of the Russell Group universities included in the 2022 National Student Survey
of the Russell Group universities included in the 2022 National Student Survey
We designed our four-year MMath degree programme for those who want to follow careers in industry or research.
You'll learn about more topics in depth, and even approach the cutting edge of research in your final year of study.
You can choose to add a year in industry to your course, giving you an opportunity to apply your learning in the real world, and develop skills and experience that will help you secure your first graduate job.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Successfully completing your degree fulfils part of the educational requirement for chartered status.
100% of departmental research rated the highest 3* and 4* in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021)
A productive environment, equipped with blackboards, for individual and group projects, as well as events led by our student-run Maths Society.
for Mathematics (Complete University Guide 2023)
You'll study a mixture of core and option modules. As you progress through your course you'll have more flexibility to study the topics which interest you.
Option modules are grouped into pathways, which lead to more advanced modules in subsequent years. You don't have to take modules from just one pathway, and in some cases you will need to select from more than one.
The first two years of the BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics (with a year in Europe) and MMath Mathematics are identical. You can switch between courses after you begin your studies, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
The MMath year in industry slots in between your third and fourth year of study. If you don't take a year in industry, you'll continue straight into the final year of your degree.
A year working in industry or a research institute gives you the opportunity to develop skills relevant to your degree. You'll put what you've learned so far into practice, and gain experience that will give you a competitive advantage when looking for your first graduate job.
Placements are competitive and applying for one will be like applying for a job. Our placement coordinator will help you find opportunities, but you will be responsible for securing your placement. We will give you advice and support with CVs, cover letters and application forms, and help you practise interview techniques.
You don't need to commit to a year in industry before you begin your studies. You can apply to transfer in your second year, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
We also offer this course with a year abroad.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
There are opportunities to spend time in industry as part of this course.
In Year 1, you'll study a number of core modules which will give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics. They provide a platform for specialisation later in the degree.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
In Year 2, your time will be shared between core modules, and option modules in two of three possible specialisms.
You'll choose two streams and study both modules in each:
During the third year of your degree you'll work on a group project and develop your teamwork skills. Alongside the project, you will choose additional option modules.
The specialisms you choose during your second year will affect which options are open to you. You will take four option modules concerning areas of mathematics which coincide with the Department's research interests, from either the Cross-Stream options or either of the streams you took in Year 2. The precise nature of these modules may change, but the topics currently include:
Cross-stream: Integral Transforms & Complex Methods; Statistical Pattern Recognition; Communicating Mathematics in Education; Cryptography; Operations Research; Numerical Analysis
Pure Mathematics stream: Groups, Actions & Galois Theory; Measure and Integration; Topology; Differential Geometry; Number Theory
Applied Mathematics stream: Mathematical modelling: nonlinearity, uncertainty, & computational methods; Partial Differential Equations; Quantum Theory & Quantum Information; Classical and Biological Fluid Dynamics; Mathematical Ecology, Epidemiology & Evolution; Quantum Mechanics; Electromagnetism & Special Relativity
Statistics and Mathematical Finance stream: Generalised Linear Models; Decision Theory & Bayesian Statistics; Mathematical Finance in Discrete Time; Mathematical Finance in Continuous Time; Multivariate Data Analysis; Time Series
The main focus of your final year is your individual project. You'll investigate a mathematical topic independently, and present a clear account of your findings.
You'll also take option modules. Our wide range of choices includes a directed learning module, which gives you the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice, with guidance from a member of staff.
You will also study four option modules:
Pure Mathematics stream: Commutative Algebra & Algebraic Geometry; Geometric & Analytic Number Theory; Riemannian Geometry; Functional Analysis; Lie Theory; Riemann Surfaces & Algebraic Curves
Applied Mathematics stream: Mathematical Methods in Biophysics; Quantum Field Theory; Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical modelling: nonlinearity, uncertainty, & computational methods; General Relativity; Advanced Mathematical Physics; Mathematical Ecology, Epidemiology & Evolution; Classical and Biological Fluid Dynamics
Statistics and Finance stream: Decision Theory & Bayesian Statistics; Generalised Linear Models; Mathematical Finance in Discrete Time; Mathematical Methods of Finance; Statistical Pattern Recognition; Computational Finance with Python; Interest Rate Modelling; Multivariate Data Analysis; Statistics for Finance & Insurance; Stochastic Calculus & Black-Scholes Theory
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
|UK (home)||International and EU|
The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2023/24 throughout the year.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You'll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
A degree in mathematics helps you to harness the logic and problem solving skills needed to communicate complex ideas. These skills will be invaluable in whichever career path you choose to take.
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics|
|European Baccalaureate||85% overall, with 85% in Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points overall, including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)|
|T levels||We are currently not accepting T Levels for this course unless an additional A Level (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics has been taken.|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||Scottish Highers - BBBB Advanced Highers - A in Mathematics We may also be able to consider three Advanced Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers, where an applicant does not meet the grade requirement through Highers alone. Please contact us to discuss your qualifications.|
|International foundation programme||Foundation Certificate from our International Pathway College or an appropriate alternative.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to three A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Black Access Programme, Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS, YorWay to York. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to two A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken into consideration when you receive your results.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)||6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||169, with a minimum of 162 in each component|
|Duolingo||105, minimum 95 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C / Grade 4|
|LanguageCert SELT||B2 with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert International ESOL||B2 Communicator with a minimum score of 25/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online||55, with a minimum of 51 in each component|
|TOEFL||79 overall, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing|
|Trinity ISE III||Pass in all components|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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