Our three-year Mathematics BSc Honours degree provides a firm foundation in the ideas and techniques of modern mathematics.
All our degrees 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:
You can also choose optional modules linked to the research expertise of our staff and learn about the latest developments in the discipline, such as turbulence, quantum mechanics, and time series and forecasting.
Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 92% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2014.
We also rank 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Studying mathematics and statistics builds on the knowledge you have gained at school/college. Some topics will be familiar and others will be completely new.
All of our mathematics and statistics degrees follow a common core of modules at Stages 1 and 2, to equip you with the key skills and knowledge that all mathematicians and statisticians need.
You study topics such as:
This provides you with a solid foundation on which to build more specialist knowledge later in your degree, as well as making it relatively easy to transfer between degrees within the School.
There is also flexibility at each Stage to choose topics from other areas of the University, for example, accounting, music, a foreign language or another science.
You have the opportunity to gain work experience by spending a year in industry between Stages 2 and 3.
You will have support from the University Careers Service and the School of Mathematics and Statistics to help you find a suitable placement.
A work placement gives you the chance to develop workplace skills and gain commercial awareness that recruiters expect in graduate employees.
Some students who take work placements go on to employment with their host organisation after they graduate.
We offer our degrees at two levels:
Our four-year degrees are more in-depth and include:
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.
On this degree you will join the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, just a two-minute walk from the city centre. Here, you'll enjoy flexibility, research-informed teaching and a state-of-the-art learning environment.
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) for entry to all technical corps.
Find out more on the Armed Forces page on our website.
Most lecturers have good office hours and even if you visit outside the office hours, if they are free they are more than willing to help.
Studying Maths has quite a lot of contact hours with lectures, tutorials and seminars, so you feel like you can achieve lots throughout your degree