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Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: UK and EU - 15 Jan; International Students - 30 June

Program description


A mathematics degree offers you intellectual challenges and provides the skills in demand for a wide range of careers.

Perhaps you've always been a keen mathematician? Maybe you’re excited by solving problems and puzzles? Or you might want to use your maths skills to expand knowledge in areas as diverse as space travel, software development and complex medicine?

Whatever your reason for considering a maths degree, you’ve made a great decision. You will gain knowledge and skills that will prepare you for the workplace, and not only in jobs which use maths directly. Many employers value a mathematics qualification; your numerical, logical thinking and problem-solving skills enable you to tackle a variety of roles.

To cover the range of topics that mathematics embraces, we've made our courses flexible. Keep your degree broad with a BSc or MMath in Mathematics, or specialise in an area of your choice, from financial mathematics to statistics and operational research.

Distinctive features

Flexible degree schemes - In most cases, you're free to switch between degrees at the end of year one if your interests change. You will also have the opportunity to complete a Professional Placement Year or a Year Abroad between years two and three. You don’t need to commit to either of these options until the start of the second year, so there’s plenty of time to decide.*

Support services - Your personal tutor is there to offer advice, in confidence, on both academic and non-academic matters. You will also have access to weekly tutorials, supervised computer laboratories and daily drop-in sessions for one-to-one support.

Summer placement opportunities - During the summer months, you will have the opportunity to complete paid work as a mathematician or statistician where you can gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills. Our dedicated placements team can help you find a summer placement and provide support during your time there.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Typical A level offer

AAB-ABB including Grade A in Mathematics. Please note that General Studies is not accepted for entry.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • Elementary Differential Equations
  • Geometry
  • Foundations of Mathematics I
  • Foundations of Mathematics II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Introduction to Probability Theory
  • Computing for Mathematics
  • Fundamental skills for University and Beyond
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Finance I: Financial Markets and Corporate Financial Management
  • Complex Analysis
  • Series and Transforms
  • Real Analysis
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Multivariable and Vector Calculus
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Operational Research
  • Introduction to Number Theory I
  • Groups
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Foundations of Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematical Investigations with Python
  • Finance II: Investment Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Project
  • Project (Half)
  • Complex Function Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Introduction to Functional and Fourier Analysis
  • Coding Theory
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Introduction to Number Theory 2
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Rings and Fields
  • Theoretical and Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Regression Analysis and Experimental Design
  • Stochastic Processes for Finance and Insurance
  • Algorithms and Heuristics
  • Optimisation
  • Game Theory
  • Stochastic OR Models
  • Mathematical Methods for Data Mining
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Cyflwyniad i addysgu Mathemateg mewn ysgol uwchradd
  • Introduction to Secondary School Mathematics Teaching

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for UK and EU students is £9,000

Tuition Fees for students from outside the EU is £21,950


What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and important employability skills. You will:

  • Develop your communication skills and ability to communicate mathematics in written and oral form
  • Develop good self-management and organisational skills
  • Enhance your computing, IT, information retrieval and handling skills
  • Develop your ability to apply logical and analytic thinking to problems in other disciplines
  • Demonstrate group working, time management and presentational skills
  • Show a commitment to lifelong learning through engaging in a process of personal development planning

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

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