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BScMathematics with Physics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Interactions between maths and physics have led to a range of weird and wonderful advances in the sciences, from elementary particle theory to general relativity and non-Euclidean geometry, to the understanding of chaos. At Essex, your ways of thinking will be shifted as we teach you about the cosmos, the symmetries of quarks and the complexities of quantum physics.

On our BSc Mathematics with Physics, you can gain the knowledge and skills that are in demand across both the mathematically and scientifically oriented sectors. You study topics that cross both mathematics and physics, including:

- Relativity, quantum physics, atoms and light
- The making of modern physics, from Galileo to the present day
- Calculus
- Computing, electronics and mechanics
- Mathematical biology

We educate you in mathematical physics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, and show you how to develop computational simulations and build electronic circuits.

This course can lead to employment opportunities within business, commerce, education, engineering, government service, industry and research as well as from the wider economy.

Programme structure

Year 1

Statistics I
Linear Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Introduction to Computing
Discrete Mathematics
Foundations of Electronics I
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Year 2

Linear Algebra
Mathematical Methods
Statistics II
Vector Calculus
The Laws of Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Introduction to Numerical Methods (optional)
Survival Analysis (optional)
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Final year

Complex Variables and Applications
Ordinary Differential Equations
Mathematical Biology
Graph Theory (optional)
Modelling Experimental Data (optional)
Statistical Methods (optional)
Bayesian Computational Statistics (optional)
Partial Differential Equations (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 in a wide range of high-profile roles including:

Chartered accountancy
Investment consultants
Accounts technicians
Stock lending analysts

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