Published: 28 April 2022

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.

1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

Surrey won the award for 'Best University Placement Service' (over 750 placements) for the third year running in 2021. On our renowned Professional Training placement programme you can gain 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.

You can also broaden your horizons by choosing our exciting new 'STEM Education and Public Engagement' which gives you real-world experience of science communication - whether in schools or to the wider public.

3. Take on a research project

As an undergraduate you can get involved in research through summer projects 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

Studying mathematics at Surrey 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.

Meet the Mathematics Admissions Tutor, Dr Stefan Klus.

5. Great job opportunities

Surrey was named 'University of the Year for Graduate Employment' in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Studying maths with us 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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