201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Mathematics with a Placement Year - University of Reading

This course includes a year-long paid industrial training placement, lasting around 12 months. Placements can be located anywhere in the UK, and occasionally take place abroad. Gain a well-rounded degree that can be tailored to your interests and opens doors to a diverse range of careers, and kick-start your career with a professional placement year. Mathematics plays a key role in many aspects of modern life, from technological development to data analysis. Develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers, including mathematical computing, communication skills and teamwork. Study the main aspects of mathematics and develop your knowledge in areas such as algebra, analysis, calculus and differential equations. Later in the degree, you will be able to explore areas of interest in greater depth. Optional modules in the degree include subjects from both pure and applied mathematics, and statistics, such as number theory, cryptography, mathematical biology, numerical analysis and multivariate data analysis. In your final year you will carry out a project on a mathematical or statistical topic and produce a report and presentation on it. You will also take a skills module, as part of the degree, 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. Become a Chartered Mathematician. This title is awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to students who, in addition to the degree, complete subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees. Choose from a wide variety of roles such as statistician, business analyst, actuarial intern and radiation protection scientist. You will also have the chance to work for a range of national and international organisations such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP or the NHS. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, writing a CV and improving your interview technique by our dedicated placements officer. **Careers** Your mathematical knowledge – combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills – will make you highly desirable to a range of 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, financial analysis, computing 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. Or, you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • 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