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G103 MMath Mathematics (4 years)

Mathematics graduates who are who are used to abstract, analytical and structured thinking and have a high level of competence in problem-solving skills are in considerable demand in a wide variety of areas of employment. This four year degree programme is specifically designed for students who wish to be professional mathematicians in industry or academia. It will enable you to study mathematics in considerable depth.

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Introducing your degree

Working with world-class researchers, this 4-year programme will take you to the cutting edge of knowledge in Pure or Applied Mathematics or Statistics, pushing you much further than the traditional 3-year course. You will develop your skills in analytical, abstract and structured thinking in a programme that covers the full range of mathematics from modern cryptography to the modelling of black holes.
 With a structured foundation of algebra, calculus, number theory, statistics and mathematical modelling you will acquire skills and knowledge in an exceptionally broad range of topics in the mathematical sciences. In the fourth year, you will have the opportunity to study advanced concepts such as group theory, general relativity and survival analysis that are otherwise studied at MSc level.

Southampton graduates from this programme are highly sought after by employers in finance, commerce, industry, and education, and are particularly well placed to follow careers in research.

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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 for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

To Apply

All applications for full-time study should be made through UCAS - www.ucas.com.

If you have a question or would like further information, contact our admissions team:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4746
Email: ugapply.fshs@southampton.ac.uk

 

Key Facts

  • 100% of our research is world-leading or internationally-excellent (REF, 2014)
  • Ranked 4th in the Russell Group for student:staff ratio
  • 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

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ
GCE A-Level with Contextual offer We are committed to 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 allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
 Further A-level information Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. If an additional Mathematics qualification (STEP grade 2/MAT/TMUA) is taken alongside three A-levels then the offer will be AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A). We accept any of the three STEP papers. For more details about the STEP and TMUA papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
Welsh Baccalaureate offer AAA from 3 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
or
AA from 2 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Access to HE Diploma offer 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, all of which must be at Distinction. Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017) H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics at H2
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3 D3 D3 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at D3. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
European Baccalaureate offer 82-84% overall including grade 8.5/10 in Mathematics
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country. This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.
English language requirements All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components  

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
GCSE  
GCE A-level Our standard offer is AAA including grade A in A-level Mathematics OR;
AAB including grade A in Mathematics + additional qualification: STEP/MAT/TMUA/EPQ (grade A)/full fourth A-level (grade B). We accept any of the three STEP papers.  For more details about the STEP papers and TMUA see the Admissions Testing Service Website.
International Baccalaureate requirements  36 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U

Our normal requirements are for D3D3M1 in the three principle subjects including D3 in 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.

Selection process:
Intake:
20

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.

Year 1

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MATH1048Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1059Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
MATH1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1047

MATH1053 - TT Personal Tutor meeting 0 credits

Semester Two
Compulsory
MATH1049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

MATH1053 - TT Personal Tutor meeting 0 credits

MATH1057Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH1060Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

As well as the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take ONE MODULE from Stochastic Processes and Algorithms together with the Applied Mathematics pair (Introduction to Applied Mathematics and Applications of Vector Calculus) or the Statistics pair (Statistical Distribution Theory and Statistical Methods I).

For those who wish to pursue the Statistics stream in this programme, the Statistical Methods I of the Statistics pair becomes core and Statistical Distribution Theory of the statistics pair becomes compulsory

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MATH2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MATH2045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

MATH1xxx - An NQF4 level module in subject MATH (15 credits)

MATH2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MATH2038Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

MATH1xxx - An NQF4 level module in subject MATH (15 credits)

MATH2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

Year 3

For those who wish to pursue the Statistics stream within this programme the following modules are also compulsory

Statistical Inference

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Statistical Methods II

As well as these compulsory modules, students in the Statistics stream are required to take THREE other modules.

Semester One

Mathematics graduates who are who are used to abstract, analytical and structured thinking and have a high level of competence in problem-solving skills are in considerable demand in a wide variety of areas of employment. This four year degree programme is specifically designed for students who wish to be professional mathematicians in industry or academia. It will enable you to study mathematics in considerable depth.

Optional
MATH3032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ECON3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3063Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3046Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3072Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

GEOG3048Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

UOSM2xxx - An NQF5 level module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

MATH3xxx - An NQF6 level module in subject MATH (15 credits)

Semester Two
Optional
MATH3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3066Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
STAT3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3084Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3088Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

MATH2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

UOSM2xxx - An NQF5 level module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

MATH3xxx - An NQF6 level module in subject MATH (15 credits)

STAT3010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 4

For those who wish to pursue the Statistics stream within this programme the following modules are compulsory instead of Differential Geometry and Lie Groups and Modules and Representations:

Design of Experiments

Topics in Statistics

Semester One
Compulsory
MATH6144Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
MATH6079Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6095Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6109Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6138Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6140Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6163Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
MATH6144Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
MATH6027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6137Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6139Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6149Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6155Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6156Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MATH6162Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

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).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
MathematicsMMath2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
MathematicsMMath2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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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:

TypeDescription
EquipmentApproved 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.
StationeryYou 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.
BooksWhere 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.
EquipmentIT - 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 copyingIn 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.

The Department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer based learning that builds on what you learn in lectures. Assessment is varied enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt. Students are provided with a copy of the computer algebra package MAPLE that they can use on their own personal computers to assist their studies.

The University provides a wide range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked modern library, a large number of computer workstations giving ready access to the internet, a Careers Service, a Job Shop and a Students Advice and Information Centre.

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Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study33%33%25%16%
Independent study67%67%75%84%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment69%80%65%30%
Practical exam assessment0%0%0%0%
Coursework assessment31%20%35%70%

Study Locations

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