Taught course

Modern Applications of Mathematics

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mathematics.

We will also consider those with an undergraduate degree in physics or engineering provided there is a substantial mathematical component.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Train in the methods and techniques needed to apply mathematics to the real world. Gain exposure to different disciplines and industries.

You’ll study interdisciplinary applied mathematics and modern scientific computing, with an emphasis on problem solving. You will gain an understanding of different disciplines and industrial problems. The course links mathematics with engineering, biology and other sciences, and gives students direct contact with industry.

You will develop an awareness of modern applications of mathematics in an interdisciplinary environment. You will get professional level training in mathematical methods, mathematical modelling, scientific computation and other applied techniques, combining both theory and applications.

The course specialises in interdisciplinary applications of mathematics, notably in industry and mathematical biology. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a wide scope of interdisciplinary units, ranging from astrophysics over cryptography to computational chemistry.

You can choose to do a three month project which can be linked to industry or a six month work placement with a company. The placement route offers a chance to experience first-hand how mathematics can be applied in industry.

You will benefit from the close interactions that the department has with many industrial companies, who come and work with students and help to run projects.

Our graduates have gone on to further research in Lausanne, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, and have taken up academic posts in Malaysia, Sweden, Germany, Canada, US and in the UK.

Recent employers of Bath graduates include British Aerospace, Network Rail, Pfizer, Barclays Capital and Powergen.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115