201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Mathematics (MMath) (4 years) - University of Reading

Gain a masters-level understanding of applied and pure mathematics through a degree that can be tailored to match your interests. Develop an in-depth understanding of a subject that touches on every aspect of society and the natural world, from the physics of the oceans to the modelling of financial markets. This masters-level degree will allow you to pursue your specific interests, whether you enjoy pure or applied mathematics. The course is approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and enables you to apply for Chartered Mathematician status following graduation. It is particularly ideal if you are considering a career as a research mathematician. Study the main aspects of mathematics and develop your knowledge in areas such as algebra, analysis, calculus and differential equations. You will also complete a number of optional modules, enabling you to tailor the course to suit your interests. These can include areas such as applied analysis, computational modelling, theoretical polymer physics, probability and statistics. In your final year, you will complete a guided research project, for which you will be given one-to-one supervision by an academic member of staff with expertise in your chosen area. This will culminate in a report and presentation. You will also take a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability. Support is available to students who need it, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. You will also benefit from around 20 hours of contact time per week. Get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, to have a direct input into the student experience. Carry out an optional summer placement in an area such as finance, statistics or modelling in order to gain an insight into industry and gain valuable experience. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, as well for writing a CV and interview skills, by our dedicated placements officer. **Careers** Get ready – as an MMath graduate – for a career in mathematical research, whether in industry, academia or elsewhere. Your mathematical knowledge combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills will also make you highly desirable to a range of other employers. Work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics; or in areas of the private sector including commerce and information technology. Move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, banking, financial analysis, teaching or actuarial work. Recent students have gone on to work for leading organisations from a wide variety of sectors including PepsiCo, the BBC, the Bank of East Asia and BAE Systems.

  • Qualification
    Master of Mathematics - MMath
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815