Mathematics is the language of science, technology and engineering, and its various branches are used throughout commerce and the business world. The BSc in Applied Mathematics offers you the skills and tools used extensively in these fields. The course provides a good grounding in general mathematical techniques as a foundation for understanding more specialised branches such as computing, numerical analysis, applied probability, statistics, operational research and applied mathematics. Distinctive features Studying Applied Mathematics at Cardiff University: Has a particular focus on the applications of mathematics and many of our staff have first-hand experience of applying mathematical principles to practical problems. Offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics. Will give you opportunities to study a range of applications of mathematics. Encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning. Has an emphasis on independent learning. Much of year one is common to our courses, so if you wish to change to another course within the School this may be possible. NOTE: There is the option of taking a year studying at a university abroad or a year working in industry in the UK or Europe between your second and third years. This would extend the BSc degree to four years.