University of Greenwich

Mathematics University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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With an MMath degree, you can enter university as an undergraduate and leave with a valuable postgraduate qualification – ideal if you're looking for high-level jobs in mathematics.

As a student on the MMath Mathematics, you will learn about a wide range of practical and modern applications of mathematics. The knowledge and skills that you will acquire during the programme are highly valued by employers and will form a sound background for further postgraduate study. The programme will provide a strong grounding in advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical thinking and will cover many modern applications of mathematics e.g. internet security, risk modelling, decision making, finance, social networks and scheduling. You will undertake individual and group research projects. These will be excellent preparation for a career in industry or for further research.

Your problem solving and analytical skills will be developed at all stages of the programme. Furthermore, our active focus on employability will assist you in acquiring important communication and team working skills. Throughout your time with us you will be guided and supported by a dedicated team of lecturers who invest time and effort into making the subject interesting and enabling students to achieve their full potential.

The MMath (Hons) Mathematics has been accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation.


Our Mathematical Sciences degrees are ranked 6th in the UK in the 2019 Guardian university league tables for Mathematics and 1st in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2019

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your problem-solving and analytical skills

  • To provide you with experience of modern practical applications of mathematics including mathematical modelling in various contexts

  • To assist you in acquiring expertise in current research tools and techniques

  • To enable you to develop your communication and team-working skills.

Course details


In sandwich mode students spend one year between Years 2 and 3 of study in a work placement.

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Mathematical Algorithms and Methods (30 credits)
  • Problem-Solving and Mathematical Thinking (30 credits)
  • Techniques of Calculus and Linear Algebra (30 credits)
  • Probability and Statistical Inference (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (30 credits)
  • Simulation and Modelling (15 credits)
  • Operational Research: Linear Programming (15 credits)
  • Statistical Data Analysis and Time Series (30 credits)
  • Numerical Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Vector Calculus and Number Theory (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Partial Differential Equations (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

  • Research Methods and Mathematics Project (30 credits)
  • UAS: Mathematics Education and Communication (30 credits)
  • Mathematics Work Placement (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

  • Financial Time Series (15 credits)
  • Graph Theory and Applications (15 credits)
  • Mathematics of Data Analytics (15 credits)
  • Mathematics of Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Statistical Models (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options:

  • Actuarial Mathematics and Risk Modelling (15 credits)
  • Optimisation Techniques (15 credits)
  • Modelling and Analysis of Financial Instruments (15 credits)
  • Mathematics for the Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Coding and Cryptography (15 credits)

Year 4
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Inverse Problems (MMath) (15 credits)
  • Mathematics of Complex Systems (MMath) (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Topics in Mathematics (30 credits)
  • MMath Project (60 credits)

Assessment method

During the programme, you will be assessed by a variety of methods such as:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project work
  • Oral presentations
  • Report writing
  • Dissertations

These will be designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of key mathematical concepts, your mathematical skills and your wider skills for employability.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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

Course code G104
Institution code G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
Campus code G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You may be invited to interview. If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We also accept equivalent qualifications, such as:
• Suitable Access to HE courses
• Key Skills Level 2.
A level BBC Must include A-Level Maths at B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We will consider BTEC National Extended Diplomas alongside A Level Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements


Interview: You may be invited for an interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for 2018/19 entry. This may change for the 2019/2020 entry.

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University of Greenwich
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