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Mathematics (MMath)

Master of Mathematics
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

You’ll study maths in depth, working with leading researchers who’ll introduce you to pure and applied maths. Learn advanced mathematical and statistical concepts, covering topics from cryptography to black holes. You’ll graduate with the technical skills sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry and research.

The first 3 years of this degree are similar to both the Mathematics and the Mathematics with Statistics courses, covering:

  • algebra

  • calculus

  • number theory

  • statistics

  • mathematical modelling

In the fourth year, you’ll study advanced concepts such as representation theory, harmonic analysis, advanced general relativity or Lie groups.

There is also an MMath Mathematics with Statistics pathway available as part of this programme. Following the Statistics pathway you could study topics such as machine learning, survival analysis and other modern applications of statistics.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • study advanced research methods in algebra, analysis, geometry and topology

  • have the option to specialise in statistics

  • undertake an individual research project in a field of your choice

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

  • 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 268.39 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer to this degree from a number of mathematics courses in the first year, often as late as the third year. This includes BSc Mathematics and BSc Mathematics with Statistics, as long as you have passed all first year modules.

You can transfer from this degree to BSc Mathematics until the end of the third year. The same is valid for BSc Mathematics with Statistics if you have chosen the statistics pathway.