Subjects

Mathematics

Overview

Mathematics has many faces. It can be challenging, powerful, fascinating, even mysterious - but above all it is useful. Mathematics makes essential contributions to the biological, information and physical sciences, economics, engineering and finance. Mathematics can also be applied to communications, linguistics and genetics. Wherever problems need to be solved, mathematics has a role to play.

Areas of study

Stage I Mathematics courses provide you with a range of concepts, theoretical results and skills in analysis, computation and modelling. Stage II and III courses build on these and help you to acquire a broader base of skills and a deeper understanding of the concepts involved.

You can study Mathematics in the following programmes:

What you will learn

By studying mathematics you will be stimulated and challenged by some of the greatest ideas in the history of human thought. Our stage I courses will provide you with a range of concepts, theoretical results and analytical, computational and modelling skills that may be applied in a wide variety of areas - in biological, information and physical sciences, economics, engineering and finance for example. As you advance to stage II and III you’ll understand more advanced topics, and will acquire a broader base of skills and a deeper understanding of the concepts involved.

Career opportunities

Mathematics develops advanced problem-solving skills and opens up career opportunities in industry or government, computer development, insurance, meteorology, traffic engineering, systems analysis, computer programming, statistics, biometrics or operations research. There is also a demand for mathematics teachers.

More information

Find out more about studying Mathematics as part of a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts.