Mathematics is a scientific discipline designed to meet the future
intellectual and employment demands of a technologically-aware society.
It covers the interface between mathematics and computing and brings in
additional aspects of data analysis, pattern processing, and
mathematically-oriented internet technologies.
The Mathematics Academic Group at Aston University
provides the undergraduate teaching and learning experience of
mathematics to the Joint Honours course, and also to other Academic
Groups within the School of Engineering & Applied Science. We
carry out leading-edge research in the broad fields of 'machine
intelligence', statistical inference, coding and communication,
complexity, nonlinear stochastic equations and information processing.
Aston University is the principal partner of this year's British Science Festival and will be hosting a series of mathematical science events.
You are able to choose from Single, Major, Combined
and Minor Honours courses in mathematics. Depending on your course you
will spend from 1/3 (for a Minor) to all (for a Single) of your time
studying mathematics. In the first year, your studies incorporate an
expansion of A level mathematical techniques. The final year allows you
to choose specialist options to change the emphasis of your degree.
Modules can be more industry oriented, focusing on the applications of
mathematics associated with finance, information science and data
modelling or concentrate on the more traditional mathematics subject
Over the course of your degree, you will consider:
- differential equations, which are vital to the modelling of many real problems
- the problem of obtaining approximate solutions to those questions which cannot be resolved by analytical mathematical methods
- the use of probabilistic methods for inference and pattern analysis
- the underlying concepts in analysis and algebra
- the benefit of research into chaos
- the development of mathematical techniques as we know them today