Mathematics with Integrated Master's 

(2018 Entry)

MMath

Adding a master’s year enables you to work more independently and at a higher level, preparing you for a career in a technical or quantitative discipline or for doctoral research.

Integrated master's
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Placement year
4 years/ 5 years with international year

UCAS code: G103

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This programme is accredited to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

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Course Overview

This course adds a fourth year at master’s level to our bachelor’s degree, in which you will study specialist modules based on your own interests as well as your tutors’ research interests. Building on what you learned in your first three years, you will develop higher-level skills both in mathematics and in your approaches to problem solving and the communication of your solutions to diverse audiences. Studying for a master’s at Keele you will spend more time in self-directed study, becoming an independent learner, thinker and researcher. You will deliver a substantial project, write mathematics to a professional standard and explore how mathematicians contribute to academia and industry.

What will this mean for my future?

You will have learned to approach problem solving in unfamiliar and complex environments, perhaps where your access to information is limited, and to communicate your conclusions clearly to a range of audiences including non-mathematicians. These valuable skills are highly attractive to employers in an extremely wide range of fields. Your master’s degree will also be an excellent springboard for pursuing further studies at doctoral level.

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 105 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required at Level 4, and 120 subject credits required at Levels 5, 6 and 7.

 

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

105

0

15

0

15

2

105

0

15

0

0

3

0

120

120

0

0

4

60

60

60

0

0

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional  modules

Credits

Algebra

30

Applied Mathematics

15

Calculus

30

   

Investigations and Problem Solving       

30

   

Mathematical Methods

15

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Differential Equations

15

Dynamics

15

Probability

15

Analysis II

15

Analysis I

15

Introduction to Mathematics Education

15

Computational Mathematics

15

   

Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus

15

   

Mathematical Modelling

15

   

Abstract Algebra

15

   

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Optional modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Nonlinear Differential Equations

15

Linear Algebra

15

Partial Differential Equations

15

Complex Variable II

15

Group Theory

15

Waves

15

Number Theory

15

Medical Statistics

15

Professional Mathematics

15

Mathematical Biology

15

Applied Time Series

15

Ring and Field Theory

15

Linear Statistical Models

15

Codes and Cryptography

15

Metric Spaces and Topology

15

Introduction to Mathematics Teaching     

15

Graph Theory

15

Project

15

Fluid Mechanics

15

Medical Statistics Project

30

Optional Modules: students normally choose four 15-credit modules in each semester. The choice will depend on any timetabling restrictions and will be subject to the student having met the necessary prerequisites. Some modules may not be available every year.

 

Modules - Year Four

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Masters Project

60

Algebraic Number Theory

20

   

Combinatorial Designs

20

   

Continuum Mechanics

20

   

Hydrodynamic Stability Theory

20

   

Linear Elasticity

20

   

Module Theory

20

   

Symmetric Differential Equations

20

   

Perturbation Methods

20

   

Numerical Modelling with Partial Differential Equations

20

Optional Modules: students take three optional modules alongside the compulsory Masters Project module. The choice will depend on availability and timetabling restrictions.

 

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az







Adam Owen

Adam Owen

"The undergraduate Master's degree that I obtained from Keele gave me the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to pursue my dream of studying for my PhD in Mathematics. It has given me the mathematical skills to be able to communicate my ideas effectively, and work towards becoming an active member of my research group."

MMath Graduate