In this Master of Mathematics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline. Mathematics underpins much of the modern world and this four-year degree allows you to explore this fascinating and challenging subject. Studying this MMath option provides more access to specialist areas of Mathematics and in your final year you will undertake short research projects with a lecturer, allied to your mathematical or statistical interests. Graduates of the MMath Degree are in significant demand across many industries that include science, engineering, technology and finance. You will uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. This degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, recognising you as a Chartered Mathematician. You will also study within a university that is ranked **top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales** for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where *95% of students *were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017). As a student in Aberystwyth, you will be taught the essential disciplines of algebra, calculus and mathematical analysis. As your interests develop, you may select further classes from a broad range of topics in mathematics and statistics. These may include: analysis, partial differential equations, abstract and linear algebra, statistical modelling and mechanics. In your final year, you will undertake short research projects with a member of staff as well as choosing from our list of optional modules. We aim to create a friendly, open and welcoming environment in which students can reach their full mathematical potential. This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice. This course will develop your understanding of a wide range of theories and processes in Mathematics. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely, accommodate other viewpoints and come to a decision as part of a team. This degree scheme is designed to cultivate transferable skills, including numeracy and reasoning, to ensure that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields. This Mathematics degree will be particularly valuable in employment situations that require specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought. These include career paths such as: statistical analysis and computational statistics, teaching, aeronautical engineering, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis and information technology.