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BSc Mathematics for Industry (Single Honour)

Key facts


4 years full-time with 3 years as professional placement year.

UCAS Code: G160.

Typical offer A Level: ABB-AAB.

BTEC National Diploma: DDD (including A Level Maths Grade B).

IB: 32 points (including minimum grade 6 in Maths and Physics at Higher Level).

Specific subject requirements:

A Level: Maths Grade B.

A Level: Physics Grade B.

GCSE: English Grade C.

A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subject may be accepted.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an English language qualification.


Key benefits

  • Development of problem-solving skills, especially in the field of mathematical modelling and optimisation. Emphasis on mathematical aspects of design processes in industrial environments.
  • Paid industrial placement either in the UK or overseas, allowing you to gain valuable and practical experience.
  • Provides essential tools to develop a career in industry.


What are my career prospects?

There is a growing need to prepare Mathematics graduate for industry. This programme provides you with the skills to formulate, analyse, design, and redesign industrial systems; your mathematical modelling skills enable you to simulate and analyse systems before implementation in real life; use your computing skills to develop algorithms and introduce numerical solutions when analytical solutions cannot be obtained; and use your mathematical understanding to interpret the obtained results.

Providing you with problem solving skills will improve and broaden your employability.


What will I study?

This programme combines modules from mathematics, computing and engineering disciplines to provide you with better understanding of contemporary and advanced mathematical and computational techniques, and their practical application across a wide spectrum of industrial disciplines.

This innovative and industrially focused programme is designed to prepare you in solving technological problems using mathematical modelling techniques, and for the set of skills required for mathematically oriented positions in industry. 

The programme was designed in consultation with our industrial partners, such that the theoretical and project work are set to encourage and enable you to develop essential technical and transferable skills, including team work, communication and presentation skills. These will give you a clear competitive edge in search for graduate employment.  


How does it work? 

Programme outline

Year 1

Transition Mathematics; Introduction to Matlab; Vector Algebra; Mathematical Thinking; Academic writing and study skills; Java Programming foundations; Calculus and ordinary differential equations; Vector Geometry; Probability; Mathematical Algorithms.

Year 2

Mathematical Modelling I; Multivariate Calculus; Linear Mathematics; Introduction to Numerical Methods; Mathematical Methods; Optimisation; Mathematical Modelling II; Vector Calculus; Complex Analysis; Digital Signal Processing I; System Modelling and Computer Control; Project Management.

Placement Year

The compulsory placement year provides the opportunity to either work in paid employment in industry, or to study or undertake project work at another university. The industrial placement will provide you with an experience of working in industry and develop your management, communication and team working skills.

Final Year

You will take core modules in: Final Year Math Project; Mathematical Modelling III.

Optional Modules include: Partial Differential Equations; Java Program Construction; Information Theory; Data Mining; Thermodynamics and Fluids; Nonlinear Dynamic and Chaos; Game Theory; Time Series; Stochastic Processes; Digital Signal Processing II; Statistical Machine Learning; Financial Mathematics; Portfolio Analysis.