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Mathematics BSc (Hons)

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3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Engineering and Environment
Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

If you're interested in developing your mathematical talents and learning how to apply maths and statistics to real life problems, then this programme will give you an enjoyable route to becoming a mathematics graduate. It focuses on showing you how to apply a range of maths tools and get results, which you will be able to use day-to-day in employment. This seems to work well with our students as we recently scored 100% student satisfaction in the Guardian’s University Guide 2011!

By the end of the course, you'll have developed a range of skills that employers appreciate and so, be ready to enter the workplace and contribute very quickly. You can choose to go on placement in your third year for a full 48-week placement and earn money in a real job while receiving the full support of the University throughout the year. In your final year, you can specialise in areas such as cryptography, medical statistics or fluid dynamics and can dig even deeper with a project lasting the full year. The course is taught in small groups where appropriate, which ensures active participation and individual attention and means that you have the best chance of fulfilling your potential. You will also benefit from the enhanced facilities, including 24-hour open access to our computing facilities and library and wireless access throughout the campus. 


The programme is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions. In all three years you will work in groups on real-world Mathematical Modelling problems. Independent learning skills are a critical aspect of this degree, and will enable you with the ability to develop new skills throughout your career.   

Throughout the programme your ownership of your own learning increases. In your final year you will have the opportunity to work on a dissertation in a key area of interest.



You will usually be assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include working in groups, PowerPoint presentations and writing reports to enhance your graduate skills so valued by employers. 

Assessments are carefully designed to ensure all students have gained a thorough understanding of their areas of study. You'll be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. Your coursework can include working in groups, delivering PowerPoint presentations and writing reports which will enhance your skills for future employment.


Successful students can apply for graduate status of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. 


Mathematics graduates are highly sought after in the financial sector and public sector, as well as in commerce, industry and teaching – recent graduates are working with high-profile international organisations including BAE Systems, Barclaycard, GlaxoSmithKline and Nissan.

An annual Employer's Fair takes place in the autumn term for students from all Engineering and Environment disciplines, providing the opportunity to meet a wide range of employers and explore placement and graduate employment opportunities. This is an invaluable networking opportunity and consistently receives excellent feedback from both students and employers who are impressed with the students they meet.


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