MMath Master of Mathematics
 UCAS Course Code
 G103
 ALevel typical
 AAB (2018/9 entry) See All Requirements
About this course
Our fouryear integrated Masters course is ideal if you want to take your studies to the next level and prepare to work in academia or research. Going into greater depth than our threeyear BSc programme, it’s a flexible course that allows you to specialise in either pure or applied mathematics, or a combination of the two.
In your final year you’ll take on a substantial research project. This will give you experience in independent study and help develop key career skills such as report writing and oral presentation. So you’ll not only graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics, but with great career prospects too.
At UEA you’ll also benefit from internationally recognised, researchled teaching and a high academic staff to student ratio. Lectures are complemented by small group teaching in your first year and regular workshops in later years, ensuring you get quality contact time with our worldclass lecturers.
In your final year you’ll take on a substantial research project. This will give you experience in independent study and help develop key career skills such as report writing and oral presentation. So you’ll not only graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics, but with great career prospects too.
At UEA you’ll also benefit from internationally recognised, researchled teaching and a high academic staff to student ratio. Lectures are complemented by small group teaching in your first year and regular workshops in later years, ensuring you get quality contact time with our worldclass lecturers.
Course Profile
Overview
Our prestigious fouryear Master of Mathematics degree programme will allow you to delve deeper and really develop your interests in pure and applied mathematics.
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 project is designed to not only allow you to experience the challenge of independent study and discovery, but to also develop skills are essential to many future careers
Complete your studies with distinction you may want to join our active group of postgraduate students, as our Masters programme is also excellent preparation for a career in research – either in industry or within a university. And research is just one of the many challenging career paths open to our Master of Mathematics students.
Course Structure
The first two years of our Masters course run in parallel with our threeyear 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.
Year 1
The first year will develop your skills in calculus and other topics you may have covered at Alevel, 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.
Year 2
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.
The optional modules on offer change each year but in previous years you could have chosen to study the theory of special relativity, take a module focusing on topology, or see how the mathematical theory you’ve already studied can be applied to meteorology.
Year 3
By year three there are no compulsory modules. Instead you’ll choose six modules from a range of approximately 15 that we offer.
The module topics vary each year, mirroring the research interests of our lecturers. By this stage we anticipate that you will have found the areas of mathematics that most appeal to you, and that you’ll use this year to focus on these topics, laying the foundations for a successful finalyear research project.
Year 4
You willundertake 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 “The Mobius function of Finite Groups” to “The 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’slevel 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.
Teaching and Learning
You will be taught by leading mathematicians in their fields. As well as teaching, our academics are actively involved in research collaborations with colleagues throughout the world, examples from which will be used to illustrate lectures and workshops. In fact, over 87% of our mathematical sciences research outputs were judged as internationally excellent or worldleading (REF 2014), so you can be sure you’ll be learning in the most uptodate of environments.
New material will usually be delivered through lectures, which are complemented by online notes and workshops, where you’ll focus on working through examples, either individually or in small groups, under the guidance of lecturers and mathematical teaching assistants.
In your first year you’ll have around 16 or 17 hours of timetabled classes per week, comprised of approximately eleven hours of lectures, five or six hours of workshops or computer lab classes, and one tutorial.
In tutorial groups, you’ll work with your academic advisor and the same six or seven students each week. It’s great way to get to know your fellow students and your academic advisor, who will be there to guide you throughout your degree.
Contact hours are similar in your second year, but with a greater emphasis on workshops, because the best way to truly understand complex mathematical theories is to work through examples with the guidance and support of your lecturers.
In your final two years your formal contact hours will be slightly reduced as you become more independent, but there will be increased emphasis on using the office hours of your lecturers for individual feedback and guidance.
Individual Study
Your final year project will of course best exemplify your independent study but, to succeed at universitylevel mathematics, you’ll need to spend at least as much time on individual study as you spend in classes and workshops throughout your four years. Working through your lecture notes and trying the exercises set will be vital to really understanding the mathematics.
We offer a wide range of feedback to our students. Each lecturer has at least two office hours available each week, giving you the chance to discuss the material in more detail or to get facetoface feedback on exercises you’ve attempted.
Prior to undertaking formal coursework (which will contribute to your module mark), you’ll submit answers to questions based on similar material for comments from the lecturer. The feedback you receive will then help with your coursework.
Assessment
We employ a variety of assessment methods; the method we use is determined by the module in question. They range from 100% coursework to 100% examination, with most Mathematics modules combining 80% examination and 20% coursework.
The coursework component will be made up of problems set from an example sheet, which will be handed in, marked and returned, together with the solutions. For some modules there are also programming assignments and/or class tests.
Optional Study abroad or Placement Year
Depending on your academic progress, you may be able to transfer onto our Masters of Mathematics with a Year Abroad programme at the end of year one.
After the course
Study with us and you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of mathematics – and with great career prospects. And the experience of previous students suggests that completing a substantial dissertation project is viewed very positively by potential employers.
You could choose to enter one of the professions traditionally associated with mathematics, such as accountancy, banking and finance, statistics and data analysis, and secondary or higher education. Or you could follow other graduates into roles in which logical thought and problem solving are important. These include information technology, engineering, logistics and distribution, central or local government, as well as other business areas. Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies by going on to a higher degree.
Career destinations
Example of careers that you could enter include:
 Secondary school teacher
 Cyber Security consultant
 Mathematical modeller in industry
 Accountant
 Data Scientist
 Actuary
Course related costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other courserelated costs.
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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