On the BSc Mathematics and Sport and Exercise Science course you will cover the general range of mathematical material over your three years of study including elements of different aspects of the subject such as Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics for Finance.
The course gives you the chance to explore and understand the number theory that Pythagoras studied, the Financial Mathematics that the highest flyers on Wall Street rely on, and a wealth of other topics reflecting the teaching team's research expertise in probability, analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, noncommutative geometry and algebraic topology.
- 100% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [HESA data 2014/15]
- 18th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
- 91% for overall satisfaction [National Student Survey 2017]
- High employability - we are 6th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2018]
- We are rated as one of the TOP 25 Mathematics departments in the UK, and are within the top third in the world [QS World University Rankings 2015]
- Year in Industry programmes available
- Teaching and research centres on modern applicable mathematics
- Extensive selection of final year projects designed to develop excellent transferable skills
- £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers. (From September 2018)
- Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- Develop the student's ability to use and evaluate logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments.
- Develop, among others, the student's oral and written communication skills as well as their ability to use high-tech communication tools, especially in mathematics.
- Provide the academic qualifications necessary for careers requiring strong mathematical knowledge and experience, and an appreciation of mathematics to sports science.
- Develop an understanding of the design and evaluation of training schemes.
- Produce graduates who can work in the sports industry.
- Knowledge and understanding of the field of sports science and, in particular, the factors which influence participation and personal performance in sports and the methods by which these factors may be investigated
- Knowledge and understanding of scientific methods of enquiry and their applications in sports science
- Competence in the application and execution of laboratory and field methods and techniques for monitoring and evaluating the effects of physical activity on different populations.
The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales.
Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities. There is also the option to study further for a higher degree.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority). Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:
- Academic Staff
- Research Engineer Data Scientist
- Research Analyst
- Client Relationship Manager
- Risk Analyst
- Actuary Trainee
- Data Analyst
- Research Officer
- Graduate Administrator
- Junior Pricing Analyst
- Financial Advisor
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