MMath

Mathematics

Key Facts

Code G103
  • Typical A-level offer

    AAB with A in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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In choosing to study this MMath Mathematics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline. Mathematics is fundamentally important to modern society, contributing in numerous facets of life. With the essential core modules and a great choice of elective specialities you will be taught in lectures and problem-solving classes and have regular access to your tutors and work in classes with good staff/student ratios. Studying the MMath option provides considerably more access to specialist areas of Mathematics, and the attainment of a Masters Level Degree. Graduates of the MMath Mathematics Degree are in significant demand across many industries that include science, engineering, technology and finance.

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)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

Why Study Mathematics at Aberystwyth University

  • 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 researches
  • 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.
  • Uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation
  • The Department offers several modules taught through the medium of Welsh, for further details please click here.
  • Graduates of our MMath Degree are in significant demand – for example in science, technology and engineering, finance and commerce – for their problem-solving abilities, clear analytical thought processes and capacity for logical argument.
Our Staff

Most lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. Many have a postgraduate teaching qualification.

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.

Minor Project
Major Project

Modules delivered partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Prosiect Llai
Prif Brosiect

Employability

What can I do with a Mathematics degree?

Our graduates have progressed to seek employment in these following sectors;

  • Statistical analysis and computational statistics
  • Teaching
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Banking
  • Risk Analysis
  • Actuarial work
  • Financial management 
  • 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 will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will explore topics in algebra and calculus, geometry and differential equations, probability and statistics, and 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 hydrodynamics. 

In your final year, you will undertake short research projects with a member of staff, allied to your particular mathematical or statistical interests. You may also choose from our list of optional modules. Take a look at the course content tab to see what our current students can choose from. 

How will I be taught?

Our degree is delivered through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, 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.

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

Entry Requirements

A Levels AAB with A in Mathematics

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

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DDD with A in A level Mathematics

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
34 points overall with 6 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
70% overall with 80% in Mathematics

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