Undergraduate studies in the Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate courses in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a wide range of stimulating courses in areas of applications of Mathematics. These courses include the BSc degree in Financial Mathematics which combines some Computing with Economics and relevant Mathematics such as Risk Analysis and Stochastic Modelling. We are currently offering up to 10 scholarships annually for UK students studying on one of the undergraduate Mathematics degree programmes.

Professional placements – enhance your career prospects

Brunel has always placed great emphasis on the practical and personal skills that are essential to graduates who want to find a good job.

Earn while you learn

Ease some of the burden of your living costs. Salaries for placements vary but can range from £12,000 to £17,000 per annum.

Improve your degree classification

Placements allow you to develop many skills, ranging from applied skills such as computer programming, testing, analysis and IS support, to transferable skills such as time management, communication skills and team working skills. On top of all this, our research shows that students undertaking a placement perform better academically, in many cases by one degree classification higher.

Enhance your employability

Competition for graduate jobs is stiff. You may need more than a good degree to land the job you want. A year spent in industry, makes you a more appealing candidate for employers. You will develop many of the skills needed for the workplace, and it will show that you have the drive and the initiative to get yourself organised. In fact, many students are offered employment with their placement companies after graduation.

Get a taste of your chosen career

Placements can give you the opportunity to get a taste of what may be your chosen career. Trying out a role during a placement can help you decide if it's really for you before committing to it as a long-term career.

To find out more about professional placements, email Dr Cormac Lucas – cormac.lucas@brunel.ac.uk.


Dr Cormac Lucas
Work Placement Director
Email cormac.lucas@brunel.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)1895 265616


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The Foundation Year (Computing and Maths) – an alternative entry route into Higher Education

Potential students who may not have, or may not achieve, the requested qualifications for the BSc degree courses are encouraged to consider entry to a BSc degree course via the Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year course. This is a foundation (or 'level 0') course that can lead to any of the BSc degree courses offered by the College, subject to requirements set out for you before the course starts. 

Page last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2017