Dr Marco Pinna - Programme Leader
Dr Marco Pinna is Programme Leader for both Mathematics and Physics, and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Mathematics and Physics. His research interest encompasses soft materials and nano-technology.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Mathematics
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Teaching on this course is conducted by academic members of staff who are active researchers in their fields. This research informs teaching at all levels of the programme. Staff conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.
The School of Mathematics and Physics regularly welcomes guest speakers from around the world. Recent visitors to the University of Lincoln have included former vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society Professor Don Kurtz, mathematician and author Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE, and operations research specialist Ruth Kaufman OBE.
Students on this course are encouraged to obtain and undertake work placements independently in the UK or overseas during their studies, providing hands-on experience in industry. These can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose the sandwich year option. Placements may be conducted with external research institutions (which can be overseas). The option is subject to availability and selection criteria set by the industry or external institution. When undertaking optional placements, students will be required to cover their transport, accommodation, and general living costs.
Accreditations and Memberships
The BSc programme currently meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation. This is awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency for taught Master’s degrees. The MMath programme is accredited by the IMA.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
"Studying Mathematics at Lincoln is a way to learn more about a subject that has many applications within the real world, whilst also learning about theoretical Mathematics. It has helped me to grow as a mathematician."William Evans, MMath Mathematics student
Mathematics graduates may go on to careers in science and technology, engineering, computing, medicine, education, consultancy, business and finance, and within government bodies. Some may choose to undertake further study at postgraduate level. The course aims to provide a thorough grounding in analytical and numerical methods, practical scientific skills, and research methods. Additionally, transferable skills such as communications, problem-solving, and decision-making, which students are expected to develop throughout their studies, are valuable in many spheres of employment.
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