Mathematics BSc (Hons)


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Mathematics is the language of quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change. If you are fascinated by these concepts and you are interested in developing your mathematical talents and learning how to apply mathematics and statistics to real life problems, then this degree programme will give you an enjoyable route to becoming a mathematics graduate. It focuses on showing you how to apply a range of mathematical and statistical tools in order to get results, which you will be able to use day-to-day in employment: not merely solving problems set for you, but learning to articulate how you have come to your conclusion.  Our degree also includes the use of modern software and training on how to present your work professionally.

NSS image94% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey

Our approach works well with our students and employers, and we have a legacy of success in the National Student Survey: scoring 94% student satisfaction in 2015, as well as 93%, 100%, 93%, 97% and 98% in the years before that!

By the end of the course, you will have developed a range of advanced mathematical and statistical skills that employers appreciate and be ready to enter the workplace and contribute very quickly. The course is taught in small groups where appropriate, which ensures active participation and individual attention, which means that you have the best chance of fulfilling your potential. You can choose to go out into industry 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. Previous students have secured placements at Lloyds Bank plc, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble and Nissan.

The University's strong research culture feeds into the programme, together with direct feedback from employers about the skills that they want our graduates to develop. These combine to ensure that you gain the most relevant up-to-date knowledge and skills on which to build your career. In your final year, you can specialise in areas such as financial mathematics, cryptography, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics or medical statistics and will dig even deeper with a specialist project lasting the full year. Recent specialist projects have investigated the volatility of shares, ocean modelling, kidney transplant survival data, Bayesian modelling of Premier League results, etc.


Facilities InformationWhether you are modelling mathematical problems or developing information systems that will help an organisation manage their staff, our range of specialist and general use facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to analyse, test, model and build solutions to solve complex real-world problems.


Discovermore _buttonThe department of Mathematics and Information Sciences has produced excellent research in Mathematics and Statistics with 62% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA10). We also have excellent impact in Information Sciences with 90% of our research impact judged to show very considerable reach and significance (REF2014, UoA36B).

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

Mathematics BSc (Hons)

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