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 instill 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.
Outstanding student satisfaction
We are proud of our record of outstanding levels of student satisfaction over many years. 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 undergraduate 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.
Search for a Mathematics course
Take a look at our Mathematics undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
We are interested in investigating applied problems that impact upon lives and society. Our research influences public engagement with science and research, manufacturing processes, product development and health care.
Members of the mathematics team are engaged in collaborative research with various institutions in the UK and abroad, with partners in industry (inuTech GmbH, CDH AG and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd) and also offer consultancy services, for example in the statistical analysis of medical data provided by the NHS (Derriford Hospital, Plymouth).
A wide range of placement partners illustrates the value of our collaborations and also has an important role in informing and influencing our teaching. Our undergraduate students can be found undertaking placements in, for example:
- Government departments (Health, Energy)
- Science and technology companies (Xerox, BAE, HP, BMW, Lubrizol, L'Oreal, UTC Aerospace Systems)
- Finance companies such as GE Money and Experian
- IT giants like IBM and the National Grid.
Research is an important activity to ensure the vitality and health of our academic subjects and underpins the teaching of our courses. Members of the mathematics team are engaged in interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics with applications to biomedical, health and life sciences, engineering, computing and industry, specifically in the following areas of mathematics:
• biomathematics, bio- and neuro-informatics
• industrial mathematics
• quantum information science
• graph theory and combinatorics.
The research of the Biomathematics and Bioinformatics group focuses on the development of novel mathematical and statistical approaches for analysis of data emerging from various disciplines, including biosciences.
The Mathematics Team is comprised of academic staff who are subject experts in all aspects of the field, including pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Many of our staff have achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy status in recognition of their commitment to teaching and continuing professional development.