Top Five Reasons to Study Mathematics at the University of Chester

With exciting topics to study at the forefront of mathematics and excellent career prospects, there are many reasons to make Chester your University of choice when it comes to studying Mathematics.

Take a look at our top five reasons to study Mathematics to find out what you can expect during your degree.      

A unique campus experience

Located at Thornton Science Park, you’ll be studying in a major innovation hub with scientific research and development at its forefront. Offering a unique blend of industry, innovation and academia all within one site, you’ll be encouraged to not only develop your own ideas, but to make them a reality. Furthermore, as Thornton is a working science park, there are a number of science and technology-based companies also located on site!

Excellent research opportunities

The Department of Mathematics is highly research-active, focusing on topics at the forefront of mathematical development. In 2014 we gained recognition in the Research Excellence Framework for our ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research.

Already thinking about what you might do with your Mathematics degree? To help you decide, the course includes a variety of project work, allowing you to explore both the application of Mathematics and current research topics


Whilst obtaining a degree is an excellent achievement, it often takes a lot more to get noticed by employers. That’s why we extend our support outside of the classroom by actively encouraging our students to explore the endless career possibilities awaiting them as a graduate of Mathematics.

This February sees our second Careers Fair at Thornton Science Park. As part of the event, students at all level of study are invited to attend to speak to employers from a variety of industries, including HMRC, entrepreneurs based at the University’s Riverside Innovation Centre, and representatives of onsite technology companies at Thornton Science Park. Valued highly by our current students, this is a great opportunity to find out useful tips on how to tackle application forms and stand out during interviews. 

It’s more than just books

We know there’s a lot more to studying Mathematics than books, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice. Why not opt for our excellent work-based learning opportunity during your second year, and swap the classroom for a real work setting? You may also have the chance to take part in off-campus trips, where you can discover the significance of mathematics in the real world. Next month we’ll be taking students and staff to Bletchley Park, the home of Second World War code breakers and the birthplace of modern information technology.

Guaranteed University Accommodation

Finally, you may be pleased to know that if you have decided to study at the University of Chester and have applied for our fantastic Mathematics degree, you will be guaranteed University accommodation in your first year. So that’s one less thing for you to worry about!

Take a look at our Undergraduate Study Space to find out more about our different accommodation options.


Contact us

If you have any questions about studying Mathematics at Chester, or wish to arrange a visit, then contact the Mathematics Department either by email:, or telephone 01244 511055.

For any further questions please feel free to contact the admissions team via email: or by phone: 01244 511000

Visit us

If you would like to find out more about this course and see what it is like to study and live at the University of Chester, take the opportunity to visit us. And if you have any questions about your visit, we’ll be happy to help.

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