Course Structure and Content
Autumn term 2020-21 news
This course will begin on schedule in Autumn and we look forward to seeing new and returning students in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If students can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, the Department has made plans to still provide them a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term.
Teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online), known as ‘multi-mode’ delivery. The balance in the ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide you increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year. For more information about multi-mode delivery, the learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep students safe on campus, please see our Covid-19 information for applicants and offer holders page.
We will update our course pages with further details once they are finalised.
The Mathematics Department currently offers seven BSc Honours degrees and two MSci Honours undergraduate degrees. There are also Joint Mathematics and Computing degrees, administered by the Computing department.
Read more about applying to the Mathematics Department.
The overall objectives within the various degree programmes are to give excellence in chosen areas of study, to impart key knowledge of other areas, to give basic competence in certain marketable skills and to instil and maintain enthusiasm. In order to achieve this aim the undergraduate degree programme remains under continuous consideration with respect to overall structure, individual module content and teaching methods. The Department has recently gone through Curriculum Review, with the new structure in place starting in the 2019-2020 academic year - see link to Programme Specifications below.
Our undergraduate degree programmes provide students with a general introduction to the main areas of mathematics in the first two years and then permit students to specialise in the third and fourth, when they are welcome to choose from an extremely wide range of modules. As the first two years of the BSc and MSci degrees have a large amount of core material which is the same for all degree programmes, there is some opportunity for transfer between these degrees on academic grounds.
Current students should visit the Blackboard page MathsCentral for timetables, updates or course annoucements.
The Programme Specifications can be found on the College pages.
The Scheme for the Award of Honours is available here: Scheme for the Award of Honours.
ECTS - Bologna Process
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a Europe-wide credit system for higher education. You can find the ECTS points awarded per module and course in the Programme Specifications above. For more information about ECTS and the Bologna Process, please visit the College pages.
Key Information Sets (KISs)
Key Information Sets (KISs) provide data with which prospective students and others can compare instantly any Imperial College undergraduate degree with equivalent programmes elsewhere in the UK. They are designed to provide objective information about institutions and their degree programmes that will inform decision-making.
The Department's results within each course can be seen on their individual course page.
The Mathematics Competence Standards for all BSc & MSci Maths Degree Programmes are broadly mapped to the Appropriate Programme Specification Learning Outcomes. The Competences indicate the desired Learning Outcome and the standards by which these are measured.