2019 start
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.
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Course description

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.

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Modules

Core 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

There are lectures and seminars.

Assessment

You’re assessed by exams, coursework and a dissertation.

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

Fees and funding

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.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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

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Contact

postgrad-maths@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3789

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