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Professor Mitchell Berger, Lecturer in Mathematics, explains why he chose to study Maths at university.
At Exeter we are strongly motivated by the application of Mathematics. It is an exceptionally powerful tool that is an essential part of life in the real world. There is a strong link between what we teach and what we research.
Strong links across industries provide real examples of situations to be solved logically. We have 3 Met Office professors within climate mathematics and good links with Biosciences and Physics; at Exeter you have the flexibility to choose.
Mathematics degrees give a firm foundation in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics/Optimisation. In the first and second years there are compulsory modules in all these areas, together with some optional modules.
The MSci prepares mathematicians to work in a named area of science of major contemporary importance which depends heavily on mathematical tools and models.
With the completion of the Human Genome Programme, there is a huge potential for advances in medicine and biological research more generally by exploiting the newlyavailable genetic data. Extracting useful information, however, is a difficult problem requiring sophisticated techniques from mathematics and computer science. This is just one of the vital contributions mathematics is making to modern biological research which is covered in the MSci Mathematics (Mathematical Biology). As more and more hightech companies are set up to exploit applications of the bioinformatics revolution, there are likely to be many career opportunities for graduates of this programme in commercial and academic environments.
Choosing Mathematics at Exeter gives you:
 The flexibility and freedom to choose a wide range of optional modules  enabling you to sample various disciplines and specialise if desired.
 Research led teaching  all academic staff are active, internationally recognised researchers across a wide range of mathematical topics.
 Firstclass equipment and excellent facilities  a £2.8 million investment including a major expansion of computer facilities and completely refitted lecture theatres.
 Staff committed to helping you make the best mathematics career choices  you'll be guided at every step to help you choose the best mathematics option for you.