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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.
Our comprehensive tutorial and seminar system will support you throughout your degree.
We're proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards.
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.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your 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.
You will take core modules which may include:
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 will take core modules which may include:
You will choose two streams, each consisting of two modules, from:
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. The precise nature of these modules may change, but the topics currently include:
Pure Mathematics: Algebraic Number Theory, Cryptography, Differential Geometry, Formal Languages and Automata, Galois Theory, Groups and Actions, Lebesgue Measure and Integration, Metric Spaces, Number Theory, Topology
Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics: Complex and Asymptotic Methods, Classical and Biological Fluid Dynamics, Dynamical Systems, Electromagnetism and Relativity, Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Ecology and Epidemiology, Modelling with MATLAB, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Quantum Information, Quantum Mechanics
Statistics and Mathematical Finance: Bayesian Statistics, Generalised Linear Models, Linear Optimisation and Game Theory, Mathematical Finance, Multivariate Analysis, Practical Data Science with R, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Stochastic Processes, Survival 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.
The precise nature of these modules may change, but the topics currently include:
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.
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.
The fees and funding figures below are for 2022/23 entry. If you take a placement year - for example a year abroad or a year in industry - you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year
|UK (home)||International and EU|
UK (home) or international fees? 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.
|Textbooks||Optional additional expense||£250|
|Printing, photocopying and dissertation binding||Included in course fees||£200|
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2022/23 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|
|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: Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS. 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||100 overall, with a minimum of 90 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C|
|LanguageCert International ESOL SELT||B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic||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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