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BSc (Hons)Mathematics

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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If you’re interested in developing your mathematical talents and learning how to apply mathematics and statistics to real life problems, then this degree programme will give you an enjoyable route to becoming a mathematics graduate. It focuses on showing you how to apply a range of mathematical and statistical tools in order to get results, as well as learning to articulate how you have come to your conclusion. Our degree also includes the use of modern software and training on how to present your work professionally.

The university’s strong research culture feeds into the programme, together with direct feedback from employers about the skills that they want our graduates to develop. These combine to ensure that you gain the most relevant up-to-date knowledge and skills on which to build your career.

Our approach works well with our students and employers, and we have a legacy of success in the National Student Survey: scoring 94% student satisfaction in 2015, as well as 93%, 100%, 93% and 97% in the four years before that!

In your final year, you can specialise in areas such as financial mathematics, cryptography, medical statistics or fluid dynamics and can dig even deeper with a specialist project. Recent specialist projects have investigated the volatility of shares, ocean modelling, kidney transplant survival data, Bayesian modelling of Premier League results, etc.

In addition, you’ll have the option of a work-based placement year in industry or to study abroad at one of our partner institutions, enabling you to develop additional personal and professional skills.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

Students benefit from lectures, group problem-solving sessions and computer laboratory software sessions covering topics such as calculus, algebra, modelling and computational mathematics.

Year 2

This year will build on modules from the previous year as well as introducing topics such as operational research and vector calculus. Learning will take place through various mediums such as lectures, exams, problem solving and laboratory sessions.

Year 3

You can choose to go out on industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice.

Year 4

Students choose from a variety of specialised modules including fluid dynamics, cryptology and medical statistics, as well as completing an individual project or undergraduate dissertation.

Career opportunities

We’ll place great emphasis on supporting you to develop the knowledge and skills that employers value the most, including transferable skills such as creative thinking, communication, analysis and IT.

Mathematics graduates are highly sought after in a variety of sectors, both in the UK and internationally, including the financial sector and public sector, as well as in commerce, industry and teaching.

Our graduates have found employment in the banking, retail, manufacturing and teaching sectors, including BAE Systems, Department of Work and Pensions, GlaxoSmithKline, Northumbrian Water, London Transport System, as well as advancing to postgraduate study.

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