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G103 - Mathematics

Mathematics

MMath Honours

  • UCAS code: G103
  • Full time
  • 4 years
  • Next start date: September 2020
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Our professionally accredited four-year Mathematics MMath Honours degree covers pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics and includes an integrated year of master's-level study.

Fees (per year)

  • UK/EU: £9250
  • International: £18600

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAA-A*AB
  • IB: 36 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity Professional accreditation

Course overview

We focus on three core areas – pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics – and you have the flexibility to tailor the combination of these to suit your interests.

On this degree, you will select mostly mathematics modules in the later stages. These include:

  • introduction to vector calculus
  • methods for solving differential equations
  • algebra and linear algebra

In Stage 4 you explore more advanced topics in detail, drawing on the research expertise of our staff.

You also complete a substantial research project on a topic that interests you.

BSc or MMath?

We offer our degrees at two levels:

  • three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees
  • four-year Master of Mathematics (MMath) or Master of Mathematics and Statistics (MMathStat) degrees

Our four-year degrees are more in-depth and include:

  • advanced topics and a wider choice of modules
  • a specialist study, tailored to your own interests, that develops your skills in research and communication
  • more technical skills, for those who wish to enhance their employability or proceed to postgraduate study

Transfer between the two levels is possible up until the middle of Stage 3.

To qualify for Stages 3 and 4 of the MMath/MMathStat degree, you must normally have obtained at least an upper-second-class average mark in Stages 2 and 3.

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COVID-19
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

See our terms and conditions for more information

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Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.

Facilities

Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.

Assessment

In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.

Additional information

Flexible degree structure

All of our mathematics and statistics degrees follow a common core set of modules for the first two years, this means transfer between degree specialisms is possible. 

There is also flexibility (mainly at Stage 1) to choose topics from other areas of the University, for example:

  • accounting
  • music
  • a foreign language
  • another science

Quality and ranking

  • 11th in the UK for research – Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • 91% overall student satisfaction score – National Student Survey 2019 

Professional accreditation

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

You'll take a set of core modules. These equip you with the key skills and knowledge that all mathematicians and statisticians need and the main areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, algebra, probability and statistics.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Calculus 20
Introductory Algebra 20
Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations 20
Introduction to Probability & R 20
Logic, Sets and Counting 10
Number Systems 10
Problem Solving with Python 10
Dynamics 10

You'll take a common set of core modules. These equip you with the key skills and knowledge that all mathematicians and statisticians need and the main areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, algebra, probability and statistics.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Complex Analysis & Algebra 20
Linear Algebra & Coding Theory 20
Vector Calculus & Differential Equations, Transforms & Waves 20
Python and Fluid Dynamics 20
Statistical Inference & Stochastic Modelling 20
Probability & Bayesian Methods with R 20

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll be taught through:

  • lectures
  • problem classes
  • tutorials and drop-in sessions
  • practical computer classes and computer-based assessments
  • data collection and analysis

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assignments – written or fieldwork

  • Examinations – practical or online

Skills and experience

Business skills

Throughout your degree, you'll develop a whole range of transferable skills, for example analytical, report writing and presentation skills.

You'll have the opportunity to take part in optional industrial and business projects and placements. These opportunities are very flexible. They are arranged throughout the academic year, during the summer period or through students taking a break from academic studies.

Projects with industry prepare you well for a career both outside and within academia, learning vital new skills and gaining new experiences.

Research skills

In Stage 4 you'll work on an extended research project, developing and enhancing your research skills.

Chat to a student

We have a range of different sessions from lectures and problems classes to group meetings and computer labs, this stops uni work getting monotonous and boring.

Andrew, Mathematics student

Opportunities

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.

If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year. 

Find out more about study abroad

Work placement

Get career-ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can choose to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 3 and 4.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Work placement is not available if you're spending a year abroad. Placements are subject to availability.

Find out more about work placements

Facilities and environment

Facilities

You'll join the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics based in the Herschel Building.

A state-of-the-art learning environment will support your studies and you'll have access to extensive IT facilities for teaching and self-study, including:

  • computer-based exercises with instant review of model solutions
  • problem-solving video tutorials
  • recording system for video capture of lectures, which you can download and watch again to help with your revision

We also have a dedicated mathematics and statistics library and reading room.

The Herschel Building in Newcastle's city-centre campus

Support

You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues. There is a transition officer specifically to help your transition from school/college to university life.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have when starting university.

You'll also benefit from our:

  • activities and events run by our student-run society, MathSoc
  • homework classes to help with assignments

Your future

Join a network of successful graduates

88% of our Mathematics BSc Honours graduates were employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating, with an average salary of £21,150*.

Recent graduates have secured roles such as:

  • information analyst
  • programmer
  • actuarial analyst
  • auditor

*Destinations of (undergraduate, UK and EU) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

Careers for mathematicians and statisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians have always been highly valued by employers for their analytical and problem-solving skills, and their ability to think logically and quantitatively.

You'll also develop key skills which are essential for the employment market such as communication, teamwork, planning, and organisation.

There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics is usually required, for example, teaching mathematics, statistical work, actuarial work, some research and development, and some areas of computing.

Mathematics graduates are also strong candidates in areas such as:

  • management consultancy
  • finance
  • accountancy
  • information technology
  • logistics
  • transportation

Industry too is always looking out for specialists with an interest in the applications of mathematics to engineering.

A degree in mathematics and statistics can also lead on to further study including PhD, MSc and PGCE courses.

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Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

This degree is approved by DTUS, a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme for students who wish to join the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF, or Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) as technical officers after graduation. 

Find out more about the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level

AAA-A*AB

International Baccalaureate

36 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

PARTNERS

Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

UK Students

£9250

International Students

£18600

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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How to apply

Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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