Test your analytical brain on this Maths and Physics degree. Studying algebra to mechanics, you could enter careers in banking or research.
Both underpinned by a desire to understand behaviour and solve problems, mathematics and physics have been considered in unity since Galileo first recognised and used the power of mathematics in his study of nature. They have changed the way we view and interact with the world – from enabling us to develop new forms of energy and improving the quality of sound, to developing anti-locking break systems or travel through space.
One of the top 15 universities in the country in the Guardian University Guide 2020, Coventry has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status, the first of two stages to do so.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This professionally accredited course explores traditional and modern concepts in the field of mathematical physics, such as cosmology, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.
As well as providing an excellent grounding in theoretical physics, we adopt a practical approach to applied mathematics, helping you to gain experience using important software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®. We’ll also provided opportunities for you to develop sophisticated analytical skills, together with the reporting and presentation skills required to communicate arguments and conclusions effectively. You will also study pure and applied mathematics, including areas such as numerical analysis and mechanics.
Studying maths and physics should help you develop skills in logical thinking and statistical or strategic knowledge, demonstrating to employers your advanced numerical and analytical ability.
It can give you a significant advantage in the job market upon successful completion, opening up a wide range of career opportunities in industry, accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management, and scientific research. You could be employed in a wide variety of roles, for example, as an actuarial analyst, actuary, forensic accountant, operational researcher, research scientist, teacher, statistician or stockbroker.
To improve your employment prospects and gain valuable professional experience, we strongly encourage you to spend a year on industrial training between Year 2 and Year 3. Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will provide assistance to help you find an appropriate placement.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Previous students have worked as Analysts at Southern trains, Continental, Ricardo, IBM, Warner Bros, Scottish Power, National Grid, Lumesse, GSK, Pfitzer, E.ON and Cummins.
Recent graduates have embarked on Finance Graduate Schemes, as a customer services analyst, graduate actuary, information analyst and trainee accountant for companies like E-On, National Grid, Thames Water, NHS, Hodge Lifetime Solutions and Prime Accountants. Others have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications.
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