3-year full-time; 4-year thick sandwich
About the course
Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is constantly developing. Yes – it is a discipline in its own right. But it is also the thinking behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities.
Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today. As a mathematics student you will develop an outlook and high level study skills that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation.
Two-thirds of this course consists of the compulsory parts of our wide-ranging Maths course and covers several application areas – finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems) and numerical analysis. The remaining third covers the workings of financial markets, and corporate investment and finance.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Master's degrees.
Maths students at Brunel work with staff who are internationally recognised for their state-of-the-art subject knowledge.
Because Maths has links with many other subject areas, we offer an excitingly wide choice of courses, each with a different emphasis. These include modules in pure and applied mathematics, operational research, computer science, finance, information technology and management studies. This structure means that most individual subject modules are not unique to any particular degree.
We are also very active at postgraduate level offering Mathematics MSc courses and research opportunities in many areas. External grants and contracts with industry and government establishments support much of our research – keeping us right at the ‘cutting edge’ and actively in contact with modern uses of mathematics. The result is that our undergraduate courses are truly up-to-date. For example, you may undertake your major final year project in one of our research areas
If you are a committed Maths student interested in a career in the fast moving world of finance or commerce, this course is for you. You will acquire the skills needed to develop mathematical and statistical knowledge, as well as a good awareness of financial institutions, markets and their workings.