The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science provides a supportive learning environment with high contact hours per module. Our academic staff are available to advise and support you throughout your studies, helping you to take responsibility for your own learning.
Our degree programme
Mathematics at Kent provides a broad understanding of the subject, which makes it a good base for many careers. You can choose options to specialise in pure mathematics or applied mathematics, with the modules offered reflecting the research interests of our academics.
You study a common core of mathematics in the first year. Our modules cover all aspects of mathematics including geometry, algebra, calculus and mathematical modelling, proofs and numbers, elementary probability theory, statistics and business economics.
In the second and final years, you move on to cover abstract, analytical and computational techniques. This allows you to specialise in areas such as non-linear differential equations, computational algebra and geometry, financial mathematics, forecasting, design and analysis of experiments, inference and stochastic processes.
Shaun shares his experiences studying BSc Mathematics with a Year in Industry at Kent.
Year in industry
You spend a year working in industry between your second and final year. It gives you invaluable workplace experience, can greatly enhance your employment prospects and puts your academic learning into a real-world context.
You can also take this programme as a three-year degree, without the year in industry. For more details, see Mathematics.
If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take this degree with a foundation year. For more details see Mathematics including a Foundation Year.
You have access to a range of professional mathematical and statistical software such as:
Our staff use these packages in their teaching and research.
The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Student Society is run by students. It aims to improve the student experience for its members, socially and academically. In previous years the Society has organised:
- talks and workshops
- extra revision sessions
- socials and networking events.
- seminars and workshops employability events.
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science also puts on regular events that you are welcome to attend. In the past, these have included:
- seminars and workshops
- employability events.