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Our internationally recognised research helps to inform our portfolio of intellectually exciting and flexible degrees, allowing you to follow your mathematical interests as you develop your professional and mathematical skills, preparing you for a variety of exciting careers.

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Why study with us

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Flexible degrees

Our degrees provide a solid foundation in the basics of mathematics before allowing you to tailor your learning experience to suit your interests and career ambitions, giving you flexibility in choices before deciding on your preferred options at the start of year two.

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Student satisfaction

According to the most recent National Student Survey, 100% of students on MMath Mathematics were satisfied with their course.

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Accredited degrees

All of our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

I really liked the freedom of the course and they have really good opportunities to study and work abroad. My best experience was living and working in France and Switzerland; six months working at CERN where they have the Large Hadron Collider. I cycled to work every day looking at Mont Blanc – it was amazing.
Alumni Rhys Ward, BSc Mathematics and its Applications with a Professional Placement Year

Our talks

Studying Maths at Cardiff University

Our staff and students have put together a number of different videos to guide you through various aspects of what it is like to be a student here at the School of Mathematics. We hope to give you a real flavour of what you can expect as a maths student at Cardiff University, and to answer many of the questions you may have as you consider which choice of University is right for you.

In this first video, Director of Recruitment and Admissions Dr Jonathan Gillard talks you through everything you need to know about studying mathematics at Cardiff University, including information about our School, degrees, learning environment and the support available.

Join Dr Rob Wilson as he takes you through a fascinating taster lecture to illustrate how some relatively straight forward ideas from pre-university mathematics, can very quickly be developed and built upon to lead to a world of infinite possibilities.

Taster lecture: From Simple Sequences to Serious Maths

Join Dr Rob Wilson as he takes you through a fascinating taster lecture to illustrate how some relatively straight forward ideas from pre-university mathematics, can very quickly be developed and built upon to lead to a world of infinite possibilities.

Find out more from our Director of Recruitment and Admissions Dr Jonathan Gillard about the Work Placement Year, and the Year of Study Abroad at the School of Mathematics.

Work Placement Year and Year of Study Abroad

Find out more from our Director of Recruitment and Admissions Dr Jonathan Gillard about the Work Placement Year, and the Year of Study Abroad at the School of Mathematics.

Former student Timothy Ostler who graduated BSc Mathematics last year, talks about his experiences of studying with us and gives you an insight into what life is like for a student at the School of Mathematics.

Alumni video by Timothy Ostler

Former student Timothy Ostler who graduated BSc Mathematics last year, talks about his experiences of studying with us and gives you an insight into what life is like for a student at the School of Mathematics.

A group of academics - including former BSc students who are now studying for their PhD - from the School of Mathematics present a video on the diversity of mathematics in the department, and more specifically how they use applied mathematics to answer biological questions and solve problems.

Diversity in Mathematical Biology

A group of academics - including former BSc students who are now studying for their PhD - from the School of Mathematics present a video on the diversity of mathematics in the department, and more specifically how they use applied mathematics to answer biological questions and solve problems.

Dr Matthew Pugh, Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics, presents a taster lecture on how a simple maths problem can have an incredibly beautiful solution.

Mandelbrot Set Taster Lecture: The Complex Plane: From the Imaginary to the Unimaginable

Dr Matthew Pugh, Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics, presents a taster lecture on how a simple maths problem can have an incredibly beautiful solution.

Dr Gandalf Lechner, Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics, gives an impression of what university-level maths is like, with an example of how maths can appear in unexpected places and lead to the study of structures and patterns much like solving a puzzle.

Visual Mathematics: Braids and Knots Taster Lecture

Dr Gandalf Lechner, Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics, gives an impression of what university-level maths is like, with an example of how maths can appear in unexpected places and lead to the study of structures and patterns much like solving a puzzle.

Maths support sessions

Get extra help and support in our weekly maths drop-in sessions.

New building for School of Maths

Our brand new purpose-built facility shared with the School of Computer Science and Informatics will be finished Autumn next year.

Focus on employability

Make the most of our excellent links with industry and regular careers events within the School.

Join our community

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Fantastic free resources for A level Maths students

The Further Maths Support Programme Wales (FMSPW) has launched a Covid-19 offer to help support students to continue studying Mathematics from GCSE to A Level and beyond.

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Explore our undergraduate courses for 2020 and 2021 entry.

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