BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Mathematics MMath

MSc  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today – offering exciting job opportunities for skilled graduates.

The MMath programme offers a highly integrated, logical progression from BSc to Master’s level. Study for a further year (at Level 4) and bring your BSc degree to Master’s standard.

On this course you will study many aspects of pure and applied mathematics, together with general concepts of mathematical modelling. When it comes to the application of mathematics, we cover finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems), numerical analysis (the approximate solution of very hard problems) and mechanics.

At Levels 3 and 4, due to the large range of optional modules available, you will be able to study in-depth those areas of mathematics that particularly appeal to you. For example, you can choose to concentrate on statistics or financial applications or you can maintain a broad approach to the subject as a whole.

Programme description

Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today – offering exciting job opportunities for skilled graduates.

The MMath programme offers a highly integrated, logical progression from BSc to Master’s level. Study for a further year (at Level 4) and bring your BSc degree to Master’s standard.

On this course you will study many aspects of pure and applied mathematics, together with general concepts of mathematical modelling. When it comes to the application of mathematics, we cover finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems), numerical analysis (the approximate solution of very hard problems) and mechanics.

At Levels 3 and 4, due to the large range of optional modules available, you will be able to study in-depth those areas of mathematics that particularly appeal to you. For example, you can choose to concentrate on statistics or financial applications or you can maintain a broad approach to the subject as a whole.

Key Modules

These are some of the areas where a maths degree is highly valued:

  • Finance: banking, accountancy, actuarial, tax, underwriter, pensions, insurance
  • Medicine: medical statistics, medical and epidemiological research, pharmaceutical research
  • Design: engineering design, computer games
  • Science: biotechnology, meteorology, oceanography, pure and applied research and development
  • Civil Service: scientists (‘Fast Stream’, DSTL, DESG), GCHQ, security service, statisticians
  • Business: logistics, financial analysis, marketing, market research, sales oil industry, management consultancy, operational research
  • IT: Systems analysis, research
  • Engineering: aerospace, building design, transport planning, telecommunications, surveying.

 

Module & Subject

Level 1

  • Essential Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematics I
  • Mathematical and Computational Skills
  • Geometry and Applications
  • Computing Projects and Mechanics
  • Probability and Statistics I.

Level 2

  • Multivariable Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematics II and Numerical Methods
  • Algebra and Analysis 
  • Vector Calculus and Applications
  • Operational Research, Probability and Statistics
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Numerical Analysis Project
  • Statistics Project.

Level 3 compulsory

  • Project
  • Complex Variable Methods and Applications.

Level 3 options

  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Encryption and Data Compression
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Statistics III
  • Stochastic Models
  • Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning.

Level 5 compulsory

  • Advanced Project
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Numerical and Variational Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

Level 5 options

  • Probability and Stochastics
  • Option Pricing Theory
  • Financial Computing I
  • Mathematical Theory of Dynamic Asset Pricing
  • Financial Computing II
  • Time Series Modelling
  • Topics in Combinatorics
  • Spectral Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Dynamical Systems and ODEs
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Random Matrix Theory
  • Computer Intensive Statistical Methods
  • Modern Regression and Classification
  • Network Models.

Level 3 Major Project

This is a very valuable feature of this MMath programme – a substantial piece of individual, course-related work, personally supervised by a staff member. Project work accounts for about one third of your Level 3 study load, and will often be connected to staff research areas – it may also be in response to industry demands.

Students usually select from a list of projects offered by staff members. During 2014-15, over 150 project titles were available. These covered a wide range of mathematical areas and applications including, for example:

  • The very famous ‘travelling salesman problem’ (also known as ‘the lazy waiter’!)
  • Simulations of iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma and game theory
  • The mathematics of complex networks such as the web or Facebook
  • Applications of statistics to the Premier League, police complaints data and climate change
  • Modern theories in quantitative finance – in particular, the highly influential financial derivatives (e.g. options) industry. (The ‘Black-Scholes theory’ is most famous for winning a Nobel Prize, and its misapplication is often blamed, rightly or wrongly, for the recent worldwide financial crisis.)

Students can work to their strengths and emphasise real applications or abstract theory, using theoretical and/or computational tools. Furthermore, students who have completed a work placement may choose to focus on a project associated with their work experience.

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    80% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 5 year
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER