BSc Applied Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

BSc Applied Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


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 fundamental mathematical topics and be introduced to a varied range of applications.

By studying mathematics you will develop strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and an appreciation of the importance of logical reasoning. You will also learn how mathematical modeling can be used to help analyze real-world problems. These skills are essential in many domains and are highly sought after by employers.

Unique selling points of the programme

• A vibrant learning environment of around 400 undergraduate students

• A choice of modules from different application areas of mathematics, including finance, operational research, and physics

• XJTLU's location in Suzhou provides you the opportunity to undertake internships at a variety of financial and technological institutions and multinational companies

• 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 analyze 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.

Modules: Year One

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.

Modules: Year Two

• Advanced linear algebra (MTH107)

• Analysis I (MTH117)

• Introduction to probability and statistics (MTH113)

• Introduction to programming in Java (CSE105)

• Analysis II (MTH118)

• Introduction to abstract algebra (MTH122)

• Introduction to the methods of applied mathematics (MTH106)

• Mathematical modeling and population dynamics (MTH108).

Modules: Year Three

• Complex functions (MTH219)

• Fluid mechanics and vector field theory (MTH207)

• Ordinary differential equations and control (MTH212)

• Classical mechanics (MTH209)

• Numerical analysis and solution of linear equations (MTH208)

• Partial differential equations (MTH210)

• Statistical distribution theory (MTH206)

• Operational research: probabilistic models (MTH203)

• Introduction to financial mathematics (MTH202).

Modules: Year Four

• Final year project (MTH301)

• Population dynamics (MTH307)

• Quantum mechanics (MTH311)

• Applied probability (MTH302)

• Cartesian tensors and mathematical models of solids and viscous fluids (MTH308)

• Functional analysis (MTH310)

• Geometry of curves and surfaces (MTH315)

• Relativity (MTH304)

• Risk management (MTH305).

Career prospects

An applied mathematics degree opens up a wide range of career paths. Graduates are highly sought-after in the job market and are employed as analysts, modelers, statisticians and managers in industries such as finance, information technology, biotechnology, consultancy and 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 modeling, financial engineering, and statistics. An increasing number of graduates are enrolled for further studies at renowned universities abroad such as the University of Warwick and Imperial College London.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
3 - 4 years
Full time
88,000 CNY
Price per year
China - Suzhou, Jiangsu
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