The single honours programme contains modules in all branches of Mathematics. In pure mathematics, there are core modules in algebra and analysis and also (a particular feature of King's) in geometry, a subject which is increasingly important in both pure mathematics and in applications. On the applied side, there are core modules in applicable mathematics and mathematical methods, and also in dynamical systems and probability and statistics, as well as the algebra of symmetry. During the first year all students follow a set course of modules, but in subsequent years there is more opportunity to choose topics, and therefore tailor the degree to suit your interests.
The programme forms the ideal preparation for employment in commerce, industry or finance, where a high degree of numeracy and a well-developed ability to think logically are required.
ABOUT THE Department of Mathematics
A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Many mathematics graduates become statisticians, actuaries, scientists, accountants, and so on. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences or the City. Opportunities also exist in teaching, and there is a real demand for graduates in this area. Recent graduates have found employment as: • Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte • Graduates in the Fashion Industry scheme, lyle and scott • Teacher, Harris Academy • Accounting Associate, Ernst & Young • Financial Analyst, GE Healthcare • Mathematical Developer, Oakham • Audit Assistant, KPMG • Finance Assistant, Eden Finance • Management Consultant, Pricewaterhousecoopers • Project Assistant, HSBC • Qualify Management Technician, Pacific life Insurance • Systems Analyst, QBE
Teaching is predominantly by lectures, supplemented with tutorials and problem classes. Mathematics is not a spectator sport: to become a competent mathematician you must have a go at solving problems. Lecturers provide problem sheets, and if a problem defeats you, we hope and expect that you will ask for help.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Our students are assessed using a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the module.
The central location of our department gives easy access to major libraries and many leading societies including the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Society.
King’s College London has a Study Abroad programme and UG Mathematics students are eligible to apply for this. Further details can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/international/abroad/prospective/sa/
King's College London
Year of entry 2014