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University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Mathematics is the language that underpins the rest of science. At Essex, Mathematics has truly broad reach; we are working on projects ranging from the economic impact of the behaviour of dairy cows, to understanding crowd behaviour through modelling a zombie apocalypse, to circular Sudoku and other puzzles. Our Department of Mathematical Sciences is genuinely innovative and student-focused.

On our BSc Mathematics you study a wide range of topics including:

- Finance and Big Data
- Discrete mathematics, languages and semigroup theory
- Optimisation
- Probability and applied statistics
- Bioinformatics and mathematical ecology

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

You therefore can gain an exceptional range of knowledge and skills that are currently in demand in mathematically oriented employment; in business, commerce, industry, government service, education and in the wider economy.

Programme structure

Year 1

Applied Mathematics
Statistics I
Linear Mathematics
Introduction to Computing
Mathematical Skills (optional)
Financial Mathematics (optional)
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Year 2

Linear Algebra
Real Analysis
Mathematical Methods
Statistics II
Survival Analysis (optional)
The Laws of Physics (optional)
Quantum Mechanics (optional)
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Final year

Complex Variables and Applications
Ordinary Differential Equations
Nonlinear Programming (optional)
Combinatorial Optimisation (optional)
Mathematics of Portfolios (optional)
Graph Theory (optional)
Cryptography and Codes (optional)
Modelling Experimental Data (optional)
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Career opportunities

Mathematics students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. The Council for Mathematical Sciences offers further information on careers in mathematics.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

British Arab Commercial Bank
Johal and Company

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States