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Why study this course
This course provides an introduction to a wide range of mathematical topics. A central theme is the application of mathematical methods to abstract and real-world problems.
More about this course
Students have the opportunity to seek a one-year placement in industry after the second year. Our dedicated team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure placement employment across a range of industries. Past experience has shown that placement students not only developed technical skills and business knowledge but also returned to university with more maturity, motivation and a much better understanding of key concepts, having applied them in placements. Additionally, placement students frequently receive sponsorships and future graduate employment from their employers.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those who are interested in the application of abstract and logical mathematical methods to a wide variety of problems. By studying this course you will gain the mathematical skills necessary for a wide variety of careers in the The Civil Service, government agencies, research establishments, large corporations, public utilities and financial companies.
Students concentrate on developing basic mathematical skills, which build the foundation of any specialisation chosen in year two and three. All students take the following core modules: Algebra; Functions, vectors and calculus; Introduction to probability theory; Number theory and cryptography; Introduction to modelling and Programming and computational mathematics. Students continue to develop their mathematical skills in year two by taking advanced mathematical core modules and are given the opportunity to choose one module from a pool of elective modules. All students take the following core modules: Complex variable; Linear algebra and group theory; Vector calculus and Real analysis. Students also choose one of the following elective modules: Decision analysis; Dynamical systems; Applied mathematics; Numerical mathematics and Applications of probability and statistics. In year three, students take two core modules and specialise according to their own mathematical interests. Students choose five elective modules from a diverse pool of options, which allows them to gain advanced knowledge in areas such as modern applications of mathematics, modelling and applied mathematics, discrete mathematics and application and statistical processes and applications. Additionally, all students take part in a group project and undertake their own mathematical research, closely supervised by an academic member of the department. All students take the following core modules: Mathematical methods; Research group project.
Students also choose four of the following elective modules: Discrete mathematics; Dynamical systems; Mathematical processes for finance; Mathematical biology; Fluid dynamics; Operational research; Stochastic models and Probability and statistics II.
Skills and experience gained
This course provides students with an understanding of pure and applied aspects of mathematics. Our students will acquire valuable transferable skills such as logical reasoning, numerical and abstract thinking, modelling and problem solving.
After the course
City graduates are equipped with a variety of mathematical skills and will find a wide range of careers open to them. The ability to think logically and abstractly, to solve problems and to model real-world phenomena are sought after by employers. Given City's location many recent graduates have been employed by large firms in the financial or industrial sector, while others have gone into education, Civil Service and research.
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