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What are the best universities for Mathematics?

15 Oct 2020 - Victoria S Williams

A degree in Mathematics from a top university can be hugely beneficial for students interested in a career in research, statistics, stockbroking, accounting, data analysis and many other fields. Here are our best universities for Mathematics in the UK and USA.

So, what are the best universities for Mathematics in the UK?

Both the UK and USA are home to universities that rank well for Mathematics according to respected sources such as the Complete University Guide, Guardian University Guide and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Kaplan works with a number of these institutions:

University of Birmingham

For example, the University of Birmingham ranks an excellent 5th in the UK for Mathematics (Guardian University Guide 2021).

Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, meaning its School of Mathematics is involved in several research projects in the field, in areas such as algebra, applied analysis, fluid dynamics and statistics. This helps to strengthen the teaching quality at the University, and provides a rich research environment for Maths students.

The University offers a range of Mathematics degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For example, you can study Mathematical Economics and Statistics, or Mathematics with Business Management. You can even choose to study abroad for a year, or boost your CV with a work placement.

University of Bristol

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We also work with another member of the elite Russell Group, the University of Bristol, which ranks an impressive 11th in the UK for Mathematics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

Bristol’s School of Mathematics collaborates regularly with other departments within the University, and with companies like Barclays Bank, Hewlett Packard and the National Air Traffic Service. This means you’ll benefit from an education that’s informed by the needs of the industry, and you’ll graduate work ready, with relevant skills and experience.

At the University of Bristol, you can study Mathematics degrees including Mathematics and Physics or Mathematics with Statistics. Alternatively, you can choose to specialise in Engineering Mathematics, or study Mathematics with an optional year in continental Europe, to expand your horizons and experience life in another European country.

University of Glasgow

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In Scotland, the University of Glasgow is also an excellent choice for students interested in Mathematics degrees. It currently ranks 13th in the UK in the field (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

As another Russell Group member, the University of Glasgow carries out cutting-edge research, which students may be able to participate in. At Glasgow, you can enrol on a wide range of Mathematics degrees, including Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics. The University also offers related degrees like Biostatistics and Environmental Statistics.

University of Nottingham

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Finally, the University of Nottingham ranks 11th in the UK for Mathematics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

Located in the historic city of Nottingham, the University is especially popular with international students — in fact, it was named International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide!

This Russell Group member has a number of Mathematics degrees available for students interested in pursuing a range of careers. Financial Mathematic is ideal for those interested in a career in stockbroking and finance for example. Meanwhile, a degree in Mathematics and Management could lead you into a successful career in business.

Best Universities for Mathematics in the USA

We partner with a US university that ranks well nationally for Mathematics, according to respected rankings providers such as the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Arizona State University

In the sunny city of Phoenix you’ll find Arizona State University. It ranks among the top 200 universities in the USA for Mathematics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

You can study a wide range of Mathematics-related degrees at ASU, including Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics (Secondary Education) and Statistics.

How to enter a Mathematics degree in the UK or USA

It’s clear that a degree from one of the best universities for Mathematics in the UK or USA could lay the foundation for a very successful future! A Kaplan pathway course can help you can entry a degree at a number of high-ranking universities, even if your current grades or English language level don’t meet the entry requirements.

Find Mathematics degrees in the UK or search for Mathematics degrees in the USA using our degree finder — you could study at one of the best universities for Mathematics abroad, and even go on to solve the important mathematical problems of the future!

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