MSc Mathematics

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

We use mathematics and statistics to solve real-world problems. Our academics work with industry, business and the public sector.

I’m in a position now where I feel I can do whatever I want with the coming years. For someone formerly in the rat- race, it’s a truly liberating feeling.

Kristian Brock, Postgraduate student in The School of mathematics and Statistics

About the course

Course description 2017

This intensive introduction to advanced pure and applied mathematics draws on our strengths in algebra, geometry, topology, number theory, fluid dynamics and solar physics.

You’ll attend lectures but you’ll also get hands-on research experience, writing a dissertation supervised by an active researcher.

Swarna Khare, postgraduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Modules

Possible module choices include:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Number Theory
  • Topics in Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Systems
  • Stochastic Processes and Finance
  • Waves and Magnetohydrodynamics

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures and seminars. You’re assessed by exams, coursework and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree with a substantial maths component.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

You may be able to get funding from the University or an external company. Course-specific studentships may also be available. You should apply for these as soon as possible.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: postgrad-maths@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 3808

 The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.