This four-year programme will enable you to develop these skills, and your mathematical knowledge, beyond the normal range of a three-year degree, by allowing you to choose topics in pure or applied mathematics to study in some depth. This is a programme with 32 courses to be taken. At least 6 MATH level 3 courses must be taken in year 3 and 8 MATH level 4 courses taken in year 4. In order to be permitted to proceed on the MMath in the fourth year, you are expected to have a provisional Upper Second or higher degree classification at the end of year 3. Transfer to this programme is possible from a number of Mathematics programmes in the first year (from BSc Mathematics often even as late as the third year). Transfer from this programme to BSc Mathematics (Single Honours) is normally possible until the end of the third year.
For those with an interest in Statistics, there is an optional stream within this programme that will allow you to specialise in Statistics. This stream has slightly different requirements in terms of compulsory modules.
View the programme specification document for this course
All applications for full-time study should be made through UCAS - www.ucas.com.
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- One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK
- Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programme
- Large international cohort
Typical entry requirements
|GCE A-level||In terms of A-level grades our standard offer is
A*AA or equivalent including grade A in A-level Mathematics or;
AAA or equivalent including grade A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics or;
AAB or equivalent including grade A in Mathematics and grade 2 in STEP.
For more details of the STEP papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website. We accept any of the three STEP papers.|
|International Baccalaureate||37 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics|
Our normal requirements are for D3D3D3 in the three principle subjects including Mathematics.
In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering other suitable qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.
English Language Requirement
All applicants must have GCSE Grade C or above in English language. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5.
Use of Contextual Data
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students identified in this way will be given additional consideration and not be rejected solely on the basis of their predicted (or actual) grades.
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
- Average applications per place:
Applicants are selected on the quality of their application. Applicants with a strong academic background and a clear commitment to Mathematics will be considered for an offer based on the quality of their UCAS application.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
The first three years of the course are similar to the BSc Mathematics programme, but in the fourth year you will have a much more prominent part in the direction of your studies and it will involve studying challenging Masters level mathematics. You will undertake an individually supervised project on a topic, which you can choose, and several of the lecture courses involve directed self-study and reading involving such topics as hyperbolic geometry, differential geometry, asymptotics and continuum mechanics. The final year as a whole will equip you with many of the skills you need in a career as a professional mathematician.
This page gives a brief outline of the structure of the programme. For more details and regulations pertaining to this degree programme see the programme specification link on the Programme Details Tab.
MATH1001 and MATH1002 are technically optional but are normally taken as part of this degree programme.
For those who wish to pursue the Statistics stream in this programme, MATH1024 will be a core module whereas MATH1052 will not. Both these modules will remain compulsory.
- Linear Algebra I
- Differential Equations
- Linear Algebra II
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Students may make up their first year 120 credits (60 ECTS) by taking optional modules drawn from across the University (subject to timetabling constraints and prerequisites), but are strongly advised to take MATH1001 Number Theory & Cryptography (15 CATS) and MATH1002 Mathematical Modelling (15 CATS) in order to maximise their flexibility later in the programme.
As well as the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take ONE MODULE from MATH2012 and MATH2014 together with the Applied Mathematics pair (MATH2008 and MATH2044) or the Statistics pair (MATH2011 and MATH2010).
For those who wish to pursue the Statistics stream in this programme, the statistics pair is then compulsory, with MATH2010 also being a core module.
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
View the language modules on offer for this course
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable
from the University:
|Equipment||Approved Calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.|
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Equipment||IT - Software Licences: The software required for the programme is available on all public workstations on campus, and accessible from your own computer via VPN.|
|Printing and copying||In the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/services/copying_for_students_and_visitors/faq.php#594
For students undertaking modules with a high mathematical content, some assessed work will be submitted in handwritten hard copy format. Students are advised that they will need to bear the costs of the required stationery. |
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.