MMath (Hons) Mathematics

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  • UCAS code(s): G110 (full time) / G111 (with placement)
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Location: Clifton campus
  • Starting: September 2017
  • Course duration: Four years full-time, five years with a placement

If you have a passion for mathematics and would like to explore this subject in-depth, then you should consider this course. You’ll benefit from undergraduate master’s level content that will equip you with analytical problem-solving skills and other transferable skills that are valued by a wide range of industries.

Throughout your course you’ll study in an informal, supportive environment, and you’ll work closely with the School’s Mathematics-related research groups, Applied Mathematics, and Statistical Modelling. And you’ll be pleased to know that our courses have consistently scored highly in the National Student Survey.

All of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, which is our guarantee that this course is current and relevant to the needs of business. Our close links with industry means that, if you wish, you’ll have the opportunity to take up job placements with some of the world’s leading companies. Plus, you’ll acquire specialist skills and knowledge to prepare you for further study and research if that is where your interest lies.

Research scholarships

Every year we offer a small number of Mathematics Undergraduate Research Scholarships (MURS), giving successful applicants funding for a 6-8 week placement in one of our research teams. This is a great opportunity for you to further your research interests and contribute to the academic activities of the mathematics department.

More student opportunities

Our students have recently formed a Mathematics Society, and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in regular events hosted on campus by the local branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

What you'll study

What will I study?

This course gives you the option to tailor part of your learning towards your own personal interests and preferences with selected modules from pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

Year One

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Vector Algebra and Calculus
  • Foundations and Investigations in Mathematics

Year Two

  • Differential Equations and Transform Methods
  • Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Problem-solving

Year Three

Core modules

  • Differential and Integral Equations
  • Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Research Methodology and Ethics

Optional modulesChoose one module from:

  • Statistical Modelling
  • Linear Systems.

Plus choose one module from:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • Topics in Pure Mathematics.

Year Four

  • MMath Research Project

Plus, choose three modules from:

  • Coding Theory and Cryptography
  • Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Mathematical Recipes
  • Topics in Mathematical Biology.

There are approximately 120 places available across our Mathematics cluster of courses. Should your aspirations change during the course, you can opt to graduate after just three years with a BSc (Hons) degree. Our other courses include:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Mathematics.

How will I be assessed?

We want you to graduate with a range of transferable skills, so all of the mathematics modules have two or three assessment components that help you to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of ways. As well as traditional exams and in-class tests, you’ll complete assignments and group projects, and give presentations. In your final year, you’ll also complete your final project with the support of your personal tutor.

Who will teach me?

  • Dr David Chappell (FHEA) is an applied mathematician, with interests in fluid and wave problems arising in engineering and industry.
  • Professor Nadia Chuzhanova uses mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to uncover the architectural flaws in the human genome that lead to genomic disorders.
  • Dr Jonathan Crofts (FHEA) has research interests in the areas of network science and dynamical systems, and in particular their applications to biology.
  • Dr Tim Hetherington (FHEA) is interested in graph theory, and acts as the University Coordinator for the British Combinatorial Committee.
  • Dr Martin Nelson is an applied mathematician, whose work has applications including the modelling of gastrointestinal cancer and carbon capture and storage.
  • Dr Golnaz Shahtahmassebi (FHEA) specialises in the effective analysis and visualisation of data (with application to life sciences including medicine, sport, and physics) using statistical, mathematical, and computational techniques.
  • Dr Colin Wilmott is interested in open quantum systems and the physics of information. Colin is a former recipient of three European research fellowships.

Meet the rest of the team

Visit our academic team pages to find out more about our approach to teaching, our partners and research interests.

  • Year One

    • Mathematical Methods
    • Introduction to Numerical Methods
    • Data Analysis
    • Introduction to Algebra
    • Vector Algebra and Calculus
    • Foundations and Investigations in Mathematics
  • Year Two

    • Differential Equations and Transform Methods
    • Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
    • Probability and Statistical Inference
    • Linear Algebra and its Applications
    • Advanced Calculus
    • Problem-solving
  • Year Three

    Core modules

    • Differential and Integral Equations
    • Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems
    • Stochastic Processes
    • Research Methodology and Ethics

    Optional modulesChoose one module from:

    • Statistical Modelling
    • Linear Systems.

    Plus choose one module from:

    • Applied Statistics
    • Topics in Applied Mathematics
    • Topics in Pure Mathematics.
  • Final year

    • MMath Research Project

    Plus, choose three modules from:

    • Coding Theory and Cryptography
    • Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
    • Mathematical Recipes
    • Topics in Mathematical Biology.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

We want you to graduate with a range of transferable skills, so all of the mathematics modules have two or three assessment components that help you to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of ways. As well as traditional exams and in-class tests, you’ll complete assignments and group projects, and give presentations. In your final year, you’ll also complete your final project with the support of your personal tutor.

Careers and employability

There’s a growing need for skilled mathematicians in all areas of industry. Skills such as numeracy and reasoning, together with the analytical approach to problem-solving that you’ll acquire, are highly sought after by employers.

If you have ambitions to progress into a professional scientific career in industry or academia, then this course is for you.

After Year Two, you have the opportunity to undertake a one-year work placement in industry, including overseas options. This will give you the chance to gain vital experience and put your knowledge into practice.

Recent Mathematics students have secured placements in the following roles and companies:

You’ll be actively encouraged and supported by our dedicated placement team who’ll help you find and apply for positions that are right for you.  They’ll also provide support while you’re in your place or work, whether that’s home or abroad.

You’ll be assessed throughout the year and at the end of your placement you’ll write a reflective report and diary. On completion of a successful placement, you’ll be eligible to receive an additional award - the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?
  • A-levels - ABB, including Maths grade A; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including relevant Maths modules; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade A equivalent in Maths; and
  • GCSEs - English and Maths grade C.

Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.

What are we looking for?
  • A-levels - ABB, including Maths grade A; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including relevant Maths modules; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade A equivalent in Maths; and
  • GCSEs - English and Maths grade C.

Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you are an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course, you can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

How to apply

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Good luck with your application!

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for all full-time undergraduate degree courses in 2017/18 are £9,250.

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at university. The level of the tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your course may rise in line with inflation or fee cap changes permitted by the Government.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

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Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

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