The first year develops the basic techniques in mathematics, statistics and computing that you will need in later years. It also provides an introduction to business, finance and economics through modules given by the Birmingham Business School.
- Real Analysis - 20 credits
- Algebra & Combinatorics 1 - 20 credits
- Vectors, Geometry & Linear Algebra - 20 credits
- Sequences and Series - 10 credits
- Probability & Statistics - 10 credits
- Introduction to Management and Marketing - 20 credits
- Introduction to Economics and Finance - 20 credits
The second year introduces you to some of the more advanced areas of business mathematics, such as linear programming, allowing you to develop your particular strengths and interests in the third year. You also take modules in financial decision making, marketing and human resource management.
Select one of the two modules marked (*) and one of the two modules marked (**) of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits:
- Differential Equations *
- Statistics *
- Human Resource Management **
- Marketing and New Technology **
The third year involves a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. You study topics such as game theory, mathematical finance, heuristic optimisation and supply chain management. All modules 20 credits.
- Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimisation
- Strategic and Innovation Management
- Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making
- Corporate Finance and Supply Chain Management
Choose 40 credits of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits, subject to timetabling restrictions and necessary pre-requisites.
In the final year of the MSci you take high-level modules in management mathematics and business. Integral to the fourth year is the large project module, which you study under the guidance of an individual supervisor. Here you might choose to undertake advanced theoretical work or tackle a real-world problem by analysing data provided by companies; the latter offering excellent employment contacts and possibilities.
Choose 40 credits of options. Example optional modules:
- Graph Theory - 20 credits
- Applied Statistics - 20 credits
- Methods in Partial Differential Equations - 20 credits
- Continuum Mechanics - 20 credits
- Mathematical Finance - 20 credits
- Number Theory - 20 credits
- Combinatorics and Communication Theory - 20 credits
- Multicriteria Decision Making - 10 credits
- Nonlinear Programming II - 10 credits
- Further Mathematical Finance - 10 credits
- Group Theory and Galois Theory A & B - 20 credits
- Medical Statistics - 20 credits
- Conic Optimisation - 10 credits
- Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics - 20 credits
- Numerical Methods II - 10 credits
- Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications - 10 credits
- Mathematical Biology I - 10 credits
- Mathematical Biology II - 10 credits
- Advanced Topics in Combinatorics A - 10 credits
- Advanced Topics in Combinatorics B - 10 credits
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.