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Courses - Mathematics Undergraduate Admissions

Our Degree Courses

In addition to the 3-year BSc and 4-year MMath single-honours degrees in Mathematics, the Department offers three joint degree courses.

The Departments of Computer Science, Physics and Statistics also offer joint degrees with Mathematics

Below we list 9 degree courses which share a large part of the first-year Mathematics Core:

  • Five are administered by the Department of Mathematics. The Maths core is 75% of Year 1 for each of these.
  • Two are administered by the Department of Statistics. 45% of their Year 1 is from the Maths core.
  • One is administered by the Department of Physics. 55% of its Year 1 is from the Maths core.
  • One is administered by the Department of Computer Science. 50% of its Year 1 is from the Maths core.

FIVE DEGREES IN THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Mathematics Single-Honours BSc (UCAS code G100)
This is our popular 3-year degree course in Mathematics. Its flexible structure makes it easy to study a wide range of subjects and to transfer to the other degree courses in Mathematics.

Mathematics Single-Honours MMath (UCAS code G103)
This 4-year degree course is the natural route for students contemplating a mathematical career, or wishing to go deeper into the subject than is possible in the three year degree. The extra year consists of advanced courses, plus a project which gives students a taste of research in mathematics.

Mathematics and Business Studies BSc (UCAS code G1NC)
The first two years of this degree are in common the Mathematics BSc degree. Students progress to a final year in the Warwick Business School provided certain 2nd-year targets are met.

Mathematics and Economics BSc (UCAS code GL11)
This course provides a training in modern economics for students with mathematical aptitude. Students normally transfer to the Economics Dept at the start of their third year after passing prescribed Economics and Statistics modules in their earlier years.

Mathematics and Philosophy BSc (UCAS code GV15)
Year 1 is based in the Mathematics Department, but 30% of your work is in Logic and Issues in Philosophy. In Year 2, you transfer to the Department of Philosophy, but you still study about 30% Mathematics. For more details see the Mathematics & Philosophy web page.

FOUR MATHEMATICAL DEGREES IN THE COMPUTER SCIENCE, PHYSICS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENTS

Important Note: The entry requirements for the following degree courses are determined by the administering department and usually differ from the standard offer set for the above courses by the Mathematics Department.

Discrete Mathematics (UCAS code G190)
This 3 year degree course, based in the Department of Computer Science, focusses on the mathematical structures that are "discrete" (as opposed to "continuous") such as graphs, trees and networks, and applications to algorithms. For more details see the Discrete Mathematics webpage.

Mathematics and Physics BSc (UCAS code GF13)
This 3-year degree course, based in the Department of Physics, is aimed at students with strengths in both Physics and Mathematics (for full details see the Math/Phys Web pages). The 4-year Masters variant leads to the degree MPhys (UCAS code FG31). Transfer to a single-subject degree in Mathematics or Physics is sometimes possible at the end of Year 1.

Mathematics and Statistics BSc (UCAS code GG13)
The Department of Statistics designed this 3-year course for mathematically able students with an interest in statistical applications to modern management and business (for more details, see the Maths/Stats Web Pages). A 4-year Masters option leads to an MMathStat degree

MORSE BSc (UCAS code GLN0)
The Department of Statistics offers MORSE (Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Economics) as a 3-year BSc or as a 4-year MMORSE (UCAS code G0N0) in which students specialise in their final two years in one of four possible streams:

  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • Operational Research, Systems and Statistics
  • Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
  • Statistics with Mathematics
More details can be found on the MORSE Web pages

Transfer between the five courses administered by Mathematics
Because of the common core there is considerable scope to transfer between these courses at any time during the first year. In particular, you can transfer from any of the four joint degrees to a single-subject degree, and also from a single-subject to a joint degree if you have done the appropriate options in the second discipline.

You can transfer from the three-year BSc to the four-year MMath at any time during your first three terms, and you can transfer in the other direction (from the four to the three-year course) until the end of your second year. If there is the slightest chance that you will want to do the four-year course, it is best to apply for G103 on your UCAS form.

Caveat: There is a hurdle for students on the MMath at the end of their second year: to be allowed to proceed to the third year of the MMath, they must achieve a good 2(i) average (at least 65%) on their second-year mathematics modules.

Important Note: All these five courses have the same standard offer and there are no quotas for any of them. Applicants for all of them are treated identically.


Transfer between the five Maths Dept courses and the other four
Transfer between the 5 and the 4 is harder but not impossible. For example, each year, one or two Maths/Phys students who develop a keen interest in Mathematics are allowed to transfer onto G100 because they have done well in the first-year mathematics exams. Occasionally Maths-degree students are allowed to transfer in the other direction provided they have taken a suitable range of Physics options and done well in the exams. Similarly, transfer to MORSE or Maths/Stats is possible (but rare) if the right options have been passed.

 
Graduating Maths Undergraduates