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Graduate prospects

100% of graduates in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course. (HESA data)

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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).

Courses

Entry year

Financial Mathematics (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

This course provides the ideal preparation for a career in finance, banking and insurance.

Financial Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

This four-year programme features an employability-enhancing paid placement at an organisation of your choice, providing the ideal preparation for a career in finance.

Financial Mathematics with a Year Abroad (BSc)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

This four-year programme features an adventure-packed third year studying at one of our partner universities across the globe.

Mathematics (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

A mathematics degree offers you intellectual challenges and provides the skills in demand for a wide range of careers.

Mathematics (MMath)

Full time, 4 years

If you want to gain a competitive edge in the employment market or prepare for a research career, the MMath degree can help you get on the fast track to your professional goals.

Mathematics and Music (BA)

Full time, 3 years

This Joint Honours degree explores the historic connection between Mathematics and Music. You will enjoy a broad range of Mathematics modules as well as theoretical and cultural aspects of Music.

Mathematics and Music with Year of Study Abroad (BA)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

This Joint Honours degree programme enables students to combine the study of Music and Mathematics with an adventure-packed year studying at one of our partner universities' abroad.

Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Combine statistics and operational research with mathematics on a course carefully tailored to those looking for flexible options and a range of career opportunities.

Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

This four-year degree features an employability-enhancing third year working in a paid role, providing the ideal preparation for a career in operational research and statistics.

Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year (MMath)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This version of the MMath degree features an employability-enhancing third year working in a paid mathematician and/or statistician role.

Mathematics with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

This four-year degree features an employability-enhancing third year working in a paid mathematician or statistician role at an organisation of your choice.

Mathematics with a Year Abroad (BSc)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

This four-year degree features an adventure-packed third year studying mathematics at one of our partner universities across the globe.

Mathematics with a Year Abroad (MMath)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

The MMath degree will help you gain a competitive edge in the graduate employment market or prepare for a research career, all while exploring other cultures and practices on a Year Abroad.

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics (MMORS)

Full time, 4 years

Combine the fields of statistics and operational research with advanced study of mathematics on a course carefully tailored to those looking for wide options and excellent career opportunities.

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement Year (MMORS)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

This five year degree combines the advanced study of mathematics, statistics and operational research with an employability-enhancing third-year working in a paid role.

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year Abroad (BSc)

Full time with year abroad, 4 years

This four-year programme features an adventure-packed third year studying at one of our partner universities across the globe.

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad (MMORS)

Full time with year abroad, 5 years

Combine the advanced study of mathematics, statistics and operational research with an adventure-packed third year studying at a university abroad.

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.

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.

Mathematics student Ben Thomas talks about studying certain modules through the medium of Welsh at the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University.

Studying Maths through the medium of Welsh

Mathematics student Ben Thomas talks about studying certain modules through the medium of Welsh at the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University.

Lecturer Dr Rhyd Lewis talks about how sat navs work whilst introducing some graph theory, and showing how this helps the mapping software used in sat nav systems.

Understanding Sat Navs

Lecturer Dr Rhyd Lewis talks about how sat navs work whilst introducing some graph theory, and showing how this helps the mapping software used in sat nav systems.

Lecturer Dr Maggie Chen talks about her personal experience of choosing to research Financial Mathematics, and how the new type of degree at Cardiff University applies theory to practical problems, including current topics like cloud and data science.

Why choose Financial Maths?

Lecturer Dr Maggie Chen talks about her personal experience of choosing to research Financial Mathematics, and how the new type of degree at Cardiff University applies theory to practical problems, including current topics like cloud and data science.

Dr Ulrich Pennig discusses if/how geometric objects can be deformed into other shapes, and also how Algebraic Topology is relevant for a number of other areas including data analysis, number theory... and football!

What is Algebraic Topology?

Dr Ulrich Pennig discusses if/how geometric objects can be deformed into other shapes, and also how Algebraic Topology is relevant for a number of other areas including data analysis, number theory... and football!

Discover more reasons to choose the School of Maths

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Maths support sessions

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

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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.

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Explore Cardiff University

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

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Student Life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.