Mathematical Sciences

This course offers modules in all key areas of mathematics, statistics and theoretical physics, including a wide choice of final year options. This allows you to follow your interests and shape your future career.

You will acquire skills which are highly sought after by employers: problem solving skills, knowledge of computing languages and mathematical software packages as well as presentation and communication skills. 

Overview

Exploring the beauty of mathematics trains you to think systematically and creatively, so you're valuable in today’s economy. Choose the direction you want on our highly flexible course, culminating in a final-year project of your choice. Employers want graduates with work experience, so when you arrive here, ask about our placements programme. Science, engineering, finance, government and medicine – as a mathematics graduate you stand to enter a rewarding career in a sector that interests you.
 

Student testimonials
Name
Megan Summers
Testimonial
The mathematics studied at Plymouth covers a wide range of topics from computer programming to statistical modelling. The course so far has been challenging, enjoyable and interesting. The range of teaching techniques used, such as lectures, tutorials and computer lab sessions, keeps the course interesting and interactive. The lecturers and staff provide great support if you need further help inside and outside of the timetabled sessions. As one of my final year modules, I have chosen to do a summer placement. This has allowed me to apply the maths I have learnt to real life at the same time as improving my employability skills.
Paid course type
Overview

Exploring the beauty of mathematics trains you to think systematically and creatively, so you're valuable in today’s economy. Choose the direction you want on our highly flexible course, culminating in a final-year project of your choice. Employers want graduates with work experience, so when you arrive here, ask about our placements programme. Science, engineering, finance, government and medicine – as a mathematics graduate you stand to enter a rewarding career in a sector that interests you.
 

Course details

In Year 1 you'll acquire a solid foundation through mastering calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods and programming, plus probability and statistical inference. In Year 2 you'll expand your knowledge with topics including vector calculus, real and complex analysis, as well as differential equations. Next, you'll have the chance to undertake an optional, paid placement year, providing valuable professional experience. The final year focuses on individual and group project modules offering a chance for you to study a topic of your choice in depth.  
 

Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to apply for a Mathematics programme can do so at two entry points, from 32-48 UCAS points for our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year programme right through to 112-128 UCAS points for our BSc programmes. There is a mathematics programme to suit everyone. To find the right programme and for more information visit: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/school-of-engineering-computing-and-mathematics/mathematical-sciences 
 

Career outcomes

Our graduates find a wide range of interesting jobs or progress to postgraduate study, often winning funded places on highly contested MSc courses. Recent employers include Ernst & Young, KPMG, PWC, GCHQ, Lloyds Banking Group, the Met Office, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, and Siemens.  
 

Qualification
BSc
Study mode
Study level
Attendance
Start Dates
City
Plymouth
THE Country
THE Institution
Institution Address
University of Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon PL4 8AA
United Kingdom
Institution Phone Number
+44 1752 600600
Institution Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
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