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MSc

Mathematics

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Learn how to 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

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

There are lectures and seminars.

Assessment

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

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

We usually ask for a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, with a substantial maths component.

English language requirements

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

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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

postgradmaths-enquiry@shef.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3789

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from. Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.