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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The Master's in 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.

Studying this MMath option provides considerably more access to specialist areas of Mathematics and in your final year you will undertake short research projects with a lecturer, allied to your particular mathematical or statistical interests.

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

2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

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

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
  • This degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, recognising you as a Chartered Mathematician
  • The Department offers several modules taught through the medium of Welsh, for further details please click here
  • A degree in Mathematics will open up a wide range of career paths to you, and 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

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
Introduction to Abstract Algebra MA20310 10
Real Analysis * MA20110 10
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

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Group Theory MA30110 10
Norms and Differential Equations MA30210 10

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Minor Project MAM9720 20
Major Project MAM9840 40

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 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 mechanics. 
  • In your final year, you will undertake short research projects with a member of staff, allied to your particular mathematical or statistical interests, as well as choosing taught courses 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?

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.

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

European Baccalaureate:
70% overall with 80% 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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