We offer a balanced honours degree programme which allows choice from a wide spectrum of pure mathematics, applied mathematics (including mathematical physics) and statistics. There are four degree programmes you can apply to directly in the mathematics department: two mathematics programmes (3 year BSc (G100) and four year MMath (G103)) as well as two mathematics and statistics programmes (3 year BSc (G111) and the four year MMath (G114)). In addition there are a number of programmes involving a year away from Durham. You do not apply directly to these but transfer on to them during your second year.
Success in the first year examinations qualifies you for admission to year 2; your final degree classification is then based on your results from year 2 onwards. For most modules, assessment is based primarily on end of year examinations. Exceptions include Mathematical Modelling II, Project III, Mathematics Teaching III and Project IV which are assessed via written reports, student presentations & posters.
Follow the links for more information on each option, but note that the application for the four courses is identical and we recommend you take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission, see How to Apply for more details:
BSc Mathematics and Statistics
MMath Mathematics and Statistics
In addition there are a number of programmes involving a year away from Durham. You do not apply directly to these but transfer on to them during your second year. They include:
MMath (European Studies)
BSc Mathematics with Year Abroad
BSc Mathematics with Placement
MMath with Placement
MMath with Year Abroad
There is also the opportunity to study mathematics as part of a three or four year Natural Sciences degree programme. This includes specific Joint Honours programmes. On the 3 year, BSc, course Joint Honours programmes are offered which combine Mathematics with any 1 of: Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology or Biology. The 4 year, MSci, course options are Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics.
Admission to these programmes is via Natural Sciences