Mathematics (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major.
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

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Course Overview

Our teaching is excellent, as evidenced by Mathematics at Keele having been consistently ranked in the top ten in the UK in the National Student Survey.

On this course you will explore the beauty, elegance and practicality of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. You will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs, and formulate solutions to new problems. You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research. There is an option to take this degree over four years, by adding a year abroad studying (in English) at one of our partner institutions – which could be anywhere from Australia to Finland, Japan or the USA.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF) Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2017 entry on our Module Catalogue:

Module Catalogue

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Mathematics. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • Algebra 
  • Calculus 
  • Investigations and Problem Solving 
  • Mathematical Methods

Elective modules: 

  • Applicable Mathematics 

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • Differential Equations 
  • Probability 
  • Analysis I
  • Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus 
  • Mathematical Modelling 
  • Abstract Algebra 
  • Computational Mathematics

Elective modules: 

  • Numerical Methods 
  • Dynamics 
  • Analysis II
  • Introduction to Mathematics Education

Third year 

Optional Core Modules:

  • Nonlinear Differential Equations 
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Relativity 
  • Group Theory
  • Number Theory
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Graph Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Waves
  • Medical Statistics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Ring and Field Theory
  • Probability Models
  • Codes and Cryptography
  • Project 
  • Introduction to Mathematics Teaching
  • Linear Algebra

Dual Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of dual honours Mathematics. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • Algebra 
  • Calculus

Elective modules: 

  •  Mathematical Methods

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • Differential Equations

Optional core/Elective modules: 

  • Probability
  • Analysis  
  • Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Abstract Algebra 
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Introduction to Mathematics Education
  • Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus

Third year 

Optional core/Elective modules:

  • Nonlinear Differential Equations 
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Relativity 
  • Group Theory 
  • Number Theory
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Graph Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Waves
  • Medical Statistics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Ring and Field Theory
  • Codes and Cryptography
  • Project 
  • Introduction to Mathematics Teaching
  • Linear Algebra

Major Minor

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of major-minor honours Mathematics. 

First year 

Core modules: 

  • Algebra 
  • Calculus 

Elective modules: 

  • Mathematical Methods

Second year 

Core modules: 

  • Differential Equations

Elective modules: 

  • Numerical Methods 
  • Probability
  • Analysis I 
  • Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Abstract Algebra 
  • Analysis II
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Introduction to Mathematics Education
  • Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus

Third year 

Optional core/Elective modules: 

  • Nonlinear Differential Equations 
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Relativity 
  • Group Theory 
  • Number Theory
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Graph Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Waves
  • Medical Statistics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Ring and Field Theory
  • Codes and Cryptography
  • Project 
  • Introduction to Mathematics Teaching
  • Linear Algebra

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

Mathematics helps you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text; your skills will be in demand wherever there’s a need for logical thinking. An extremely wide range of career paths is open to mathematicians, where high levels of mathematical ability are desirable. This can include fields of work as diverse as finance, data analytics, teaching, engineering, medical statistics and management consultancy.

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Codes and Combinations

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Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Mathematics with Foundation Year: G101 View Unistats for this course

can be combined with:

Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Study abroad

On the Mathematics Programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the University’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.