Mathematics at Aston

The Mathematics Group at Aston University provides undergraduate training in the broad area of mathematics within the School of Engineering & Applied Science. We also offer Joint Honours Mathematics courses together with the Aston Business School. Our Mathematics programmes are designed to meet the future intellectual and employment needs of a technologically-aware society. While covering core topics in classic mathematics at undergraduate level, the programmes are further complemented by optional topics in applied and applicable mathematics, which are in growing demand from industry and businesses. This includes, for instance, mathematical modelling, machine learning, finance, and various aspects of data analysis.

Our programmes capitalise on cutting-edge research carried out within the group in the fields of 'machine intelligence', statistical inference, control, signal processing, coding and communication, complexity, mathematical biology, fluid dynamics and turbulence, nonlinear stochastic equations, neural networks, and information processing.

In the first and second years your study incorporate and consolidate fundamental mathematical knowledge. The final year allows you to choose specialist options, steering the emphasis of your degree. The chosen topics can be more industry oriented, focusing on the applications of mathematics to finance, data science and data modelling, or concentrating on the more traditional mathematics subject areas.

Over the course of your degree, you will receive training in:

  • differential equations, which are vital to the modelling of many real problems
  • obtaining approximate solutions to questions which cannot be resolved by analytical mathematical methods
  • the use of probabilistic methods for inference and pattern analysis
  • the underlying concepts in analysis and algebra
  • the relevance and importance of researching chaos
  • the development of state of the art mathematical techniques

To explore some of the applied topics in Mathematics which relate to the distinctive features of our programmes and research activities please click the links below

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