Undergraduate study


Mathematical Sciences study area

Mathematical Sciences

94% in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction in Mathematics and Statistics (National Student Survey 2016)

Why Choose Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough?

Mathematics is a thrilling and stimulating subject which not only is fascinating to study in its own right but also underpins a great variety of endeavours such as science, commerce and industry.

Our courses are widely respected by employers and open many doors to employment and further study. They equip students with the numerical abilities, logical thinking and analytical skills that are highly valued within a diverse range of organisations.

The difference between BSc and MMath

Our undergraduate courses are designed to ease the transition from school to university level mathematics. The extended course leading to a Master's degree (MMath) is for students seeking a broader and deeper study of mathematics than is possible within three years.

All BSc courses are available as three-year full-time or four-year sandwich courses; the MMath degree is available as a four-year full-time course or a five-year sandwich course.

Mathematics support

The award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre provides a wide variety of printed and online resources and a member of academic staff is available each day to provide one-to-one help.

Career prospects

Opportunities include actuarial work (which involves application of probability and statistics), computing (particularly systems analysis and programming), financial work (accountancy, insurance, banking etc), management (which might involve operational research, a branch of applied mathematics), engineering (for example mathematical modelling and simulation in a design team), scientific research, design and development (perhaps using numerical methods and other techniques of advanced applied mathematics), statistical work (for example, Government departments) and teaching and lecturing.

Recent employment destinations include:

  • Rolls-Royce – Graduate Engineer
  • Certegy - Risk Analyst
  • Bank of America - Treasury Sales Analyst
  • British Gas – Data Analyst

See www.mathscareers.org.uk for more on career prospects for maths graduates.

Professional placement year

All our courses offer the option of a year-long professional placement. A year spent applying your learning in an industrial, commercial or research context gives you valuable work experience and may even introduce you to your future employer.

Study abroad

If you choose one of our sandwich courses, an alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

We currently have exchange agreements with universities in the following countries: : France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Singapore, Japan, USA.