Mathematical Sciences entry route leading to BSc (Hons) (4 year route including a Foundation Year at Carmel College)

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Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: G108
  • Year of entry: 2023

Mathematical Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Mathematics is a fascinating, beautiful and diverse subject to study. It underpins a wide range of disciplines; from physical sciences to social science, from biology to business and finance. At Liverpool, our programmes are designed with the needs of employers in mind, to give you a solid foundation from which you may take your career in any number of directions.

A Mathematics degree at the University of Liverpool is an excellent investment in your future. We have a large department with highly qualified staff, a first-class reputation in teaching and research, and a great city in which to live and work. You will see a broad range of degree programmes at Liverpool - Mathematics can be combined with many other subjects to widen your options even further.

At Liverpool, we are constantly developing our programmes to meet the changing needs of graduates. Our degrees in Mathematics with Finance and in Mathematics and Business Studies are proving to be very popular.

All members of staff teach at many levels, from Foundation Year modules to MSc. For example, some of the more advanced modules are in Chaos Theory, Population Dynamics, Mathematical Economics, Number Theory, Medical Statistics, Relativity, Mathematical Biology, Curves and Singularities, and Risk Management, all given by acknowledged experts in the field.

Five members of the current teaching staff have received the prestigious Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching. The Department is very active in its outreach to schools in the North West. It hosts the Merseyside Further Mathematics Centre, which provides tuition of both AS and A level Further Mathematics to students in the area who are not able to study the subject in their own school. In addition, a Maths Club meets monthly for enriching the mathematical experience of Year 10 and 11 school students. Staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students take part in this and in the master-classes and schools competitions in which we are involved.

There are four divisions in the Department, which reflect the research interests of the staff:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Theoretical Physics

Which degree

All Mathematics-based degrees are valuable and graduates are in high demand from employers. If you already have a clear idea of the career you’re aiming for, you may want to choose one of our career-oriented programmes with Business, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Physics, Modern Languages or Education. If you prefer to keep your options open, a degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences could be for you. Many of our programmes have modules in common and it is often (but not always) possible to transfer between  mathematical programmes  after the end of your first or second year.

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Why Physical Sciences?

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Kate Johnson

Mathematical Sciences MSc (Hons)

Maths at University starts from A level standard, they don't expect you to have done Further Maths. Initially, you will have quite a lot of compulsory modules to get everyone on the same footing. The choice of modules at Liverpool is amazing; you can do statistics, mechanics, pure mathematics, or a mixture of all three, and they offer a range of projects and school placements. The academic staff in the Department are fantastic and their doors are all open if you want to go and talk to them.

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