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The University of Southampton
Mathematical SciencesUndergraduate study

Flexible study

Undergraduate courses in Mathematics offer a solid grounding in mathematical concepts coupled with the flexibility to follow your particular interests and strengths.

During your course of study we will introduce you to the main areas of mathematics, develop your understanding of mathematical concepts and cover more advanced principles and techniques. 

Build a course that suits you

You will have the opportunity to construct an individual programme of study, suited to your interests, within a coherent framework. This will help you to develop subject-specific skills, including an analytical approach to problem solving, logical argument and deductive reasoning, abstraction and generalisation. You will also develop more general 'soft' skills and IT skills, essential for your future career or if you choose further study.

A choice of modules

Each year you will study the equivalent of eight modules, four in each semester. In year one all programmes have five compulsory modules involving calculus (a double module), algebra, differential equations and statistics. The other two modules will normally involve topics that relate to your particular degree programme.

In year two, there are two modules that are compulsory for all courses - Analysis and Partial Differential Equations. In addition some courses include a module on Vector Calculus & Complex Variable Theory. Depending on the programme of study, students on combined honours courses normally choose five or six Mathematics modules together with two or three non-Maths courses that support their programme.

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One of the first things I learned when I started my course was that I could pretty much do anything I wanted to. The range of modules is huge and you can choose any module you want which is a fantastic opportunity.
Ted BurkeBSc Mathematics
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