Maths Degree Programmes
Full details can be found in Programme Specifications placed on the QUB website or by clicking on the programme names in the list below.
When viewing the programme specifications for a given programme, scroll down to the bottom of the relevant page for the MODULE INFORMATION table. This table lists all core and optional modules for the programme, and the notes below the table provide additional information on module choices.
The following single honours BSc programmes involving Mathematics are offered
- BSc Mathematics
- BSc Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research
- BSc Mathematics and Computer Science
- BSc Mathematics with Extended Studies in Europe (to be replaced in 2019-20 by Mathematics with French / Mathematics with Spanish
- BSc Applied Mathematics and Physics
- BSc Mathematics with Finance
- BSc Mathematics with Computer Science
- BSc Theoretical Physics
The following MSci programmes involving Mathematics are available:
- MSci Mathematics
- MSci Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research
- MSci Mathematics and Computer Science
- MSci Applied Mathematics and Physics
- MSci Theoretical Physics
Besides being four-year degrees and going deeper, the main difference between these programmes and their BSc counterparts is that the students on the MSci programmes will undertake a full-year double-module Project in their final year (i.e. at Stage 4), in either Pure Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics, or (for the MSOR pathway) in Statistics & Operational Research.
Module summaries for all Mathematics modules can be found here
School of Mathematics and Physics Placements
All students on a Mathematics and/or Physics pathway have the option to take a sandwich year placement before their final year (normally between years 2 and 3 for 3-year pathways but if you are on a 4-year pathway such as an MSci degree you have the option of taking this between years 3 and 4). Completion of the placement scheme will be acknowledged in your final degree certificate with the addition of the words "with placement year".
A prerequisite for starting an eligible placement is completion of a level 2 employability skills module: PHY2010 Employability for Physics or MTH2010 Employability for Mathematics. These modules are identical in course content and are taught as a single class. Physics students take PHY2010, Mathematics students take MTH2010 and joint pathways students can choose either which only affects which appears on their academic record. The module is a 0 CAT point module and is assessed by attendance only. It does not contribute to your degree mark or classification, it only serves as a prerequisite for the placement year. Topics covered include interviews, sourcing placements, CVs as well as some guest employer speakers. Taking the module does not constitute a commitment to do a placement and the module can also be useful just for your own skill development. If you do not pass this module this normally means you cannot do a placement as part of your degree programme. You would have to withdraw for a year if you still wished to do a placement.
It is the student's responsibility to source and secure a placement but the university can offer some support through advertisements on MyFuture and the careers service. Sandwich year fees apply for the placement year itself. See https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/Tuition-fees/ for details. The placement module itself (MTH3099 or PHY3099) does not contribute to your degree mark and is assessed on a pass/fail basis. The module requires completion of a placement portfolio including monthly work diaries and a reflective account of your time on the placement.
Full details of the university study regulations may be found here