Mathematics underpins much of the modern world and is fundamental to science, technology and the world of business and finance. In the BSc Applied Mathematics programme, you will study a core of essential mathematical topics and mathematical modelling techniques and be introduced to a varied range of applications. A selection of optional modules allows you to follow your individual interests and career plans.
By studying mathematics you will develop strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and an appreciation of the importance of logical reasoning. You will also develop computational skills and learn how mathematical modelling can be used to help analyse real-world problems. These skills are essential in many industries and are highly sought-after by employers.
Why Should I Study Applied Mathematics at XJLTU?
- You will join a vibrant learning environment of around 700 undergraduate students and expert staff from around the world.
- Throughout the programme, you will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of mathematics as well as the practical mathematical modelling skills for solving a wide range of real-world problems.
- The flexible programme allows you to choose modules from different application areas of mathematics, including finance, operational research and physics.
- The Visiting Study Abroad Programme gives you the opportunity to study in the USA during Year Three at the prestigious Michigan State University.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships allow you to take part in research with financial support provided.
- XJTLU's location in the Suzhou Industrial Park provides you with the opportunity to undertake internships at a variety of financial and technological institutions and multinational companies.
- You can earn two degrees - an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a UK degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Knowledge and skills
By the time you graduate from BSc Applied Mathematics, you will:
- Have a secure understanding of core areas of mathematics: analysis, linear algebra, differential equations and statistics
- Be able to reason clearly and critically, and construct mathematical arguments
- Know how to analyse a mathematical problem and select appropriate mathematical tools to solve it
- Be able to construct and assess mathematical models for real-world problems
- Have the ability to communicate mathematical information, ideas, problems and solutions in English to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.
An applied mathematics degree gives you access to a wide range of rewarding career paths. Graduates are highly sought-after in the job market and are employed as analysts, modellers, data scientists, statisticians and managers in industries such as finance, information technology, biotechnology, consultancy, and in government.
Many of our students choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level. Popular choices of masters programme include applied mathematics, pure mathematics, financial mathematics, industrial mathematics, mathematical modelling, actuarial science, financial engineering and statistics. An increasing number of graduates are enrolled for further studies at renowned universities abroad such as Columbia University and the University of Washington in the USA and the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London in the UK.
Entry into Year One
We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.
Entry into Year Two
Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.
- A-level: BBB
- IB Diploma: 30 points
- Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
- Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or