Mathematical applications have an impact on business, computing, engineering, science and society. Every day, mathematics affects all our lives in the modern world. The subject underlies many others and is useful and fascinating in its own right.
Valuable employment skills
A mathematics degree teaches students how to solve problems and think in a logical and systematic manner. These qualities are valued by many employers and make a wide range of fulfilling careers available. NTU offers a suite of undergraduate mathematics courses that provide our graduates with a range of useful mathematical and transferable skills in order to prepare them for the world of work. Our graduates have gone on to careers in areas that include:
- industrial and commercial mathematics
- software engineering
They have also gone on to become master's and PhD students, as well as starting non-scientific employment such as marketing, human resources, sales and resource management.
For those who wish to take the subject further, we aim to prepare our students for further study in mathematics and instil a love of the subject that will stay with them for life. We strive to excite and inspire our students by giving them the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research projects supervised by members of the mathematics team. This is achieved by means of a number of competitively awarded summer scholarships funded from a mixture of internal and external sources, usually taking place in the summer of the students' second year.
Importantly, our BSc Mathematics and Financial Mathematics courses are recognised and approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. In the final year, all of our courses allow students to follow their interests and tailor their degree through the use of optional modules; these vary from course to course and may include examples such as Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems and Statistical Modelling. Of course, these specialist modules are informed by the expertise and research interests of our members of staff – follow the research link for details.
Outstanding student satisfaction
We are proud of our record of outstanding levels of student satisfaction over many years, achieving an average of 95% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey over the last three years (NSS 2013-2015). Our academic and support staff are friendly and accessible and we strive to offer mathematics with the personal touch! First class teaching facilities are based on NTU's Clifton Campus; these are used to develop our students' skills and specialised knowledge through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and via an optional programme of invited lectures given by former graduates.
Prestigious work placements
We also offer students the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus scheme or to take a 12-month paid work placement. Previous students have worked within leading companies such as BT and IBM or with organisations as varied as General Electric and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. Completion of the placement year gives an additional award of Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
No matter which mathematics degree our students choose to study with us, they will also develop a range of transferable skills that are highly desirable in a variety of professional contexts.
Please contact: Dr Christian Beardah
Academic Team Leader, Physics and Mathematics