Whether you’re looking for a solid grounding in maths and statistics or want to specialise in aspects of pure or applied mathematics, an OU maths course will help you stand out from the crowd. Maths is an inspiring and enjoyable subject that will equip you with the problem-solving and decision-making skills that are valued across employment sectors. Find out more about our mathematics courses below.
Why study Mathematics with The Open University?
With well over 15,000 students each year, you’ll be studying with Europe’s largest provider of university-level mathematics and statistics. Choose from a broad range of topics, including: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and theoretical physics.
With the OU, you’ll benefit from:
- A choice of starting points to match your existing mathematical knowledge.
- Qualifications recognised by organisations such as the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications, the Royal Statistical Society, and the Institute of Physics.
- Opportunities to develop your experience with mathematical and statistical software.
- Nationally recognised teaching content created by our award-winning staff.
Careers in Mathematics
Mathematics and statistics play a key role in technological developments shaping our society. Maths graduates are highly sought after for their logical and analytical skills. Career opportunities in maths can be as wide and varied as the subject itself – from climate modelling to banking.
Our courses in maths can help you start or progress your career as a:
- Data Scientist
- Investment Analyst
- Systems Developer
Looking for something other than a qualification?
The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.
All Mathematics courses
Browse all the Mathematics courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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