MATHEMATICS BSC. G100
Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.
Candidates for Honours are required to take: Modules totalling at least 57 CATS credits from List A (including at least 45 CATS of modules with codes beginning MA3 or ST318), and an appropriate number of modules selected from List B, such that the total number of credits from List B and Unusual Options combined shall not exceed 66 CATS (not including Level 7 MA and ST coded modules where Level 7 are 4th year and MSc. level modules).
Certain students who scored a low maths average at the end of the second year will not be permitted to take more than 132 CATS, but will also offered the opportunity to take MA397 Consolidation to improve their chances of securing an honours degree at the end of the 3rd year. This is a decision of the Second Year Exam Board.
MASTER OF MATHEMATICS MMATH G103
Normal Load = 120 CATS. Maximum Load = 150 CATS.
Students are required to take at least 90 CATS from Lists A and C. Although it is not a requirement to take any List C modules in the 3rd year, note that G103 students must take, in their third and fourth years combined, at least 105 CATS from the Core (MA4K8/MA4K9 Project) plus Lists C and D.
Third year students obtaining an end of year average (with adjustment where there is overcatting) less than 55% and/or less than 55% in their best 90 CATS of List A and List C modules, will normally be considered for the award of a BSc. and not permitted to continue into the 4th year.
The second year modules below are available as third year List A options worth 6 or 12 CATS if not taken in Year 2. However, not all these modules are guaranteed to take place every year.Most List A Year 3 Mathematics modules should have a Support Class timetabled in weeks 2 to 10 of the same Term. This is your opportunity to bring the examples you have been working on, to compare progress with fellow students and, where several people are stuck or confused by the same thing, to get guidance from the graduate student in charge. When more than 30 people want to come a second weekly session can be arranged.
It is advisable to check the timetable as soon as possible for two reasons. Firstly, the timing of a module may be unavoidably changed and this page not updated to reflect that yet. Secondly, to guard against clashes. Some will be inevitable, but others may be avoided if they are noticed sufficiently well in advance. This is particularly important if you are doing a slightly unusual combination of options, and if you intend to take options outside the Science Faculty. Pay particular attention to the possibility that modules advertised here as in Term 2 may have been switched to Term 1. Check the Timetable at the start of term.
|Term 1||MA241||Combinatorics||12||List A|
|MA359||Measure Theory||15||List A|
|MA377||Rings and Modules||15||List A|
|MA390||Topics in Mathematical Biology||15||List A|
Unusual (by invite only)
|MA398||Matrix Analysis and Algorithms||15||List A|
|MA3D5||Galois Theory||15||List A|
|MA3D9||Geometry of Curves and Surfaces||15||List A|
|MA3F1||Introduction to Topology||15||List A|
|MA3G7||Functional Analysis I||15||List A|
|MA3H3||Set Theory||15||List A|
|MA3J3||Bifurcations, Catastrophes and Symmetry||15||List A|
|Terms 1 & 2||MA250||Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (weeks 6 to 10, 15 to 19)||12||List A|
|MA372||Reading Module||15||List A|
|Term 2||MA222||Metric Spaces||12||List A|
|MA228||Numerical Analysis (wks 15-19)||6||List A|
|MA252||Combinatorial Optimization||12||List A|
|MA254||Theory of ODEs||12||List A|
|MA257||Introduction to Number Theory||12||List A|
|MA3A6||Algebraic Number Theory||15||List A|
|MA3B8||Complex Analysis||15||List A|
|MA3D1||Fluid Dynamics||15||List A|
|MA3D4||Fractal Geometry||15||List A|
|MA3E1||Groups and Representations||15||List A|
|MA3E7||Problem Solving||15||List B|
|MA3F2||Knot Theory||15||List A|
|MA3G1||Theory of PDEs||15||List A|
|MA3G6||Commutative Algebra||15||List A|
|MA3G8||Functional Analysis II||15||List A|
|MA3H0||Numerical Analysis and PDEs||15||List A|
|MA3H2||Markov Processes and Percolation Theory||15||List A|
|MA3H6||Algebraic Topology||15||List A|
|MA3H7||Control Theory||15||List A|
|Term 3||MA209||Variational Principles||6||List A|
Interdisciplinary Modules (IATL and GSD)
Second, third and fourth-year undergraduates from across the University faculties are now able to work together on one of IATL's 12-15 CAT interdisciplinary modules. These modules are designed to help students grasp abstract and complex ideas from a range of subjects, to synthesise these into a rounded intellectual and creative response, to understand the symbiotic potential of traditionally distinct disciplines, and to stimulate collaboration through group work and embodied learning.
Maths students can enrol on these modules as an Unusual Option, you can register for a maximum of TWO IATL modules but also be aware that on many numbers are limited and you need to register an interest before the end of the previous academic year. Contrary to this is IL006 Challenges of Climate Change which replaces a module that used to be PX272 Global Warming and is recommended by the department, form filling is not required for this option, register in the regular way on MRM (this module is run by Global Sustainable Development from 2018 on).
Please see the IATL page for the full list of modules that you can choose from, for more information and how to be accepted onto them, but some suggestions are in the table below:
|Term 1||IL005||Applied Imagination||12/15||Unusual|
|IL006||Challenges of Climate Change||7.5/15||Unusual|
|Term 2||IL016||The Science of Music||7.5/12/15||Unusual|
|IL023||Genetics: Science and Society||12/15||Unusual|
|Term 1||ST220||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||12||List B||List B|
|ST222||Games, Decisions and Behaviour||12||List B||List B|
|ST301||Bayesian Statistics and Decision Theory||15||List B||List B|
|ST333||Applied Stochastic Processes||15||List B||List B|
|ST339||Mathematical Finance||15||List A||List B|
|ST407||Monte Carlo Methods||15||List B||List B|
|ST411||Dynamic Stochastic Control||15||List A||List C|
|Term 2||ST305||Designed Experiments||15||List B||List B|
|ST318||Probability Theory||15||List A||List A|
|ST323||Multivariate Statistics||15||List B||List B|
|ST329||Topics in Statistics||15||List B||List B|
|ST332||Medical Statistics||15||List B||List B|
|ST343||Topics in Data Science||15||List B||List B|
|ST337||Bayesian Forecasting and Intervention||15||List B||List B|
|ST417||Topics in Applied Probability||15||List A||List C|
The Economics 2nd and 3rd Year Handbook, which includes information on which modules will actually run during the academic year, is available from the Economics web pages.
|Term 1||EC220||Mathematical Economics 1A||15||List B|
|Term 2||EC221||Mathematical Economics 1B||15||List B|
|Term 1||CS301||Complexity of Algorithms||15||List A||List B|
|CS324||Computer Graphics||15||List B||List B|
|CS325||Compiler Design||15||List B||List B|
|Term 2||CS349||Principles of Programming Languages||15||List B||List B|
|CS356||Approximation and Randomised Algorithms||15||List B||List B|
|CS409||Algorithmic Game Theory||15||List A||List B|
|Term 1||PX350||Weather and the Environment||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX308||Physics in Medicine||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX366||Statistical Physics||7.5||List A||List B|
|PX382||Quantum Physics of Atoms||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX384||Electrodynamics||7.5||List A||List B|
|PX390||Scientific programming||15||List A||List B|
|PX392||Plasma Electrodynamics||7.5||List A||List B|
|PX397||Galaxies||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX420||Solar Magnetohydrodynamics||7.5||List A||List B|
|PX425||High Performance Computing in Physics||7.5||List A||List C|
|PX436||General Relativity||15||List A||List C|
|Term 2||PX370||Optoelectronics and Laser Physics||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX387||Astro Physics||15||List B||List B|
|PX389||Cosmology||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX396||Nuclear Physics||7.5||List B||List B|
|PX408||Relativistic Quantum Mechanics||7.5||List A||List C|
|PX423||Kinetic Theory||7.5||List A||List B|
|PX430||Gauge Theories for Particle Physics||7.5||List A||List C|
|Term 2||ES3C8||Systems Modelling and Control||15||List A||List B|
Warwick Business School
Students wishing to take Business Studies options should preregister using the online module registration (OMR) in year two. If students wish to take an option for which they have not preregistered in year two they should register as early as possible directly with the Business School since occasionally the numbers of places on these modules s restricted. More information is available from Room E0.23, WBS. If you start a Business Studies module and then give it up, you must formally deregister with the module secretary. Information for all WBS modules can be found here.
|Term 1||IB253||Principles of Finance I||12 or 15||List B|
|IB313||Business Studies I||15||List B|
|IB349||Operational Research for Strategic Planning||12||List B|
|Term 2||IB211||Simulation||12 or 15||List B|
|IB217||Starting a Business||6||List B|
|IB254||Principles of Finance II||12 or 15||List B|
|IB314||Business Studies II||15||List B|
|IB352||Mathematical Programming III||15||List B|
|IB3A7||The Practice of Operational Research||12||List B|
|Term 1||PH210||Logic II: Metatheory||15||List B||List B|
Centre for Education Studies
Note: we advise students to take this module in their second year rather than third since it involves teaching practice over the Easter vacation which may interfere with revision for final year modules examined immediately after that vacation.
|Term 2||IE3E1||Introduction to Secondary School Teaching||24||List B|
The Language Centre offers academic modules in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish at a wide range of levels. These modules are available for exam credit as unusual options to mathematicians in all years. Pick up a leaflet listing the modules from the Language Centre, on the ground floor of the Humanities Building by the Central Library. Full descriptions are available on request. Note that you may only take one language module (as an Unusual Option) for credit in each year. Language modules are available as whole year modules, or smaller term long modules. Both options are available to maths students. These modules may carry 24 (12) or 30 (15) CATS and that is the credit you get. We used to restrict maths students to 24 (12) if there was a choice, but we no longer do this.
Note 3rd and 4th year students cannot take beginners level (level 1) Language modules.
There is also an extensive and very popular programme of lifelong learning language classes provided by the centre to the local community, with discounted fees for Warwick students. Enrolment is from 9am on Wednesday of week 1. These classes do not count as credit towards your degree.
The Language Centre also offers audiovisual and computer self-access facilities, with appropriate material for individual study at various levels in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. (This kind of study may improve your mind, but it does not count for exam credit.)
A full module listing with descriptions is available on the Language Centre web pages.
Important note for students who pre-register for Language Centre modules
It is essential that you confirm your module pre-registration by coming to the Language Centre as soon as you can during week one of the new academic year. If you do not confirm your registration, your place on the module cannot be guaranteed. If you decide, during the summer, NOT to study a language module and to change your registration details, please have the courtesy to inform the Language Centre of the amendment.
Information on modules can be found at
After completing the third year of the BSc degree or MMath degree the students will have
- covered advanced material in mathematics, and studied some of it in depth
- achieved a level of mathematical maturity which has progressed from the skills expected in school mathematics to the understanding of abstract ideas and their applications
- investigative and analytical skills,
- the ability to formulate and solve concrete and abstract problems in a precise way, and
- the ability to present precise logical arguments
- been given the opportunity to develop other interests by taking options outside the Mathematics Department in all the years of their degree course.