Typical A-level offer
ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics
In choosing to study the Mathematics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics is fundamentally important to modern society, contributing to numerous facets of life, including science, engineering, technology and finance. The Mathematics Degree covers the essential core disciplines, supplemented by a great choice of elective specialities. You will be taught in lectures and practical classes with good staff/student ratios. Graduates of the Mathematics Degree are in significant demand across many industries for their problem-solving abilities, clear analytical thought processes and capacity for logical argument.
3rd in the UK for assessment and feedback on our Mathematics and Statistics degree scheme (NSS 2016)
Department of Mathematics: 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
94% of undergraduates from the Department of Mathematics who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
- Teaching & Learning
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As a student in Aberystwyth you will be taught the essential disciplines of algebra, calculus and mathematical analysis. As your interests develop, you may then select further classes from a broad range of topics in mathematics and statistics. We aim to create a friendly, open and welcoming environment in which students are able to reach their full mathematical potential.
Why study Mathematics at Aberystwyth University?
- Uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation.
- Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers
- A degree in Mathematics will open up a wide range of career paths to you, and this degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, directly contributing to your recognition as a Chartered Mathematician.
- The Department offers several modules taught through the medium of Welsh, for further details please click here.
All lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. The majority have a postgraduate teaching qualification and new staff are required to complete the PGCTHE. The department also employs a number of part time tutors, with extensive teaching experience, and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
- Applied Statistics
- Introduction To Numerical Analysis And Its Applications *
- Mathematical Physics *
- Complex Analysis
- Linear Algebra *
- Advanced Dynamics
- Distributions And Estimation
- Hydrodynamics 1 *
- Introduction To Abstract Algebra
- Real Analysis *
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
- At least 90 credits from MA Level 3 Modules
- Welsh medium alternative modules
- Up to 30 credits subject to Timetable and approval by Degree Scheme Co-ordinator. These may include further Mathematics Modules
What can I do with a Mathematics degree?
Our graduates have found employment in the following sectors:
- Statistical analysis and computational statistics
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Accountancy and banking
- Risk Analysis and actuarial work
- Financial management and investment analysis
- Information technology
What opportunities are there at University for me?
Employability is embedded across all of our teaching.
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Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.
On completion of this degree you will have gained skills in the following;
- Research and data analysis skills
- Enhanced mathematical and computational skills
- Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
- A thorough grounding in information technology
- The ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Time- Management and organisational skills
- The ability to clearly communicate in both written and spoken forms
- Self-motivation and Self-reliance
Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below provides an illustration of what you might study during the three year degree scheme.
In your first year you will explore topics in:
- Algebra and calculus
- Differential equations
- Probability and statistics
- Mathematical analysis
In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of modules on topics which might include:
- Analysis and partial differential equations
- Abstract and linear algebra
- Statistical modelling and mechanics
How will I be taught?
This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations.
You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
Further information :
You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.
There is never a boring topic and the course goes much deeper into mathematics than I was expecting. There are so many different modules to choose from that you will always find something to interest you. The lecturers are always willing to help. Elin Wyn Hughes
Maths is a great course with really friendly and approachable lecturers. The content is always really interesting, but challenging to the right extent. The whole department works effectively to offer all the facilities needed to gain a good degree. Jennifer O'Neil
Typical Entry Requirements
A Levels ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics
BTEC National Diploma:
DMM-DDM with A/B in A level Mathematics
104 - 112
28-30 points with 4-5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level
70% overall with 75% in Mathematics
Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org