BSc

Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics

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Key Facts

G130
  • UCAS Tariff

    120 - 104

  • Course Length

    3 Year

Further details on entry requirements

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On the Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics degree at Aberystwyth University, you will study mathematical concepts and the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns combined with data collation and calculation. You will learn how to solve problems and develop theories within mathematics. You will also discover how to use mathematical theory to solve problems in areas of science, engineering, and physics.

The first two years of the Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics course will give you a broad introduction to important areas of mathematics, including algebra, calculus, geometry, statistics and mathematical analysis. You will be able to specialise in your final year and take advantage of our expertise by choosing from a wide range of optional modules based on your own interests.

In studying Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics you will develop clear analytical thought processes, problem-solving abilities and the capacity for logical argument. Such skills are highly transferable and attractive to employers in a range of sectors. Graduates of Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics make significant contributions to vital areas such as science, engineering, technology and finance, and find employment in roles where numerical and data analysis is key.

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.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)

92% overall satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics (NSS 2021)

Overview

Why study Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics at Aberystwyth?

  • You will 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
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
Classical Dynamics * PM14010 10

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Mathematical Physics * PM26020 20
Complex Analysis * MA21510 10
Hydrodynamics 1 MA25610 10
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications * MA25220 20
Linear Algebra * MA21410 10
Real Analysis * MA20110 10
Advanced Dynamics MA25710 10
Applied Statistics MA26620 20
Introduction to Abstract Algebra MA20310 10

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Asymptotic Methods in Mechanics MA34210 10
Graphs and Networks MA32410 10
Group Theory MA30110 10
Information Theory MA35810 10
Integral Transforms MA33310 10
Mathematical Models of Biological Systems MA34810 10
Norms and Differential Equations MA30210 10
Partial Differential Equations MA34110 10
Theory of Elasticity MA33410 10
Topology MA32610 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Career Prospects

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

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines including:

  • algebra and calculus
  • coordinate and vector geometry
  • probability
  • mathematical analysis
  • differential equations and statistics

In the second and third years you will study:

  • real and complex analysis
  • abstract and linear algebra
  • mathematical physics 

Optional modules include numerical analysis and hydrodynamics. You will also undertake a compulsory career planning module as part of your course, which will enhance your employability prospects and enable you to develop valuable transferable skills.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practicals and individual and group-based project work.

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.

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.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 120 - 104

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

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

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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