Mathematics, MMath Undergraduate prospectus

Study for a degree in MMath Mathematics at the magnificent maritime campus at The University of Greenwich - number 1 in London for student satisfaction.

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4-6 years full time

6-9 years part time

5-7 years sandwich programme



As a student on the MMath Mathematics, you will learn about a wide range of practical and modern applications of mathematics. The knowledge and skills that you will acquire during the programme are highly valued by employers and will form a sound background for further postgraduate study. The programme will provide a strong grounding in advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical thinking and will cover many modern applications of mathematics e.g. internet security, risk modelling, decision making, finance, social networks and scheduling. You will undertake individual and group research projects. These will be excellent preparation for a career in industry or for further research.

Your problem solving and analytical skills will be developed at all stages of the programme. Furthermore, our active focus on employability will assist you in acquiring important communication and team working skills. Throughout your time with us you will be guided and supported by a dedicated team of lecturers who invest time and effort into making the subject interesting and enabling students to achieve their full potential.


The MMath (Hons) Mathematics has been accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation.


In recent years the Department of Mathematical Sciences has consistently scored very highly on surveys of student satisfaction in the United Kingdom. Our mathematics degrees are ranked:

  • 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within UK's top 5 for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop  your problem-solving and analytical skills
  • To provide you with experience of modern practical applications of mathematics including mathematical modelling in various contexts
  • To assist you in acquiring  expertise in current research tools and techniques
  • To enable you to develop your communication and team-working skills.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

128 UCAS points from at least 2 A-levels including A-level mathematics at grade A or above. GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above are also required.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, such as:

  • Access to HE courses
  • Key Skills Level 2.

You may be invited to interview.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full-time education and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

You may be invited to interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


During the programme, you will be assessed by a variety of methods such as:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project work
  • Oral presentations
  • Report writing
  • Dissertations.

These will be designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of key mathematical concepts, your mathematical skills and your wider skills for employability.


Graduates with problem solving and analytical skills are highly valued by employers in many different sectors. You will develop your skills alongside professional competencies. Recent graduates from our undergraduate mathematics programmes have gained employment in a wide range of fields such as internet technology, the pharmaceutical industry, accounting, banking, the civil service, and teaching. We have graduates who are mathematical modellers, logistics trainees, business analysts, quantitative analysts, statistical analysts, actuaries, marketing executives, operational risk managers, and data scientists.

Furthermore, the MMath Mathematics is ideal for those wishing to pursue a research career either by working towards a PhD or by working in industry. The programme also offers the option of doing a sandwich placement after the second year, providing students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Students in their third year of study also have the option of doing a weekly work placement in a school, which is an ideal taster for those thinking about teaching as a career. We have direct active links with employers and each year some of our successful graduates are invited to return to speak about their careers and experiences.

Specialised equipment

Lecturers provide materials for the courses they teach. We have excellent computer laboratory facilities with a vast collection of general software as well as specialist mathematical and statistical software which is used within the programme. You can also use our award-winning virtual desktop facilities on your own computer, giving you access to all the university software from your home or anywhere with an internet connection.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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