BSc

Mathematics

Key Facts

Code G100
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB with B in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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Mathematics, at Aberystwyth University, uncovers 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 degree covers the essential core disciplines, supplemented by a great choice of optional modules. You will be taught in lectures and practical classes, as part of a supportive learning environment, with good staff/student ratios.

You will also become part of a pool of graduates that is in significant demand across many industries for their problem-solving abilities, clear analytical thought processes and capacity for logical argument.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Department of Mathematics: Top in the UK for teaching quality for the subject of Mathematics.(The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).

100% student satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics. (NSS 2018)

96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (HESA 2018*

Overview

Institute of mathematics & its applications

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.
Our Staff

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.

Modules

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Algebra * MA10510 10
Calculus * MP10610 10
Career Planning and Skills Development * MP12910 10
Classical Dynamics * PM14010 10
Coordinate and Vector Geometry * MA10110 10
Differential Equations * MA11210 10
Further Algebra and Calculus MP11010 10
Mathematical Analysis * MA11110 10
Probability * MA10310 10
Statistics * MA11310 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Applied Statistics MA26620 20
Complex Analysis MA21510 10
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications * MA25220 20
Linear Algebra * MA21410 10

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Advanced Dynamics MA25710 10
Distributions and Estimation MA26010 10
Hydrodynamics 1 * MA25610 10
Introduction to Abstract Algebra MA20310 10
Real Analysis * MA20110 10

* 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

Employability

What can I do with a Mathematics degree?

Our graduates have found employment in the following sectors:

  • Statistical analysis and computational statistics
  • Teaching
  • 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.

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

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
  • Geometry
  • 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.

Student Views

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

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Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB with B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM-DDM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30 points with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
70% overall with 75% in Mathematics

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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