Mathematics plays a fundamental role in modern society, underpinning everything from smart phones and the internet to engineering and architecture. Equally, mathematics can be fascinatingly abstract. Mathematics graduates are highly numerate problem-solvers who can think logically and laterally. The universal nature of a mathematics degree means the skills you develop are valued in a diverse range of sectors.
Our internationally-renowned research groups work across pure, applied and financial mathematics and statistics. Our straight mathematics courses allow you to benefit from the breadth and depth of our research through the wide range of innovative modules and projects available to you.
We work closely with our world-leading Business School. Our Actuarial Mathematics BSc, Economics and Mathematics BSc, Management and Mathematics BSc and Mathematics with Finance BSc programmes are co-taught by our Schools and give you the knowledge and transferable skills needed to succeed in business.
We frequently collaborate with other departments within the University. Our Biology and Mathematics BSc, Chemistry and Mathematics BSc/MChem, Mathematics and Music BSc, French and Mathematics BSc, German and Mathematics BSc, Mathematics and Philosophy BSc, Computer Science with Mathematics MSci, BSc and Natural Sciences MNatSc, BSc programmes allow you to study mathematics alongside another subject with which it has deep links.
We’re a top 15 university for mathematics according to all of the major UK league tables. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Mathematics for the quality of our research.
We have an active research environment which enables us to offer exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. The range and scope of our research is extensive, allowing us to offer a wide variety of course modules that span the branches of mathematics.
All of our courses give you the option of studying abroad for a year or undertaking an industrial placement. It is possible to switch between the BSc and MMath versions of our courses up until the end of your second year.
Our Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with modern practices and techniques. Several of our courses are accredited by the Royal Statistical Society, meaning you’ll graduate with the knowledge and technical skills required of statisticians.
Exceptional student support
You’ll be guided through your course by your personal tutor who’ll provide academic and pastoral support. Our student support team is based within our School and helps with anything from academic advice to timetabling and project submission enquiries. We achieved 88% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
Over 98% of our recent graduates have successfully secured employment or gone on to further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). Recent graduate destinations include Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst and Young, IBM and Aon.