BSc

Mathematics (with integrated year in industry)

BSc Mathematics (with integrated year in industry) Code G10N

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Key Facts

G10N
  • UCAS Tariff

    120 - 104

  • Course Length

    4 Year

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Mathematics has fascinated humanity for thousands of years, from the ancient world to the present day, with numbers, patterns and structures leading to the development of mathematical conjectures, reasonings and mathematical proofs. The BSc Mathematics degree at Aberystwyth University provides fascinating and challenging learning that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. 

The course covers the essential core disciplines of algebra, calculus, geometry, differential equations, probability, and statistics, supplemented by a wide choice of optional modules, allowing you to specialise in particular areas or pursue a diverse syllabus. You will be taught though lectures and practical classes with good staff/student ratios in a supportive learning environment. 

In studying 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. Mathematics graduates make significant contributions to vital areas such as science, engineering, technology and finance. 

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.

This four-year course includes an integrated year in industry, enabling you to gain the valuable experience that employers look for, giving you a head-start in the competitive job market on graduation.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

92% overall satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics (NSS 2020).

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)

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

Overview

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 will help you to apply for and prepare for your year in industry. 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. The department continues to build on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers;
  • Degree in Mathematics will open up a wide range of career paths to you;
  • The Department offers several modules taught through the medium of Welsh.
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
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications * MA25220 20
Linear Algebra * MA21410 10
Applied Statistics MA26620 20

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

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Mathematics Year in Industry MAS0160 60

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

What can I do with a Mathematics degree?

Our graduates have found employment in the following sectors:

  • Statistical analysis and computational statistics;
  • Various branches of 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. Find out about the various opportunities that our Careers Service offers.

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;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to clearly communicate in both written and spoken forms;
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Learning & Teaching

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 fourth years you will be able to choose from a range of modules on topics which might include:

  • Mathematical analysis, partial differential equations, mathematical biology, hydrodynamics;
  • Abstract algebra, group theory, operator algebras;
  • Statistical modelling, statistical inference, stochastic processes.

Please note: The integrated year in industry will be taken in your third year.

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

"My lecturers are really friendly and approachable. If you've got something for them after a lecture or whatever, they're very happy to chat about any questions you have. I'm going on to an industrial year next year, which means that between my second and third-year study I can go and get a proper job placement. You could go to work in places like Google or IBM or anywhere like that and you'll get proper experience and you'll get paid." Ben Jaeger

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

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. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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