University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

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University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

University of Hertfordshire Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

This course shows you the full range of modern mathematics, from basic knowledge to advanced mathematical and statistical skills, and provides an understanding of their application to the formulation and solution of real-world problems.

What you will learn

You will learn a vital practical skill with deep insight which holds the key to advances in virtually all areas of our daily lives – from financial to computing to design, logistics to medicine, and travel to weather forecasting.   If you are looking for a career that involves shaping technological or scientific progress then mathematics is an ideal degree programme for you.

First Year:  You will study Mathematical Techniques 1, Linear Algebra, Applications of Computing, Basic Statistics, Applications of Mathematics, Numbers and Sets, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.

Second Year:  You will study a set of compulsory modules, which include Differential Equations, Mathematical Techniques 2, and Programming or Professional Teaching Skills, Graduate Skills, and Real Analysis.  You will also study some modules of your choice which may include algebra, numerical methods, Financial Markets and Portfolio Theory, Statistical Modelling, Number Theory, and Dynamics.

Third Year:  You have the option to take a placement year, in which you can undertake well-paid, supervised training in a relevant professional, industrial or commercial environment.  Study abroad opportunities are available in Europe, Australia, and the USA.  In some cases, you may be able to combine a shorter placement with some study abroad.

Final Year (3rd or 4th):  You will study a set of compulsory modules, which include Complex Analysis and Investigations in Mathematics.  Optional modules include Nonlinear Systems, Linear Optimisation, Waves and Fluids, Linear Modelling, Multivariate Statistics, Further Algebra, Space Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations, Dynamics and Geometry, Nonlinear Optimisation, Combinatorics and (from 2017-18) Further Numerical Methods.

Why choose this course?

Our Mathematics degree is a highly flexible course that allows you to specialise in whichever area of Mathematics interests you the most. We have particular teaching specialisms in various areas of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra, statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics. All students study a common first year of the Mathematics degree, but in Years 2 and 3 there are a range of different options available for you to specialise in applied mathematics, financial mathematics, or pure mathematics.