This degree programme allows students to study topics from the areas of mathematics, statistics and computing, and leads to a wide range of career options. It provides students with a solid foundation in the three areas, enabling them to expand knowledge and skills in the field that best suits their strengths and interests, as well as enhancing their employment opportunities on graduation. The opportunities to either specialise or to broaden out increase as the degree progresses, and in the final year students may select courses from a wide range of options. These include many of our other degrees in statistics and mathematics. For the computing part of the degree, students take courses onadvanced algorithms and numerical methods and software for partial differential equations.
In response to increased interest by students wishing to pursue a career in teaching, we have developed new final-year courses, including Mathematics in Society, Issues in Mathematics Education, and the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme. In particular, the Ambassador Scheme aims to encourage and nurture a new generation of mathematicians and gives students the opportunity to gain classroom experience as one of their final-year options.
Graduates can find employment as programmers in accountancy and banking, statisticians in insurance, software engineers or mathematical modellers in industry. There are also opportunities in academic and industrial research, banking, actuarial work and management. In addition, there is a national shortage of mathematics teachers, and careers in education are possible.