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Mathematics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Study topics from modern cryptography (the art of writing or solving codes) to modelling black holes, and complex financial problems. You'll learn abstract and structured thinking skills while studying mathematics, statistics and operational research. Employers will look for your skills in finance, industry, education and you could move into a career working on scientific and social challenges.

This mathematics BSc course is very broad, allowing you to explore topics like abstract algebra, black holes and relativity, networks, and machine learning.

As part of this degree you’ll:

  • develop your abilities in problem-solving, calculation and logical argument

  • be able to specialise in pure or applied mathematics or statistics, or follow a broad path across these topics and more

  • use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths student

  • use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as group theory, the mathematics of nature and experimental design.

What it's like to study Mathematics at Southampton

Ria talks about her experience as a third year Maths student

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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