Mathematical sciences

Why Plymouth?

  • 6 68% of research graded as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF, 2014)
  • 6 Supportive and passionate academics
  • 6 Extensive placement opportunities
  • 6 The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) accredited degrees

Which undergraduate course?

Our degrees all provide a strong base in pure and applied mathematics, probability, and statistics. Computing skills are built in from the first year, helping you can solve important, real life problems. There is flexibility to move between degrees should your interests develop. 

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Our most flexible degree gives grounding in modern mathematics. You have the opportunity to carry out an advanced final year project in any field of mathematics.  

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics

Statisticians are in great demand in the modern economy. Students master probability, medical and financial statistics as well as data modelling, and use professional software, such as R.

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education

This degree gives you a high level understanding of mathematics. You will also engage in practice in teaching through a school placement, our outreach programme and a written project on mathematics education theory.

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance

On this degree you will be taught by staff from our Centre for Mathematical Sciences and from Plymouth Business School. Topics include financial statistics, investment management and a project in mathematical finance.

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Theoretical Physics

In this course, you combine advanced mathematics with the study of classical and quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and special relativity. A final year project allows you to spend a third of your final year exploring a high level physics topic in depth. 

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year route gives you the skills to continue on any of our undergraduate degrees with confidence. Please contact us for individual guidance.

Which postgraduate programme?

Taught programmes

MSc Data Science and Business Analytics

This conversion MSc is designed for graduates of many degrees and can significantly boost your employability. It gives you expertise in data science, computing and business.

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.