Mathematics undergraduate courses

Our courses are run in a lively environment where our teaching is informed by internationally-leading research in cutting-edge topics from string theory to meteorology.

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What we have to offer

Summer research studentships

Each year we offer a minimum of two summer research studentships to undergraduate students in the middle years of their course for a period of up to eight weeks during the summer vacation.

These studentships can help students discover whether or not they would be suited to a career in academia or one involving high levels of industrial research. For more information contact Dr Matthew Turner.

Teaching module

We also have a dedicated Mathematics Education module in year three which places students in local secondary schools under the watchful eye of a teacher mentor, giving them first first hand experience of teaching mathematics at this level. For more information contact Jonathan Bevan.

Placement companies

  • AstraZeneca
  • Royal Sun Alliance
  • Allianz
  • HEFCE
  • Brovanture
  • KPMG
  • Xerox
  • PRGX.
  • IBM
  • CERN
  • The Walt Disney Co.
  • Legal and General
  • DSTL
  • Travelport
  • AQA
  • NATS.
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • McLaren
  • Bentley Motors
  • Department of Health
  • VW Group
  • UPS
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Tesco Stores Ltd.

Expected prior knowledge

In your first semester it will be assumed that you have a good knowledge of all the pure mathematics you learned at A-level. There will be some tests on this core A-level material within the first few weeks.

Find a course

We offer a comprehensive range of modular degree courses, the flexible nature of most of these means that you can easily switch between options. All our courses are recognised by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

The enhanced four or five year MMath course offers the opportunity to study at a higher level, and the six month integrated placement scheme gives students the chance to use this high level material in a working research environment.

Find out more about applying to Surrey.