MMath Mathematics

Entry year
Course code
Tariff points
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Four years full-time, five years sandwich
Full-time; sandwich
Programme leader
Dr Deirdre Toher

Please note we are no longer offering this course to new applicants. If you would like information about our alternative course, please visit the BSc (Hons) Mathematics course page.

Page last updated 3 August 2020


Gain the skills you need to make an immediate impact in career areas such as research, data science, finance, government, health and mathematical modelling.

Accreditations and partnerships:

Why study mathematics?

Mathematics is an important component of human culture. It helps us solve a range of everyday problems.

As well as supporting innovation and progress in science, engineering, technology, finance and economics, it aids organisational decision-making.

We use it to model and predict outcomes - from airport terminal design to infectious disease management and network queueing problems.

The demand for skilled graduates is high and the work is varied and interesting.

Why UWE Bristol?

MMath Mathematics equips you with knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical methods and the skills to use them in today's complex world.

Develop computational expertise, coding skills, physical and biological modelling skills. Become adept at statistical analysis and research.

Apply your knowledge to a variety of real-world problems through industry case studies and project work.

Take a placement year and gain valuable experience, benefitting from the insights and perspective this brings.

The final master's-level year provides a deep understanding of relevant concepts and reflects the research interests of mathematics staff.

The course provides an excellent preparation for a research-based career or for going on to doctoral study.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate you'll have solid mathematical knowledge and well-rounded professional skills.

Step into a variety of roles across sectors including research, data science, finance, economics, health, the Civil Service, logistics, mathematical and statistical modelling.



The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Sets, Functions and Linear Algebra
  • Calculus and Numerical Methods
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • Modelling and Optimisation.

Year two

You will study:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Algebra, Combinatorics and Graphs.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Complex Variables
  • Operational Research
  • Coding Theory and Applications.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Third year

You will study:

  • Dynamical Systems
  • Numerical Analysis.

Plus, one optional module from:

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project A
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project B.

Plus, optional modules from (the number depends on credit requirements):

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Applied Algebra and Geometry
  • Decision Modelling.

And one optional module from:

  • Statistical Research Methods
  • Multivariate Statistical Modelling.

Final year

You will study:

  • Data Science
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Networks and Graphs
  • Mathematical Sciences Case Studies.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Our lecturers always score highly in the National Student Survey and receive high praise for their approachability, friendliness and enthusiasm.

Learn through lectures, tutorials, pc-lab workshops, flipped-class sessions, group work exercises, seminars and practice-based learning.

Attend talks from industry practitioners and gain insight into real-world practices, challenges and issues.

Work independently for the majority of the course, with group coursework scheduled for years one and two.

Visit our espressoMaths drop-by station for daily support and advice on an informal, one-to-one basis.

Weekly MathsArcade sessions are a forum for students and staff to meet and discuss issues arising from particular modules, from the course as a whole, and from mathematics in general.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

Lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, group project work and tutoring account for 12 hours of contact time each week.

As a full-time student, we expect you to spend at least the same time again studying independently and preparing for assessments.


You can expect to be assessed through a mix of exams and coursework.

You'll also be assessed through written and oral presentations of case studies and project work. Some modules also use online e-tests as a part of their assessment process.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year


Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). 


Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

Regional organisations like the Office of National Statistics (ONS), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and TSB Bank often provide work placements for our students.

Your placement will show you how to apply theory, analyse large datasets and use industry software.

Get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

Study in modern facilities and access excellent resources throughout your course.

Conduct group work or individual study in our Mathematics Resource Centre, a dedicated space for maths and statistics students.

Analyse data, run simulations and solve problems using industry-standard software in our large computer labs.

Discuss subject and course-related issues and ideas with students and staff at weekly MathsArcade sessions.

A mix of traditional and hands-on learning environments helps you quickly take on essential knowledge and skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.


Careers / Further study

This integrated Masters degree course will provide you with the knowledge and skillset needed to embark on a career in research or commercial organisations.

The Masters level content faces towards careers involving the use of large or complex data sets either in the modelling of physical systems or the processing and analysis of data within business or government organisations.

Through developing advanced computational skills, you'll be well placed to compete for roles in IT and related areas where the ability to develop and implement algorithms and software are highly valued.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Supplementary fee information

Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.

You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the five year course and then transfer to the four year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.

Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.

Learn more about funding.

Additional costs

This refers to items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 128
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Grade B/5 or above in Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit
  • A-level subjects: Grade A or A* in Mathematics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Distinction 3.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: To include a Merit in one of the following; Further Engineering Mathematics, or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units you are taking in your application. For further advice on acceptable units please email us.
  • Access: 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics.
  • Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum Grade of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for BSc(Hons) Mathematics or BSc(Hons) Mathematics (with Foundation Year).

International applicants

For country specific entry requirements please find your country on the Country Information pages. If you are an international student and do not meet the academic requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

If you are applying to study at UWE Bristol and require additional support to meet our English language requirements, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.

Read more about entry requirements.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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