School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Undergraduate studies

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Inspiring. Rewarding. Inclusive.

Mathematics solves problems in our world multiple times a day.

From the weather forecast for the weekend, to the takeaway order app on your phone, the route the driver takes to get to you, and the cybersecurity for your online payment. Mathematics is a constant feature of our daily lives. It can inform government policy, assist in medical research, and find solutions to logistics problems at our ports.

It’s no wonder then that mathematicians are in high demand in sectors across the world. By gaining a degree in mathematics, statistics and actuarial science, you will be setting yourself up for a future with a range of exciting employment opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to take up roles in public sector organisations, financial institutions, and private companies across the world.

In our school we are passionate about the transformational education experience that Essex offers. From our specialist employability modules, through to our open-door policy, and our research in to mathematics education, supporting our students is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re interested in mathematics, actuarial science, or data analytics, we are committed to helping you gain all the skills and experience you will need for a successful future.

Explore our Undergraduate courses
Why choose us?
  • 85% of our Department of Mathematical Sciences UG graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023) 
  • Work alongside well-published world leaders in their individual specialisms.
  • We offer Integrated Masters degrees, which allow you to move straight into a PGT course without reapplying after your final Undergraduate year.
"I did my Capstone project on the teaching of Mathematics and mindset theory and that has really helped me to optimise my problem-solving process by taking a more metacognitive approach, this will really aid me when overcoming challenges in development. I’ve definitely gained more confidence in my numerical abilities, and I am very thankful that my degree introduced me to different programming languages as I think it would be rather difficult to have gotten myself started on them and teaching myself them."
Leyla Yaltiligil BSc Mathematics 2020

What can you study?

I assisted with regular tasks while developing my own project from scratch – a set of reporting tools that would manipulate large databases. This has improved my project and time management skills, along with my proficiency in VBA for Excel, ResQ and SAS – which are the core Actuarial Reserving software packages.
Stefan Stoican Summer placement at AXA