MMath Master of Mathematics
 UCAS Course Code
 G103
 ALevel typical
 AAB (2018/9 entry) See All Requirements
About this course
Studying with us means that you’ll benefit from internationally recognised, researchled teaching and a high academic staff/student ratio. You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics and great career prospects (86% of our graduates were in work or study within six months), whether you specialise in pure maths, applied maths, or a mix of topics from the wide range of optional modules we offer.
This fouryear programme offers advanced study of mathematics preparing you for either further study or a career beyond university. Your lectures are complemented by smallgroup teaching that provides you with quality contact time with our world class lecturers – we were ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (REF 2014).
This fouryear programme offers advanced study of mathematics preparing you for either further study or a career beyond university. Your lectures are complemented by smallgroup teaching that provides you with quality contact time with our world class lecturers – we were ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (REF 2014).
Course Profile
Overview
This prestigious fouryear Master of Mathematics programme allows you to develop your interests in pure and applied mathematics, and in greater depth of study than a threeyear programme.
One of the advantages of studying with us is that we offer a great deal of flexibility in what you can study, enabling you to specialise in either pure or applied mathematics, or a combination of these topics. Apart from engaging in study of essential mathematical theory and technique, you will also have the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project in the final year, allowing you to experience the challenge of independent study and discovery. Furthermore this helps you to develop skills that are essential for many future career paths, including experience of report writing and oral presentation.
If you finish your studies with distinction you may want to join our active group of postgraduate students, as the programme is also excellent preparation for a career in research, either in industry or in a university. However research is just one pathway out of the wide range of challenging careers open to Master of Mathematics students.
Course Structure
The first two years run in parallel with the threeyear BSc programme, before more specialised content is covered in the third and fourth year. In these final two years you will learn advanced principles through a huge range of optional subjects, as well as undertaking an independent project.
Year 1
In the first year you will undertake a set of compulsory modules to consolidate a broad knowledge of mathematical disciplines, primarily algebra and calculus. This is supplemented by classes on the applications of mathematics, problem solving and analysis. The skills you gain from these courses will be revisited throughout the degree and should help inform your future module choices.
Year 2
The modules on offer to you are the same as those available on the BSc programme.
As you progress into your second year, you will continue to learn essential algebraic principles through compulsory modules whilst taking a selection of optional modules to suit your personal interests. The optional modules offered change each year but for instance you may choose to study the theory of special relativity or take a cryptography module to see how number theory studied elsewhere can be applied to the theory of coding. In addition, you will be introduced to mathematical software which will be invaluable in your individual fourth year MMath project.
Year 3
At this stage there are no compulsory modules and you will choose 6 modules from a range of approximately 15 offered. Each year the particular topics on offer vary to mirror the research interests of our lecturers. By this stage we anticipate that you will have found the areas of mathematics which most appeal to you, and you will use this year to focus on these topics, laying the foundations for a successful finalyear research project.
Year 4
You will undertake a substantial individual project during your final year, working under the close supervision of a lecturer whose expertise matches your subject. Each of the lecturers proposes project titles covering a very wide range of current mathematical research, but many of our students come up with their own topics in conjunction with one of our lecturers. Recent topics have ranged from â€śThe Mobius function of Finite Groupsâ€ť to â€śThe Aerodynamics of Golf Ballsâ€ť (a topic suggested by the student). The project is assessed through a written report as well as a short oral presentation to lecturers and fellow Masters students on your findings. For the remainder of your final year, you will choose from a range of Masterâ€™slevel modules that explore topics such as lie algebra, fluid structure interaction and mathematical biology. The topics on offer typically change every year.
Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are applied across the different mathematics modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. Most mathematics modules are assessed 80% by examination and 20% by coursework. The coursework component is made up of problems set from an example sheet, to be handed in, marked and returned together with solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests. In Year 4, the research project makes up onethird of the final assessment.
Course Modules 2018/9
Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:
Name  Code  Credits 

CALCULUS AND MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS  MTHA4005Y  40 
LINEAR ALGEBRA  MTHA4002Y  20 
MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING, MECHANICS AND MODELLING  MTHA4004Y  20 
REAL ANALYSIS  MTHA4003Y  20 
SETS, NUMBERS AND PROBABILITY  MTHA4001Y  20 
Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:
Name  Code  Credits 

ALGEBRA  MTHA5003Y  20 
ANALYSIS  MTHA5001Y  20 
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND APPLIED METHODS  MTHA5004Y  20 
FLUID DYNAMICS  THEORY AND COMPUTATION  MTHA5002Y  20 
Students will select 20  40 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS  CMP5034A  20 
TOPOLOGY AND COMPUTABILITY  MTHF5029Y  20 
QUANTUM MECHANICS AND SPECIAL RELATIVITY  MTHF5030Y  20 
Students will select 0  20 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

APPLIED GEOPHYSICS  ENV5004B  20 
APPLIED STATISTICS A  CMP5017B  20 
DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION  ENG5004B  20 
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS  PHY4001Y  20 
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)  NBS4008Y  20 
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (2)  NBS4010Y  20 
INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS  ECO4006Y  20 
INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS  ECO4005Y  20 
METEOROLOGY I  ENV5008A  20 
PROGRAMMING FOR NONSPECIALISTS  CMP5020B  20 
UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMIC PLANET  ENV4005A  20 
Students will select 80  120 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

ADVANCED STATISTICS  CMP6004A  20 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY  MTHE6030A  20 
DYNAMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY  MTHE6007B  20 
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  MTHE6010A  20 
FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS  MTHE6026B  20 
FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION  MTHE6013B  20 
REPRESENTATION THEORY  MTHD6016B  20 
SEMIGROUP THEORY  MTHE6011A  20 
SET THEORY  MTHE6003B  20 
WAVES  MTHE6031A  20 
Students will select 0  40 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS  MTHA6002A  20 
MATHEMATICS PROJECT  MTHA6005Y  20 
MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES  ENV6004A  20 
THE LEARNING AND TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS  EDUB6014A  20 
Students will select 0  20 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

APPLIED GEOPHYSICS  ENV5004B  20 
CHILDREN, TEACHERS AND MATHEMATICS  EDUB6006A  20 
CLIMATE SYSTEMS  ENV6025B  20 
COMBINATORICS AND FURTHER LINEAR ALGEBRA  MTHF5031Y  20 
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  EDUB5012A  20 
KNOWLEDGE SCIENCE AND PROOF FOR SECOND YEARS  PPLP5175B  20 
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING  MTHF5032Y  
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS  CMP5034A  20 
METEOROLOGY I  ENV5008A  20 
OCEAN CIRCULATION  ENV5016A  20 
PROGRAMMING FOR NONSPECIALISTS  CMP5020B  20 
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION  BIO6018Y  20 
SHELF SEA DYNAMICS AND COASTAL PROCESSES  ENV5017B  20 
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
Please note that CMP6004A Advanced Statistics or equivalent is a prerequisite for CMP7017Y.
Name  Code  Credits 

MATHEMATICS DISSERTATION  MTHA7029Y  40 
MMATH PROJECT  CMP7017Y  40 
Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:
Name  Code  Credits 

GRAPH THEORY WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7005A  20 
MATHEMATICAL LOGIC WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7015A  20 
DYNAMICAL METEOROLOGY WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7018B  20 
FLUID DYNAMICS WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7020A  20 
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7021A  20 
CRYPTOGRAPHY WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7025B  20 
MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7032B  20 
FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHD7033B  20 
GALOIS THEORY WITH ADVANCED TOPICS  MTHE7004B  20 
Disclaimer
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (fiveyearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.Further Reading

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Essential Information
Entry Requirements
 A Level AAB to include an A in Mathematics. Science Alevels must include a pass in the practical element.
 International Baccalaureate 33 points including HL 6 in Mathematics and HL 6 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
 Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
 Scottish Advanced Highers BBC to include a B in Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
 Irish Leaving Certificate AAAABB or 4 subjects at H1 and 2 subjects at H2, to include grade A or H1 in Higher Level Mathematics.
 Access Course Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics. Science pathway required.
 BTEC DDM in a relevant subject plus Alevel Mathematics at Grade A. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and Alevel combinations are considered  please contact us.
 European Baccalaureate 80% overall to include at least 85% in Mathematics.
Entry Requirement
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Careerrelated Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:
 IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)
We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:
 International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
 International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering
INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
Interviews
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extracurricular activities.
Gap Year
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
Intakes
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.Alternative Qualifications
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Fees and Funding
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support
Tuition Fees
Information on tuition fees can be found here:
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
How to Apply
Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.
UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for fulltime Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.
The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.
Further Information
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:
Undergraduate Admissions Office (Mathematics)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk
Please click here to register your details online via our Online Enquiry Form.
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.
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