At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. This course adds a fourth year at master’s level to our bachelor’s degree, in which you will study specialist modules based on your own interests as well as your tutors’ research interests. Building on what you learned in your first three years, you will develop higher-level skills both in mathematics and in your approaches to problem solving and the communication of your solutions to diverse audiences. Studying for a master’s at Keele you will spend more time in self-directed study, becoming an independent learner, thinker and researcher. You will deliver a substantial project, write mathematics to a professional standard and explore how mathematicians contribute to academia and industry. You will have learned to approach problem solving in unfamiliar and complex environments, perhaps where your access to information is limited, and to communicate your conclusions clearly to a range of audiences including non-mathematicians. These valuable skills are highly attractive to employers in an extremely wide range of fields. Your master’s degree will also be an excellent springboard for pursuing further studies at doctoral level.