MSc Mathematics

MSc Mathematics

Our masters degree in mathematics builds on the core knowledge of pure and applied maths from your undergraduate degree. You'll get to choose modules that add depth your understanding of the theory, and complete your own research project. The skills you'll gain will help you build a bridge to a great career or further study at PhD level.


To apply for this course, complete the University's online application form below.

Postgraduate online application form

You can find more information about the application process on the University's postgraduate webpages.

How to apply: applying essentials

Application deadlines for September 2017 entry

Students requiring visas: 4th August

Students not requiring visas: 18th August

Complete applications (including references, transcripts and certificates) must be submitted by the dates above.

Find out more

If you would like to know anything more about the course, visit the following page or e-mail

You can also visit us throughout the year:

Postgraduate open days, visit afternoons and online chats

About the course

This course provides the foundation for mathematical research, covering topics at the forefront of pure and applied mathematics. You’ll attend lectures but you’ll also get valuable hands-on research experience, working with a supervisor who is experienced in research on a dissertation topic of your choosing. You'll improve your problem solving and presentation skills, and learn how to create persuasive and logical arguments skilfully.

Our specialised lectures have small class sizes for a more informal approach and better interaction between staff and students. We also have an optional directed reading module, which we tailor to you, to help you develop your skills in the areas you're most interested in. You'll also be supported through regular meetings with an academic supervisor.

Entry requirements

For this course, we ask for a 2:1 in a three- or four-year mathematics degree, or equivalent. If you would like to discuss the requirements in more detail, email

English language requirements are given on our webpage for international students:

International students

Fees and funding

Up-to-date fees can be found on the University's postgraduate webpages:

Postgraduate taught course fees and funding

There are various sources of funding that could help you with your postgraduate studies, and for international students there are a number of scholarships available:

Postgraduate Student Funding Table | Scholarships for international students

Course structure

The course runs from September and is a one year full-time course designed to introduce you to advanced topics in pure and applied mathematics. There are a wide range of modules to choose from, reflecting our many research strengths. Options include:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Number Theory
  • Topics in Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Stochastic Processes and Finance
  • Waves and magnetohydrodynamics

You will be assessed through coursework, exams and a dissertation. For more information about these modules, choose the Level 6 tab on our module list webpage – module codes MAS6310 to MAS6600 are for MSc in Mathematics.

Module list