Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics is the rigorous study of quantity, structure, space and change. In 1623, Galileo wrote that mathematics is the language of science, and it is no less true today. Research in pure mathematics is more active now in the 21st century than ever in the past. While a beautiful and intriguing subject of study in itself, contemporary mathematics provides a solid foundation (testimonial) for every modern scientific endeavour from quantum mechanics to quantitative finance.

What You’ll Learn

Modern mathematics is classified into broad divisions: foundations, algebra, analysis, combinatorics, and geometry and topology. Students will gain a working knowledge of each of these subjects. For example, logic and the concept of mathematical proof are a part of foundations, while number theory, group theory, and cryptography are fields in modern algebra.

Topics of Study

Mathematical Reasoning
Discrete Mathematics
Combinatorial Mathematics
Game Theory

Linear Algebra
Number Theory
Group, Ring and Field Theory
Cryptography

Calculus
Real and Complex Analysis
Metric Spaces and Topology
Functional Analysis

Careers

The analytical and problem-solving skills students learn in mathematics can apply to all disciplines. Mathematicians conduct research in any environment where information is analyzed and used to identify patterns. Due to the increased importance placed on technology, big data, and economic efficiency by all kinds of organizations across the globe, mathematicians are increasingly in demand.

Some Options

Financial Analyst Systems Analyst Geophysical Analyst Intelligence Analyst
Information technology Cryptologist Information security Statistical research
Management Consultant Data Scientist Operations research Market research

Many students graduating from our program choose to pursue graduate degrees in mathematics while others go on to careers in business, economics, investment banking, law or medicine.

Distinguishing Features

Mathematics in Society

This module is perfect for students considering a career or graduate degrees in any logically or analytically intensive field, such as economics, finance, business, and law. In addition to a set of core Mathematics courses, a broad spectrum of mathematically-oriented courses from other disciplines can be counted toward this module, including particular courses in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Financial Modelling, Philosophy, and the Actuarial and Statistical Sciences.

In Forbes Magazine, Data Scientists, Statistician, Information Security Analyst, Mathematician, and Actuary were all among the top 10 Best Jobs in 2016.