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Pure Mathematics

Bachelor of Mathematics

This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and study frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll also have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well as opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

You may choose to combine your major with a minor in bioinformatics, computational science, computer science, physics or statistics.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data engineer
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Data analyst

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Functional Analysis
  • Graph Theory and Design Theory
  • Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
  • Applied Mathematical Analysis

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