MMath, Full-time With Time Abroad
, Duration: 4 Years
Our prestigious four-year Master of Mathematics degree programme will allow you to delve deeper and really develop your interests in pure and applied mathematics.
You'll spend your third year studying advanced mathematics modules at one of our partner universities overseas. It's a fantastic experience personally, socially and culturally, and it will also give you the chance to study in a department where different aspects of mathematics are taught. Plus it's a great way to build contacts and show future employers your resilience and adaptability.
One of the key advantages of studying with us is that our flexible course format will enable you to decide whether you want to focus on pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or a combination of the two. And – as well as engaging in the study of essential mathematical theory and technique – you'll have the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project in your final year.
The first two years of our Masters course run in parallel with our three-year BSc programme, with more specialised content being covered in your third and fourth years. In these final two years you will learn advanced principles through a huge range of optional subjects, as well as undertaking an independent project.
The first year will develop your skills in calculus and other topics you may have covered at A-level, such as mechanics and probability. Modules on problem solving and how to present mathematical arguments will encourage you to develop ways of tackling unfamiliar problems while also providing an opportunity for group working. And modules on algebra and analysis will introduce important new concepts and ideas, which you will use in following years.
As you progress into your second year, you will continue to learn essential algebraic principles through compulsory modules while also taking a selection of optional modules to suit your personal interests. In addition, you'll be introduced to mathematical software, which will be invaluable in your individual fourth year MMath project.
During this year you'll also discuss and plan where you would like to study in your third year with our overseas study coordinator.
After developing a broad mathematical knowledge during your first two years, you will spend your third year studying at one of our university exchange partners in another country.
We have particularly strong links with institutions in North America and Australia. In recent years students have spent their year abroad in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, San Francisco, Arizona and Colorado, but other locations are also available. We will take into account your field of interest and placement preferences, and do our best to place you at the university of your choice.
You will undertake a substantial individual project during your final year, working under the close supervision of a lecturer whose expertise matches your chosen subject. Each of our lecturers will propose project titles covering a wide range of current mathematical research, but some of our students choose to devise their own topics in conjunction with one of our lecturers.
Recent topics have ranged from '€œThe Mobius function of Finite Groups'€ to '€œThe Aerodynamics of Golf Balls'€ (a topic suggested by the student). In order to be assessed, you'll submit a written report on the project, and you'll give a short oral presentation on your findings to your lecturers and fellow Masters students.
Besides your individual project, your studies will focus on Master's-level modules that explore topics such as lie algebra, fluid structure interaction and mathematical biology. As with years two and three, the optional modules offered in your final year usually change every year.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**
In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in a number of maths topics such as calculus, set theory and complex numbers. While some topics will follow on from your A-Level studies, others will be completely new. As your studies progress, you will be able to choose from a range of modules such as Combinatorics, Mathematical Biology and the History of Mathematics. Your third year will be spent abroad, either at a North American or Australian university. In your final year, you will complete an individually supervised research project which you can tailor to your own interests.
Application deadline details:
UEA has a great atmosphere which makes both studying and socialising easy. The facilities on campus range from the library to the bar and from shops to accommodation which means that it is possible to live on campus without venturing away but at the same time the city of Norwich is a lovely place to explore. The university had the largest natural environment in the UK which includes a lake and woodlands which are relaxing to explore.
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £15,600
Connect with other students interested in this course
Stay ahead of the uni application process by connecting with students who are applying to this uni. Keep up to date with who is getting interviews, when they receive offers and if they have accepted a place.