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On the Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics degree at Aberystwyth University you will study mathematical concepts in depth, explore the identification and analysis of patterns and develop skills in data collation and calculation. You will learn how to use mathematics to solve problems in many areas of science and engineering.
The first two years of the Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics course will give you a broad introduction to important areas of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, differential equations 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.
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.
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 September start - 2024
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.
|Career Planning and Mathematical Skills Development *
|Coordinate and Vector Geometry *
|Differential Equations *
|Further Algebra and Calculus *
|Mathematical Analysis *
|Complex Analysis *
|Introduction to Abstract Algebra
|Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications *
|Linear Algebra *
|Real Analysis *
|Mathematical Physics *
|Graphs and Networks
|Norms and Differential Equations
|Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
|Partial Differential Equations
|Theory of Elasticity
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
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.
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 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
- 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
30-28 with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level
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 undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
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 would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.