The BSc in Mathematics is flexible, allowing you to specialise as you progress through the course or to maintain a broad range of modules from the major branches of mathematics. The course has an essential core of pure mathematics linked with modules from applied mathematics, statistics, computing and operational research and you will sample all of these branches in your first year. Distinctive features Studying Mathematics at Cardiff: offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning gives you the opportunity to study some applications of mathematics, and to develop problem-solving skills using mathematical and statistical 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 between your second and third years. This would extend the BSc degree to four years and is subject to your academic performance.