Our mathematics degrees have a flexible structure. You have the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad or undertaking an industrial placement and some of our courses give you option of studying for an integrated Masters degree.
BSc or MMath, BSc?
We offer BSc and MMath, BSc options for our Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics courses. An MMath, BSc is a four-year Integrated Masters degree that extends your studies to Masters level.
It is possible to switch between the BSc and MMath, BSc versions of a course during the first two years of your degree.
Benefits of an Integrated Masters
There are many benefits if you opt to study for an Integrated Masters degree:
- Greater breadth and depth of study: you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of project work and study topics to a deeper level
- Career options: you’ll develop a good basis for a PhD or a career that utilises advanced mathematical techniques
Switching between courses
We allow you to switch between some of our courses during your degree. You can switch between the BSc or MMath versions of a course up until the end of your second year, provided you are meeting the required academic standards. You can also switch between our Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics degrees up until the end of your first year.
Industrial placement years
All of our courses allow you to undertake a placement year as part of your degree. An industrial placement extends the length of your degree by a year. This means the length of a BSc degree increases to 4 years, while the length of an MMath degree increases to 5 years. You have until the beginning of your second year to decide whether or not you would like to undertake a year in industry.
All of our degrees give you the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad. On our BSc degrees, your year abroad extends the length of your degree to 4 years. On our MMath degrees, your study abroad year is an integrated year of your degree, meaning the length of your programme remains at 4 years. You have up until the beginning of your second year to decide whether or not you would like to spend a year abroad.
Many of our courses allow you to study discovery modules. Discovery modules give you the opportunity to broaden your studies beyond your core discipline and pursue your personal interests. Discovery modules are organised into ten themes, representing the breadth of the University’s teaching from arts to sciences. If you prefer, the credits available to you for discovery modules can be taken as additional optional modules from your course.