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 at Cardiff offers you the skills and tools used extensively in these fields. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician and/or statistician at an organisation in the United Kingdom or Europe. You will have support to apply for a placement, which can be undertaken with a wide range of providers across industry and government including many in the financial services, the pharmaceutical industry and organisations such as the Office for National Statistics. If you complete the professional training period you can be considered for the City and Guilds Senior Licentiateship Award (LCGI). 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. This particular version of the degree programme allows you to spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician and/or statistician at an organisation in the United Kingdom or Europe. 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 also an option of studying at a university abroad between your second and third years.