Mathematics (MMath) (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:AAB or ABB
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 4 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

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Course Overview

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.

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.

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.

Undergraduate Masters 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 MMath.

First year

Core modules: 

  • Algebra I
  • Calculus I
  • Investigations and Problem Solving
  • Algebra II
  • Calculus II

Optional core modules:

  • Geometry
  • Applicable Mathematics

Second year

Core modules: 

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

Optional core modules: 

  • Numerical Methods
  • Operational Research
  • Linear Algebra
  • Dynamics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Analysis II

Third year

Optional core modules: 

  • Nonlinear Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Relativity
  • Group Theory
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Time Series
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Graph Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Logic
  • Complex Variable II
  • Waves
  • Medical Statistics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Ring and Field Theory
  • Probability Models
  • Codes and Cryptography
  • Perturbation Methods
  • Project

The choice will depend on any timetabling restrictions and will be subject to the student having met the necessary prerequisites.

Fourth year

Core modules:

  • Master's Project

Optional core modules:

  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Analytic Functions
  • Combinatorial Designs
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • High Speed Flow
  • Hydrodynamic Stability Theory
  • Linear Elasticity
  • Module Theory
  • Symmetric Differential Equations

Skills and Careers

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.

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Codes and Combinations

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Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Mathematics (MMath) : G103 View Unistats for this course

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Study abroad

On the Mathematics MMath 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 you study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.