Mathematics at Aston

Mathematics is a scientific discipline designed to meet the future intellectual and employment demands of a technologically-aware society. It covers the interface between mathematics and the sciences and engineering and brings in additional aspects of data analysis, pattern processing, and mathematically-oriented internet technologies.

The Mathematics Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University provides the undergraduate teaching and learning experience of mathematics within Single Honours and Joint Honours (together with Aston Business School) courses. We carry out leading-edge research in the broad fields of 'machine intelligence', statistical inference, coding and communication, complexity, nonlinear stochastic equations and information processing.

You are able to choose from Single and Joint Honours courses in mathematics. Depending on your course you will spend from 50% or 67% (for Joint Honours) to 100% (for Single Honours) of your time studying mathematics. In the first and second years, you are taught fundamental and intermediate level university mathematics. The final year allows you to choose specialist options to change the emphasis of your degree. Modules can be more industry oriented, focusing on the applications of mathematics associated with finance, information science and data modelling or concentrate on the more traditional mathematics subject areas.

Over the course of your degree, you will consider:
  • differential equations, which are vital to the modelling of many real problems
  • solving numerical problems using specialist software
  • the use of probabilistic methods for inference and pattern analysis
  • the underlying concepts in analysis and algebra
  • the benefit of research into chaos and dynamical systems
  • the development of modern mathematical techniques 

To explore some of these topics in more depth, click the links below.

At postgradaute level, we offer an MSc Data Analytics, a self-directed taught masters programme, equipping students for a variety of careers in a sought-after discipline.

A short tour of the Mathematics department can be found here.