Studying Mathematics at University
"Mathematics is the language of modern science, technology and finance. It is a language that is beautiful and fascinating in it's own right"
Three or four years of single minded, intensive study of Mathematics isn't for everyone - but if you find Maths 'beautiful and fascinating' then studying Mathematics at University could be for you.
Most University courses follow a core first year that typically covers the fundamentals like Calculus Analysis, Linear Algebra and Geometry, Number Theory and Group Theory, Probability, Statistics, Mechanics, Computational Mathematics etc. Fundamentals of Mathematics are usually taught alongside topics such as operational research, statistics and quantitative methods. in subsequent years you will do more specialised units such as Mathematical and Professional Skills, Discrete Maths and Algebra, History and Philosophy of Mathematics , Maths and Operational Research, Modelling and Mechanics, Graph Theory and Applications, Medical Statistics, Topology etc.
Studying a Mathematics degree can develop skills of numeracy, logical thinking and an analytical approach to problem solving. You will also learn to present complex and technical ideas verbally and in writing, and all these skills mean that graduates in Mathematical Sciences are highly sought after.
Where to study?
There are a number of University League Tables that nationally rank Universities as whole as well as by subjects. The most notable three that are published annually are by; The Complete University Guide, The Guardian and jointly by The Times and The Sunday Times. Using these guides there are a selection of institutions with highly regarded Mathematics Departments suitable for anyone who may be serious about studying Mathematics further at University.
For information on other University Mathematics Departments.