What will I learn?

The three-year BSc Mathematics course gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of mathematics topics, with a particularly large choice of modules in your final year. It will prepare you for many graduate jobs as well as for further study including the PGCE and many MSc courses in mathematics or related subjects.Our degree covers pure, applied, statistics and probability. You will cover the background to all areas in the first year, while in the second year you can begin to specialise if you want, allowing you to choose to fully specialise in one area, or to choose a broader range of modules in the third year. In your final year, you will develop your research and communication skills in the module Project III.Specific module availability may change slightly but currently the structure is as follows.**Year 1**The first year consists of 100 compulsory Mathematics credits:- Analysis (20)- Linear Algebra (20)- Calculus (20)- Programming (10)- Dynamics (10)- Probability (10)- Statistics (10)Together with a further 20 credits which can be chosen from:- Discrete Mathematics (20)- Any other available Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences modules (subject to prerequisites and timetabling).In the Mathematics modules, topics that may be familiar from A level (or equivalent) are expanded and developed to help you adjust to university life, providing a sound foundation for your Mathematics degree and enabling you to make informed choices when picking modules from second year onwards.**Year 2**In the second year you will choose six Maths modules.You will take two compulsory modules:- Complex Analysis- Analysis in Many VariablesTogether with modules from a range which includes:- Numerical Analysis- Statistical Concepts- Mathematical Physics- Algebra- A combination of two shorter courses on a wide range of mathematical topics – Elementary Number Theory, Probability, Mathematical Modelling, Geometric Topology, Monte Carlo, Actuarial Mathematics, and Special Relativity and Electromagnetism.At this stage you can begin to specialise in areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and probability although you can also maintain a wide range of options for the third year.**Year 3**In the third year you take Project III and also choose four taught modules from a wide choice of around 20 modules covering a variety of topics in areas such as algebra, geometry, topology, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, statistics and probability, together with options including Mathematical Finance and Mathematical Biology. Many of these topics are closely linked to and informed by current research. The Mathematics Teaching module involves studying issues related to school mathematics education, observing lessons in a secondary school, and also includes a project.Project III is a more in-depth double module. The projects give you the opportunity to investigate a mathematical topic of interest, and you will produce a written report and give a short presentation. This develops your research and communication skills which are important for future employment or postgraduate studies.**Placement Year**You may be able to take a work placement. Find out more: https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/studyoptions/

Which department am I in?

Mathematical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,400.00 (23,97,241) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Josephine Butler College

Durham City,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,400.00 (23,97,241) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University College

The Castle,

Durham,

DH1 3RW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:(Mathematics at grade A* or Physics at grade A*).General information on subjects/grades required for entry:The A* may alternatively be in Further Mathematics, if taken.Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Both Mathematics and Physics are required one of which must be A*. Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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