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New Curriculum 2023/24

Note that for students commencing their studies before 2022/23, this page is not for you! Please consult the current regulations here.

Optional modules will be similar to those offered in 2022/23 with most 12 CAT modules replaced with 10 CAT versions, and second year physics modules likely to be combined to make 15 or 10 CAT versions.


Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.

Students must take the 5 core modules (total 55 CATS), at least one of the optional core modules (10 CATS), at least one other module from List A (10 CATS) plus other options. If you take both optional core modules then one of those will count towards your List A requirement. List A modules have a high mathematical content.

The Core modules are: MA260 Norms, Metrics and Topologies, MA262 Scientific Communication, MA265 Methods of Mathematical Modelling 3, MA268 Algebra 3 and MA270 Analysis 3. The Optional Cores are: MA263 Multivariable Analysis and MA266 Multilinear Algebra.

Please note that if you wish to transfer to the G103 degree either in your second year, or later in your third year, you must have fulfilled the conditions for that degree this year (see below).


Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.

The first two years are in common with the BSc Mathematics degree course G100 except that in Year 2 students must take both modules that are optional core for G100 and 95 CATS credits from the core and List A combined.

To remain on the G103 course at the second year exam board students must have achieved a weighted average on their best 70 CATS of maths modules (Core and List A modules starting with an MA2 code, but excluding MA262 Scientific Communication) of a good 2.1 standard. The department strictly interprets this to mean 65.0% or above. Experience has shown that students who do not achieve this threshold struggle with the four year degree, and by being transferred to the BSc. have a better chance of achieving a good 2.1 or first class degree and can plan their future better. For students who take 95 CATS of Core and List A, but fewer than 70 CATS of MA2 modules, we would take the average over the MA2 modules that have been taken, and then look at the overall mark profile, including the other List A modules taken, to make a progression decision on a case by case basis.

Please note:4th year MMath students are not be able to take second year modules except as unusual options. It is highly unlikely that MA2 modules would be allowed as unusual so choose your modules this year to take this into account.


Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.

Students must satisfy the requirements for G100 above and, in addition, take IB132 Foundations of Finance (15 CATS) and at least one other 15 CAT IB1xx or IB2xx module from List B. To transfer to the Business School at the end of the second year students must get at least 50% in these IB modules, gain an overall honours mark (40% end of year) and be successfully interviewed by WBS.


Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.

Year 2 consists of 30 CATS of Mathematics core, 60 CATS of Economics core, plus a minimum of 30 CATS from List A. The Economics modules are EC204 Economics 2 (30 CATS), plus either EC226 Econometrics 1 (30 CATS) or EC220/221 Mathematical Economics 1a and 1b (30 CATS). The Mathematics core modules are MA260 Norms, Metrics and Topologies (10 CATS), MA265 Methods of Mathematical Modelling (10 CATS) and MA270 Analysis 3 (10 CATS).

Note, in year 3 GL11 students transfer to the Economics department where overcatting is not permitted and level 1 modules are also not allowed as options.