Applied Mathematics

HONOURS SUBJECT AREA

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers an honours program in applied mathematics for eligible students. The main applied mathematics research areas covered in the honours year are Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems. More detailed information can be found by obtaining the Applied Mathematics Honours Handbook from the School of Mathematics and Statistics honours page.

The honours year

In the statistics honours program, you will undertake a major research project or essay in a specialised area of applied mathematics, under the direction of a supervisor who is expert in your selected topic and can guide you throughout your course. You will submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation, or an essay covering a classical problem of acknowledged importance and mathematical depth with you providing your own critical evaluation. You are also expected to undertake coursework involving attendance at lectures or seminars. Active research areas in applied mathematics include Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems.

Workload and assessment

Full-time students normally attend three lecture courses each semester, for a total of six courses. Each course runs for the \ffirst 12 weeks of each semester, at 2 lectures per week. All six courses will count towards your final assessment. In addition to the courses, you are required to write an essay or project on an applied mathematics topic, under the supervision of a member of sta?ff of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. This is considered to be the major aspect of the honours year. There are usually no formal tutorials, but lecturers are happy to help you with your questions by arrangement.

Honours projects

An honours project or essay can be undertaken in one of the following main research areas: Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems. Suggested topics are outlined in the Applied Mathematics Honours Handbook which can be obtained from this page: Astrophysical and Geophysical Modelling, Financial Mathematics, Industrial Modelling, Mathematical Biosciences and Nonlinear Systems.

Related subject areas

Pure mathematics
Mathematical statistics

Our courses that offer this honours subject area