Mathematics is concerned with finding patterns and solving problems. Every day we encounter patterns, which can be described using mathematics, for example, in numbers, shapes or data. We can use mathematics to identify these patterns, solve problems, inspire new technologies and make informed decisions. Mathematics is for people who are prepared to think logically and creatively and then explain those thoughts precisely. It is a demanding discipline: finding patterns and solving problems isn’t always easy, but discovering the correct answer to a difficult problem is very rewarding. At university, you will discover a new world of concepts and ideas. You will encounter new kinds of mathematical objects and investigate their common features and abstract natures. But it is not all abstract: our statistics and finance modules are very much about the real world – you will use mathematical skills to extract information from data and draw conclusions. For example you will use statistical design of experiments to test how well medicines work. Our MSci programmes include a fourth year consisting of a project and advanced modules from our MSc Mathematics programme. MSci Mathematics is an extension of both BSc Mathematics and BSc Pure Mathematics, and students who do well on the BSc programmes can transfer to the MSci programme. It may be preferable for you to choose the MSci qualification if you are interested in using your mathematical skills at a high level in your career, or if you are looking to progress into a research career after graduation. You can study a wide range of topics covering pure, discrete, decision and applied mathematics, probability and statistics, or you can concentrate on algebra, geometry and analysis, building on A-level core and decision mathematics. The first year covers essential fundamentals while in subsequent years you will be able to choose from an exceptionally wide range of modules, which reflect our research strengths. For over 50 years Queen Mary has been renowned for research in algebra, combinatorics and logic, and we are one of the few higher education institutions to offer a programme in pure mathematics. You may benefit from our European research links, which provide the possibility of studying for a year in another European country (e.g. France, Germany, Spain or Italy).