
The first and second years of our degree contain a core of modules on topics drawn from mathematical analysis and algebra and aimed at helping you to think rigorously and logically. At the same time there is the opportunity to explore other areas of the subject and develop your interests: you can choose from a number of optional modules in pure and applied mathematics and statistics, including topics in abstract algebra, analysis, dynamics, differential equations, fluid mechanics, numerical analysis, probability theory and linear statistical models.
In the third and fourth years, there are no core modules. You select topics from a list drawn up each year and revised from time to time to reflect new developments and the interests of the Department.
There is an extensive range of pure options covering:
- group theory, ring theory, topology, classical and functional analysis, and a number of applied topics from theoretical physics, usually including general relativity and quantum mechanics
There are also many topics which defy classification, these include:
- differential equations and approximation theory, as well as subjects such as coding theory and numerical solution of partial differential equations which rely heavily on abstract mathematics and which are extensively exploited in industrial and government laboratories throughout the world.
Finally, at various stages you have the option of taking a small number of modules in computer science. In particular, you might choose to learn a high-level programming language.
|BSc Mathematics (G100 BSc/Ma)||This is a three year Bachelor degree in Mathematics which provides a solid background in contemporary mathematics and its applications. You have the opportunity to follow either a general curriculum or specialise in areas such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics.|
|BSc Mathematics (Europe) (G101 BSc/MaEur)||This is a four year Bachelor degree similar to G100 in which the third year is spent at a European university.|
|BSc Mathematics (USA) (G103 BSc/MaUSA)||This is a three year Bachelor degree similar to G100 in which the second year is spent at a University in the USA.|
|BA Mathematics (G102 BA/Math)||This is a three year degree in Mathematics similar in style to the BSc degree, but gives additional opportunities for students to enhance their language skills in a modern language such as Spanish, French, Italian or German.|
|MMath Mathematics (G105 MMath/Mat4)||This is a four year Masters degree. The first two years are similar to those for the BSc Mathematics degree (G100). In the third and fourth years, you study some third year BSc modules, together with some additional modules available only to MMath students. These modules would include an extended project module individually supervised by a member of staff and tailored to your own interests.|
|MMath Mathematics (USA) (G107 MMath/MUS4)||This is a four year Masters degree similar to G105 in which the second year is spent at a university in the USA.|
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