Mathematics is fundamental to the modern world. It is a discipline that underpins many others, and has been instrumental in helping to expand knowledge in all directions.

On this maths degree course you will learn about more than just numbers. Through a stimulating learning environment you will develop a deeper appreciation for mathematics, and the vital role it has played in the development of the modern world. It is a intellectually rigorous course, that will give you extensive mental simulation, and will provide you with a firm foundation on which to further develop your mathematical interests. This course will give you an in depth introduction into the concepts and the methods of serious academic study, and is ideal for anyone who has a genuine interest in maths or who is fascinated by numbers.

The curriculum includes a challenging program of study that encourages you to think for yourself, and which will introduce you to the latest mathematical discoveries. Focusing on a graduate’s employability, the course will ensure that you learn those transferable skills that employers want to see in an applicant.

You will graduate with the team-working capabilities and problem solving skills needed to maximise your career prospects.

Online maths degree overview

These days there are many accredited distance learning maths courses available over the Internet. All of them will allow you to vary you’re studying according to any social and work commitments you may have. It is this last point that makes them popular with working people who want to learn but who need something convenient that fits around their day job.

On a web based course you will receive a world class education in a friendly and supportive environment. From the moment you start you will have online tutors who will remain with you throughout your studies. They will help you to acclimatise to distance learning, and will always be there to guide and advise you on those topics where you need additional support.

Self learning is encouraged, and through innovative online teaching techniques, lecture notes and interactive material, you will be taught how to think mathematically.

Typical modules and subjects that can be taught on a distance learning maths course

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Algorithms
  • Analysis and Statistics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Experimental Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of Maths
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numbers and Relations
  • Number Theory
  • Number Systems
  • Propositional Logic
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics

Students will learn how to

  • Put together and articulate mathematical arguments.
  • Interpret mathematical data.
  • Clearly communicate mathematical conclusions.
  • Follow mathematical reasoning.
  • Identify and solve problems.
  • Follow complex reasoning.

Students will learn about

  • Mathematical software.
  • Problem formulation.
  • The mathematics of financial derivatives.
  • The use of maths in other fields such as economics, computer programming, physics and social sciences.

Mathematics is ideal for anyone who

  • Enjoys quizzes, number crunching and solving problems.

Career prospects and roles for maths graduates
Many employers hold a maths degree in high esteem. It can greatly enhance your career prospects, and can help you when applying for roles that command high salaries. It is ideal for more than simply careers that involve finance. A maths qualification is sought after in areas such as;

  • accountancy
  • actuarial work
  • auditing
  • banking
  • business
  • insurance
  • investment
  • financial analysis
  • financial management
  • financial selling
  • statisticians
  • teaching

About this page
This is a resource page that will give you useful information about what you can expect to learn on an accredited online maths degree course. It also lists links to a selection of popular and relevant online degrees that are run by established US universities. We have focused on North America because at present most English language online courses are run by academic institutions based in the United States of America. Through the links on this page you will find out about the:
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