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Course overview

During the course you will have the opportunity to develop both subject-specific skills (applicable in, for example, the biosciences, finance sector and engineering) and key transferable skills (including IT, problem solving, and written and oral communication).


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Mathematics.

Start Date
October 2018
  • Thornton Science Park
1 Year

Why Study Mathematics with us?

We have put together a course to cater for the needs of both Single Honours Mathematics graduates and graduates who have studied Mathematics as part of a degree – for example, you may have studied Mathematics as part of a joint honours course or as part of a physics-related degree.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects directly linked to the programme team’s own research, which includes work of both a theoretical and practical nature. You will also have access to specialist mathematics computing facilities and a well-stocked library, including electronic resources.

We have a number of resources in place to facilitate part-time study, and we welcome enquiries from people who wish to pursue their academic studies while remaining in employment. We also invite you to contact us if you are someone who would ordinarily find it difficult to attend timetabled lectures at Thornton.

Learning in the Seaborne Library

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.

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Open Days 2017

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Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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