Learning and teaching

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Our mathematical sciences programmes are delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, guided reading, private study and both supervised and unsupervised practical work that includes mathematical workshop practices as well as more involved projects.

In researching your dissertation, you gain skills and experience that will be valuable to your future career. In undertaking your own research, you will become an independent thinker who can efficiently and effectively work on challenging problems.

The study of mathematics goes well beyond the improvement of a student's numeracy skills - it emphasises the development of strong analytical decision-making, modelling and forward-thinking skills as well as the importance of logical reasoning. Such skills are essential in many domains and are highly regarded by employers. For this reason, a degree in mathematics is held in high esteem in many other professional fields providing opportunities to pursue a multitude of careers.