## Why this course?

The MMath is more challenging than the Honours degree. The aim of this course is to give you the training and skills you’ll need for a career in Mathematics. Our graduates go on to work in research and development, telecommunications and consultancy.

Our course shows how mathematics is applied to solve practical problems, meaning you’ll learn the skills that employers need. Statistics is the area of mathematics you’ll use to explore and try to explain the uncertain world in which we live.

Our flexible degree allows you to transfer between courses with the opportunity to study abroad.

### What you’ll study

The MMath Mathematics is a five-year programme. Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes, which relate to different areas of mathematics, and/or elective classes from other subject areas in the University. Years 1 to 4 of the MMath and BSc (Honours) degrees follow the same curriculum. It’s possible to transfer between the MMath course and BSc Honours course at all stages, subject to satisfactory performance.

#### Years 1, 2 & 3

In addition to core mathematical methods, you’ll study applied analysis, mechanics, numerical analysis and statistics. You also choose elective classes.

In later years, you’ll choose from range of Mathematics and Statistics classes from one or more specialist areas.

#### Years 4 & 5

You’ll undertake a project and choose from classes in topics such as Dynamical Systems and Chaos Theory, the Mathematics of Finance and Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine.

### Mathematics & Statistics

If you undertake a statistical project and take half of your third and fourth-year classes in Statistics you can graduate with the degree title of MMath in Mathematics & Statistics.

### High Flyer Programme

Well-qualified applicants with appropriate A Levels and Advanced Highers will be admitted to the Faculty of Science prestigious 'High Flyer' Programme, which allows students to complete an Honours degree in three years and an Integrated Masters degree in four. If you are studying the relevant subjects you may receive a dual offer, specifying grades to direct entry to Year 2 as a High Flyer and also standard Year 1 entry.

Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.

### Study abroad

You have the opportunity to spend time studying abroad, normally in the third year of the course. We have links with three universities in Europe for exchanges under the European Union's SOCRATES (ERASMUS) scheme.

You can study at:

- University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
- Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
- Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

### Facilities

You’ll have access to well-equipped, modern laboratories and teaching rooms as well as 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. We have also an undergraduate common room which gives you a modern and flexible area that's used for individual and group study work and is also a relaxing social space.

### Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applicationsfor the purpose of meeting in full the educational requirement for chartered status.