Mathematics Aberystwyth University

Accredited by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

In this Master of Mathematics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline. Mathematics underpins much of the modern world and this four-year degree allows you to explore this fascinating and challenging subject. Studying this MMath option provides more access to specialist areas of Mathematics and in your final year you will undertake short research projects with a lecturer, allied to your mathematical or statistical interests. Graduates of the MMath Degree are in significant demand across many industries that include science, engineering, technology and finance. You will uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation.

Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. This degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, recognising you as a Chartered Mathematician.

You will also study within a university that is ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where *95% of students *were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017).

As a student in Aberystwyth, you will be taught the essential disciplines of algebra, calculus and mathematical analysis. As your interests develop, you may select further classes from a broad range of topics in mathematics and statistics. These may include: analysis, partial differential equations, abstract and linear algebra, statistical modelling and mechanics. In your final year, you will undertake short research projects with a member of staff as well as choosing from our list of optional modules. We aim to create a friendly, open and welcoming environment in which students can reach their full mathematical potential. This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

This course will develop your understanding of a wide range of theories and processes in Mathematics. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely, accommodate other viewpoints and come to a decision as part of a team. This degree scheme is designed to cultivate transferable skills, including numeracy and reasoning, to ensure that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields.

This Mathematics degree will be particularly valuable in employment situations that require specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought. These include career paths such as: statistical analysis and computational statistics, teaching, aeronautical engineering, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis and information technology.

  • Qualification

    Master of Mathematics - MMath (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G103
Institution code A40
Campus name Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 136 points With A in Mathematics.
A level AAB With A in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM - DDD With A in A level Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: credits
M: credits
P: credits
Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points With 6 points in Mathematics at Higher Level.

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
International £13,200 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees shown here are for the 2017/18 academic session. Fees for 2018/19 will be published in due course.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.