Studying mathematics
The first year of this research-led mathematics degree equips you with a solid base in calculus, linear algebra, pure mathematics, numerical methods plus probability and statistics. Professional software, such as MATLAB, Maple and R, is introduced and you will master numerical techniques and programming skills. The course is taught by world leading researchers who develop and regularly revise our wide range of final year options which extends from theoretical physics and fluid mechanics to financial mathematical modelling and pure mathematics. This degree equips you with high-level skills which employers value. This gives you excellent career prospects as well as the possibility to progress to a research degree.

We are very proud of the support we offer and we place an emphasis on developing your oral and written professional communications skills. This greatly enhances your employability. Our optional placement year is a great way to gain commercial experience and opens doors into good jobs.


Our degrees feature a variety of final year project modules. Recent project topics include: 
  • Vigenere Ciphers and Perfect Secrecy 
  • Flow of Newtonian Fluids
  • Finance and the Black-Scholes Equation
  • Tornados and Atmospheric Vorticity
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography with the Basis of the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
  • Symmetry Groups and the Quark Model
  • Fractals and the Chaos Game
  • Analytical and Numerical Solutions of European and Asian Options
  • The Banach-Tarski Paradox


During this degree we use a variety of assessment methods depending upon the material being taught. This includes both individual and group coursework, in-class tests, computer practicals, projects and reports (including, for example, a first year essay on the social and ethical implications of the mathematics underlying cryptography). Some first year coursework is also designed to get you talking with other students in the course about mathematics.