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 core areas of mathematics, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to be successful in a variety of careers and further study.
In Stage 1 you will gain an excellent understanding of pure, applied and statistical mathematics, laying a strong foundation for the advanced material covered later. In Stages 2 and 3, you will have the flexibility to choose from optional modules, allowing you to tailoring your studies to your mathematical interests.
As you progress through the degree you will gain academic independence, moving from small-group tutorials in Stage 1, through to academic peer support sessions in Stage 2, finishing with an optional independent project in your final year.
This degree can be taken with an incorporated Foundation Year or Year in Industry. Talented mathematicians can also apply to study on our four-year MMath programmewhich includes a year of Master’s-level study in Stage 4.
This degree will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees.
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Year in industry
You have the option to take this programme with a year in industry. For more details, see Mathematics with a Year in Industry.
If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take a four-year degree with a foundation year. For more details see Mathematics including a Foundation Year.
This programme can be taken as a four-year degree with a year of Master's-level study in Stage 4. Our MMath programme gives you the opportunity to explore more advanced topics, which draw on the highly rated research expertise of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. For more details, see MMath Mathematics.
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.