- Studying alongside peers from related courses, you’ll spend your Mathematics Foundation Entry Year getting a broad introduction to modern mathematics.
- You’ll develop basic mathematical skills, including core aspects of algebra, analysis and calculus, along with optional specialist modules like cryptology and mathematical biology.
- You’ll be taught by research-active staff who are also members of the School’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.
- At the end of your foundation year, and depending on your choice of optional modules, you can progress onto degree courses in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, engineering, or computing.
- You’ll develop transferable study and job skills like teamwork and communication, problem-solving and self-management.
- The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) give public seminars here so you can broaden your knowledge and learn about additional applications of mathematics.
- Our Maths Society provides opportunities to solve mathematical problems, attend maths-related events and share your passion for maths.
Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Foundation Mathematics 1, Foundation Mathematics 2, Foundation Mathematics 3, Foundation Mathematics 4. Optional Modules - The Physics Group: Foundations of Applied Physics, Motion, Forces, and Force Fields, The Road to Quantum Mechanics The Computing Group: Introduction to Software Development, Investigating IT, Study Skills: Developing Academic Skills Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to algebra and linear algebra, Introduction to real analysis, Functions, vectors and calculus, Introduction to mechanics, Computational mathematics, Introduction to probability and statistics Year 3: Compulsory modules; Algebraic structures, Further real analysis, Ordinary differential equations. Optional: Cryptology, Vector calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Numerical analysis, Further statistics Year 4: Compulsory modules: Fields and Galois Theory, Complex analysis, Partial differential equations and integral transforms. Optional: Logic, Fluid dynamics, Mathematical biology, Advanced numerical analysis, Time series and operational Research Year 5: Optional modules: Advanced Algebra, Graph Theory, Topology, Stability, instability and chaos, Mathematics of waves, Special topics
How to apply
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5500||Year 1|