In an increasingly data driven world, the study of mathematics is a subject growing in popularity. Whether you wish to pursue a dedicated mathematics degree, or as part of another university subject in a dual-honours capacity such as business, engineering or computer science, skilled mathematicians will find of transferable value from their degree in a wide variety of sectors.
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You can learn more about the five best* universities to study mathematics in the UK below. If you wish to apply, or have any questions about studying in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK today.
Top Five UK Universities for Mathematics
1. University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is considered the best university in the UK to study mathematics and a three-year BA at undergraduate level and four-year MMath at postgraduate is available for students to study. Both courses are highly regarded with the employability of graduates of both degrees extremely high.
Mathematics at Oxford embraces the power and diversity of the subject by “combining its pure and applied mathematicians in one department and one building, ensuring collaborations both within and beyond Oxford.”
2.University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge mathematics department aims to “train the next cohort of mathematicians for academia, education, science, industry, business and society.” Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available for students to apply for.
A Cambridge degree in mathematics will help you go far - the demand for Cambridge graduates of any kind is great, but sectors in business, finance and physics are always keen on a Cambridge mathematician.
3. University of St Andrews
The School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of St Andrews offers a variety of undergraduate courses in applied, pure and statistics mathematics, as well as a range of MSc programmes at postgraduate level.
St Andrews’ degrees in statistics have been accredited by the Royal Statistical Society in recognition of the “breadth, depth, quality and foundation”, whilst the University consistently rank in the top five in the UK for the quality of their teaching.
4. University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth offer a highly flexible BSc (Hons) Mathematics which optional pl placements across a range of sectors including science, engineering, finance, government and medicine.
Mathematics courses are taught by world leading researchers and through optional modules, you can gain additional expertise in areas such as probability, data analysis and statistics, and theoretical physics.
5. Liverpool John Moores University
The BSc (Hons) Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University will “give you the mathematical and statistical knowledge to model, solve and analyse real-world problems.”
Students will have the chance to take a year’s paid industrial placement and strong links with 450 local and national organisations means the knowledge gained from your degree will be put to good use.
*Guardian University Guide 2020 Mathematics Rankings