Mathematics is a complex and exciting field and the MMath Mathematics course is the ideal way to explore this area with great depth and variety. This Integrated Master's degree is a four year programme which combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course.
On this programme you will develop advanced numerical skills. This will give you a deeper understanding and wider versatility in applying your mathematical knowledge to a range of technological, scientific, educational or business areas.
On this course you can:
Mathematical prowess is a highly sought after skill and studying this course will put you in a good position to enter many varying lines of work:
Find out what our students say about studying at Portsmouth, including:
In year one, the core units you will study include Fundamental Calculus, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Foundations, Mathematical Models, Computational Mathematics and an Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods.
Core units you will study in the second year include Maths Graduates, Intermediate Calculus, Real and Complex Analysis, Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.
Your third year includes a Project, as well as core units in PDEs and their Applications, Advanced Analysis and Nonlinear Dynamics. Options to choose from include Stochastic Processes, History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Undergraduate Ambassador and Institution Wide Language Programme.
In your postgraduate year you will complete a Dissertation, as well as core units in Advanced Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Modelling, Fluid Mechanics and Scientific Computing and Data Analytics.
You have the option for a year-long placement. As part of the Faculty of Technology, the department and the course enjoys the support of a dedicated Student Placement office and all students are encouraged to undertake a placement.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
Staff research is at the forefront of the discipline and we are dedicated to teaching with the optimum range of learning and teaching methods, including the application of technology enhanced learning.
The time you spend in teaching activities may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year typically spent their time as follows:
Assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the course will take various forms, including ongoing continuous assessment, other forms of coursework and both in-class tests and examinations.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
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Access our modern computing laboratories equipped with a wide range of powerful hardware and software, including multimedia applications. After the necessary training, you will be able to use the computer algebra package MAPLE and the numerical methods and matrix algebra package MATLAB. These are just a few of the programs that will facilitate your learning and bring the subject to life.
Drop in any time and get one-to-one help with that tricky maths or stats problem. With handouts on key topics to take away and computer-aided learning packages, we can get the problem solved and help you improve your numeracy skills.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
There are extra costs associated with studying, which you will need to consider when planning your expenditure.
If you wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow from the University Library, the average price is £50-£60. You may be studying up to 6 units a year, each with a standard recommended text.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for costs of photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
Final year project:
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose to develop.
Six months after graduating the majority of mathematics graduates are in employment. The MMath’s integrated advanced study may open further opportunities in fields such as operational research, medical statistics in pharmaceutical companies, meteorology and engineering design. The course can also enhance prospects for PhD study opportunities which help employability in these areas and for pursuing an academic career
As part of the Faculty of Technology, the department and the course enjoys the support of a dedicated Student Placement office and all students are encouraged to undertake a placement. It has been proven that placement not only enhances employability but also supports higher achievement levels for students.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
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To apply, you'll need this course's UCAS code, which is at the top of this page, and the University of Portsmouth institution code – P80.
After you apply, we'll invite you to an Applicant Experience Day where you’ll get to speak to lecturers and meet your future classmates.
Come to an Open Day and explore our course facilities, tour the campus and have a look around our halls of residence.
When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.