BSc Mathematics / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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When I first visited the Alan Turing Building I was impressed with the modern, airy building and all the staff I spoke to were friendly and helpful.
My other favourite thing is the pastoral care and support on offer. Even though the Department is very large, everyone is treated like an individual.Erin Hales / BSc Mathematics
Multiply your chances of a rewarding career with mathematics at its base by undertaking an undergraduate degree at Manchester. We offer a highly flexible degree programme, ensuring you obtain a strong all-round mathematical knowledge while at the same time encouraging you to focus on the areas that appeal most.
You will cover core materials in the first three semesters, up to the midpoint of your second year, developing your capacity to learn and apply mathematical ideas. You will understand the significance and power of mathematics, and will acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the mathematical topics that any employer would expect of a maths graduate.
After your first three semesters, you can choose the areas that interest you most and, from second year onwards, you can even select options from other subject areas. In your final year, you can opt to take on a staff-supervised mathematical project.
Mathematics has a rich history at Manchester - our £40 million purpose-built Alan Turing Building, the home of mathematics at Manchester, is named after just one of our famous names - and you could be part of its bright future.
- You will develop a firm all-round mathematical knowledge, and have the opportunity to experience more specialised results, methods and ideas.
- We offer a choice of courses from other disciplines and from a wide variety of mathematics options, allowing you to graduate with finely-honed skills in your chosen areas.
- You can pursue whichever areas of mathematics interest you most; after your first three semesters you can choose your lecture courses from a widening range of options.
Options and flexibility
Our highly flexible single-honours degree programme offers you the widest choice of options - ideal if you are mathematically gifted and wish to keep your options open. You can choose courses from other disciplines and from a range of maths options.
Close community and small-group teaching
Working in the Alan Turing Building fosters a real sense of community, as does our focus on small-group teaching - especially in first year. The Department of Mathematics is also home to a number of student societies, including MathSoc and the Actuarial Society , where you can meet fellow like-minded students.
Strong links with employers
You can benefit from our excellent links with a range of employers, forged through various careers fairs.
Work-based placement opportunities
You will have the opportunity to spend a year on a work-based placement, where you can gain invaluable work experience, learn more about the workplace and, ultimately, make informed career choices after graduation.
Teaching and learning
Coursework and assessment
Most course units have some continual assessment (which may be, for instance, a combination of homework and in-class tests), which is put together with the result of an end-of-semester examination to provide the final mark. Some course units (such as a project) are assessed entirely by your submitted work during the semester. The class of your degree is normally based on only your last two years' work.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Foundations of Pure Mathematics A||MATH10101||20||Mandatory|
|Calculus and Vectors A||MATH10121||20||Mandatory|
|Linear Algebra A||MATH10202||20||Mandatory|
|Calculus and Applications A||MATH10222||20||Mandatory|
|Sequences and Series||MATH10242||10||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Statistics||MATH10282||10||Mandatory|
Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Managing My Future||MATH20041||0||Mandatory|
|Real Analysis A||MATH20101||10||Mandatory|
|Algebraic Structures 1||MATH20201||10||Mandatory|
|Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus A||MATH20401||20||Mandatory|
|Programming with Python||MATH20621||10||Mandatory|
|Y2 Group Project||MATH20062||10||Optional|
|Calculus of Several Variables||MATH20132||10||Optional|
|Algebraic Structures 2||MATH20212||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Project (Semester One)||MATH30011||10||Optional|
|Project (Semester 2)||MATH30022||10||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
The Department of Mathematics offers scholarships for academically excellent students from the UK and around the world; contact the School for more details.
What our students say
The Department of Mathematics is based in the purpose-built Alan Turing Building , set at the heart of campus. Developed with input from staff and students alike, the impressive £40 million building has been designed to provide the perfect teaching and learning environment.
You will benefit from extensive facilities for computing and study, relaxation and refreshment - all in an attractive, light and comfortable setting. Our computer clusters offer the powerful mathematical and statistical software you would expect from a leading university, including Matlab and Mathematica.