Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied Mathematics

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Course summary

The BSc Applied Mathematics degree will give you a sound grounding in the basic concepts of Mathematics, allowing you to specialise in your chosen areas. It will also develop your ability to use and evaluate logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments; and develop your oral and written communication skills as well as your ability to use modern communication tools, especially those most appropriate to mathematics. As a student on the BSc Applied Mathematics course you will cover the general range of mathematical material over your three years including elements of different aspects of the subject such as Pure Mathematics and Mathematics for Finance, but with a particular focus on Applied Mathematics. You will have the chance to explore the number theory that Pythagoras studied, the Financial Mathematics that the highest flyers on Wall Street rely on, and a wealth of other topics reflecting our lecturers’ research expertise in probability, analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, non-commutative geometry and algebraic topology. Why Swansea? • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching (NSS 2021) • World-ranked (QS World University Rankings) • Ranked Top 400 in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 Professional Body Accreditation Our BSc Applied Mathematics degree will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees. Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad? These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to www.swansea.ac.uk/science We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details


In Year 1, you will typically have the opportunity to study areas including: applied statistics; classical mechanics (of particles); computational methods (with Matlab); geometry; introductory analysis; introductory calculus; foundations of algebra; introductory linear algebra; methods of algebra and calculus. In Year 2, you will typically have the opportunity to study areas including: advanced geometry; classical mechanics (of rigid bodies); game theory and optimization; groups and rings; numerical methods (with Matlab); probability; real analysis and metric spaces; vector calculus and measure theory; vector spaces; further methods of algebra and calculus. In Year 3, you will typically have the opportunity to study areas including: analytical dynamics; applied algebra: coding theory; biomathematics; complex variables; differential geometry; financial mathematics; numerical analysis; stochastic processes; partial differential equations; functional analysis; higher algebra; teaching mathematics via a school placement. You will also undertake a project.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutor-led tutorials and regular (non-assessed) coursework. The final year modules are more student-centred, to reflect a progression in teaching methods appropriate to the subjects taught. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught/learnt and to broaden knowledge and understanding of the subject. You will be assessed through a combination of unseen written examinations, set assignments, presentations and a dissertation.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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