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University of East Anglia UEA

Mathematics

UCAS Code: G103

Master of Mathematics - MMath

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including grade A in Mathematics. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics. An interview is also required.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics and Higher Level 6 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

With grade A in A-level Mathematics. BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Including grade B in Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mathematics

Our prestigious four-year Master of Mathematics degree programme will allow you to delve deeper and really develop your interests in pure and applied mathematics.Our flexible course format will enable you to decide whether you want to focus on pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or a combination of the two. And as well as engaging in the study of essential mathematical theory and technique youll have the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project in your final year. The project is designed to not only allow you to experience the challenge of independent study and discovery, but to also develop skills are essential to many future careersComplete your studies with distinction you may want to join our active group of postgraduate students, as our Masters programme is also excellent preparation for a career in research either in industry or within a university. And research is just one of the many challenging career paths open to our Master of Mathematics students.**Course Structure**The first two years of our Masters course run in parallel with our three-year BSc programme, with more specialised content being covered in your third and fourth years. In these final two years you will learn advanced principles through a huge range of optional subjects, as well as undertaking an independent project.**Year 1**The first year will develop your skills in calculus and other topics you may have covered at A-level, such as mechanics and probability. Modules on problem solving and how to present mathematical arguments will encourage you to develop ways of tackling unfamiliar problems while also providing an opportunity for group working. And modules on algebra and analysis will introduce important new concepts and ideas, which you will use in following years.**Year 2**As you progress into your second year, you will continue to learn essential algebraic principles through compulsory modules while also taking a selection of optional modules to suit your personal interests. In addition, youll be introduced to mathematical software, which will be invaluable in your individual fourth year MMath project.The optional modules on offer change each year but in previous years you could have chosen to study the theory of special relativity, take a module focusing on topology, or see how the mathematical theory youve already studied can be applied to meteorology.**Year 3**By year three there are no compulsory modules. Instead youll choose six modules from a range of approximately 15 on offer.The module topics vary each year, mirroring the research interests of our lecturers. By this stage we anticipate that you will have found the areas of mathematics that most appeal to you, and that youll use this year to focus on these topics, laying the foundations for a successful final-year research project.**Year 4** You will undertake a substantial individual project during your final year, working under the close supervision of a lecturer whose expertise matches your chosen subject. Each of our lecturers will propose project titles covering a wide range of current mathematical research, but some of our students choose to devise their own topics in conjunction with one of our lecturers.Recent topics have ranged from The Mobius function of Finite Groups to The Aerodynamics of Golf Balls (a topic suggested by the student). In order to be assessed, youll submit a written report on the project, and youll give a short oral presentation on your findings to your lecturers and fellow Masters students.Besides your individual project, your studies will focus on Masters-level modules that explore topics such as lie algebra, fluid structure interaction and mathematical biology. As with years two and three, the optional modules offered in your final year usually change every year.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in a number of maths topics such as calculus, set theory and complex numbers. While some topics will follow on from your A-Level studies, others will be completely new. As your studies progress, you will be able to choose from a range of modules such as Combinatorics, Mathematical Biology and the History of Mathematics. In your final year, you will complete an individually supervised research project which you can tailor to your own interests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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