4-year full-time; 5-year thick-sandwich
About the course
Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today – offering exciting job opportunities for skilled graduates.
The MMath programme offers a highly integrated, logical progression from BSc to Master’s level. Study for a further year (at Level 4) and bring your BSc degree to Master’s standard.
On this course you will study many aspects of pure and applied mathematics, together with general concepts of mathematical modelling. When it comes to the application of mathematics, we cover finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems), numerical analysis (the approximate solution of very hard problems) and mechanics.
At Levels 3 and 4, due to the large range of optional modules available, you will be able to study in-depth those areas of mathematics that particularly appeal to you. For example, you can choose to concentrate on statistics or financial applications or you can maintain a broad approach to the subject as a whole.
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.
This course aims will equip you with a deep understanding and versatility in applying mathematical knowledge to scientific, technological, business and other areas – preparing you for the many jobs that need these skills.
We aim to help you develop an outlook and high level study skills that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation – and encourage the joy of studying maths that may have attracted you to apply for a degree in the first place.
The core maths programme is a broad-based course which means the focus is not on a single area of applications such as finance, management or computer studies. Instead, it aims to develop skills that you can use in a wide range of areas.
Our maths department has developed outstanding links with business and you can take an optional placement year with a leading UK company. Brunel maths students also enjoy an excellent record of employment after graduating. Read more in 'Special Features'.
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