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Mathematics (MMath) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry

The four-year MMath shares the same core as our BSc but enables you to explore in greater depth areas of interest, both through specialized fourth-year modules and via a substantial Research or Maths-in- Action project.

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This challenging degree offers unparalleled flexibility. You will be taught by world-leading researchers in a supportive environment. Our graduates are rigorous thinkers with advanced analytical, problem solving and computing skills that can be applied across many career settings.

Pure Mathematics modules combine the work of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, while Applied Mathematics addresses real-world problems in biology, computing, climate science and finance. Flexible options enable you to explore in depth your love of mathematics, while studying other subjects you enjoy. Optional modules cover the entire range of mathematical sciences, including algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, pure and applied analysis, differential equations, and applications to physical and life sciences.

1st year: 8 core modules (75% of normal load), 2nd year: 5 core modules plus essay (55% of normal load) and 3rd year: no core, but do at least 50% maths. The remaining modules can be chosen from mathematics or one of many subjects.

Students must do at least 75% maths each year.

Most of our teaching is through lectures delivered by a member of academic staff. Undergraduates usually take four or five modules in each of Term 1 and Term 2. Term 3 is mostly for revision and examinations. Each module is usually taught in three one-hour lectures per week. In your first year, you meet your supervisor (a graduate student or final year undergraduate) twice a week to discuss the course material and go over submitted work. In your second and third years, lecture modules are accompanied by weekly support classes. Your personal tutor provides a further layer of learning and pastoral support.

Class size

Lectures vary from 10 to 400. Supervisions and tutorials are typically in groups of five.

Contact hours

Typical contact hours across lectures, seminars, supervisions etc: 18 hours/week during Term 1 and Term 2 (15 hours of lectures and 3 hours of supervisions, problem classes and tutorials).

Most modules are assessed by 85% exam and 15% homework, or by 100% exam. The Second Year Essay, Third Year Essay, and the MMath Project are assessed on the basis of an essay/dissertation and oral presentation.

Weighted 10:20:30:40

We encourage students to consider spending Year 3 at one of 23 European partner universities in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

After Year 2, students can take a year’s placement to experience mathematics in action. The job must be deemed to provide learning experiences related to the degree course. A satisfactory placement leads to the award of a ‘BSc with Intercalated Year’ (and often to a potential job offer after graduation). The maths department is unfortunately unable to help with finding such placements.

A level: A*A*A + STEP (grade 1) or A*A*A* or A*A*AA including an A* in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics

  • IB: 39 + STEP (grade 1) ) with three 6s at Higher Level OR 39 with 7,6,6 at Higher Level to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

  • Applicants are encouraged to sit either the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT), or the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA). Students doing particularly well in either test may receive a reduced offer.

    Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Further Information

  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. We want to make our admissions process as straightforward as possible, so find out more about how to make an application, alongside the latest entry requirements.

Year 1

  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Mathematics by Computer
  • Geometry and Motion
  • Foundations
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Probability A

Year 2

  • Vector Analysis
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Analysis III
  • Groups and Rings
  • Differentiation
  • Second Year Essay

Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

  • Combinatorics
  • Experimental Maths
  • Games Decisions and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Number Theory
  • Metric Spaces
  • Programming for Scientists
  • Theory of ODEs
  • Plus options from other departments such as: Design of Information Structures (Computer Science), Foundations of Finance (WBS), and Introduction to Astronomy (Physics)

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: AIG, BAE systems, Centrica, Derivation Software, PwC.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Actuarial Associate, Computer Games Developer, Cryptographer, Investment Analyst, Operational Researcher.

Entry Requirements
A level:
A*A*A + STEP (grade 1) or A*A*A* or A*A*AA including an A* in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics
39 + STEP (grade 1) ) with three 6s at Higher Level OR 39 with 7,6,6 at Higher Level to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

4 years full-time

Course start date
September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.