Mathematical sciences
As a student of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Plymouth, you will explore profound and beautiful ideas and understand how they can be applied to the key challenges facing us as we progress further into the 21st century. At the same time you will develop both your logical and creative thinking. This combination of skills is one of the reasons why mathematicians are so valued in today's economy. Learn in a research rich environment, supported by active researchers in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Theoretical Physics, with strong national and international links.

Undergraduate study

We offer a range of Mathematics degrees, including Mathematics with other subjects. These courses feature a common first year so you acquire a mastery of the fundamental skills that characterise a mathematician. This also permits great flexibility: as your knowledge and understanding deepens, you are able to follow your interests and, if you wish, transfer between our mathematics degrees.

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year

Do you have a passion to study mathematics, but lack the normal entry requirements for one of our honours degrees? Perhaps you've shown evidence of good academic potential, but don’t have sufficient qualifications or have been out of formal education for a while. This four year degree route incorporates a foundation year, which will develop your skills in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and some computer programming.

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Many objects in nature, from blood vessels in your body to flowers and vegetables, take on a fractal structure. These mathematical structures are investigated in your degree.

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Why Plymouth?

  • 6 78% of research outputs graded as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF, 2021)
  • 6 Supportive and passionate academics
  • 6 Extensive placement opportunities
  • 6 The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) accredited degrees
  • 6 100% agree that "staff are good at explaining things" in the 2022 National Student Survey

Postgraduate study

We offer a range of postgraduate study opportunities including taught masters and research degrees, delivered in a research active environment where 78% of research outputs were graded as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the REF, 2021.
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Athena Swan Bronze

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award in October 2020 which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.