Published: 26 May 2020

Five reasons to study mathematics at Surrey

What makes our maths degrees different and what’s the secret behind our graduates’ success? Here we reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your maths degree.

Maths students in lecture theatre
Mathematics students in one of our lecture theatres.

1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

You can take advantage of our renowned Professional Training placement programme and get a year’s valuable work experience with a company like:

  • British Airways
  • Disney
  • IBM
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • McLaren.

Read about student Keryn Landey’s placement experience at Lloyds Banking Group.

2. Teaching informed by research

Our research directly informs our teaching so you’ll learn about cutting-edge topics in mathematics – from string theory to meteorology – from academics who are leading the way in these fields. You’ll also be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules, enabling you to tailor your course to your individual interests.

Read about our latest research news on our Surrey Mathematics Research Blog.

3. Take on a research project

As an undergraduate you can get involved in research through summer projects and integrated placements in industry which will enable you to develop as a mathematician and researcher, take your problem-solving skills to the next level and go deeper into an area you find interesting.

4. Uniquely supportive learning environment

Joining Surrey’s Department of Mathematics puts you at the heart of a small, friendly community which is unlike what you’ll find at some bigger institutions. You’ll benefit from:

  • A personal tutor
  • Small group teaching in your first year
  • Smaller groups in lectures as you choose module options later in your degree.

5. Great job opportunities

Studying maths at Surrey opens up a huge range of career opportunities, not only in science and technology related fields, but also in areas such as actuarial sciences, data analytics, management consultancy, law and business management. Recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Ernst and Young
  • HSBC
  • Virgin Trains.

Discover our courses in mathematics.

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