University of Manchester
Manchester's School of Mathematics is the third largest in the UK with a vibrant community of 80 academic staff, 1000 undergraduates, 90 postgraduate research students and 50 postgraduate taught students.
The School operates as a single entity covering all branches of mathematics rather than having separate departments for Pure, Applied and Statistics. This greatly enriches the experience of our postgraduate students and is reflected in our extensive research portfolio and postgraduate programmes.
In 2007, the School moved into its new home in the purpose-built Alan Turing Building, situated at the heart of the campus and part of the University's massive £650 million investment in its buildings and public realm.
The School is continually looking for ways to enhance our student experience including:
2008 RAE results
The School of Mathematics is ranked 6th highest in the country on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), based on the power ratings of the three disciplines; Pure Mathematics; Applied Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research.
The result reflects a significant improvement since the merger, which the Head of School of Mathematics, Professor Peter Duck, attributes to the hard work of members of the School, including a number of new and iconic appointments.
The RAE results confirmed that over 95% of research activity in the school is 'Recognised Internationally', with over 20% of research in the highest category of 'World Leading'.
For a postgraduate student, Manchester has it all - excellent learning facilities, a truly multicultural community and all the amenities and entertainment for which the city is famous, yet rich in heritage and surprisingly near to some of the UK's most beautiful countryside.
Since the merger in 2004 of the former Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, the University has embarked on an ambitious mission to become one of the world's elite. Already, since 2004 ,Manchester has climbed to 40th in the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings, a reflection of its academic excellence and research power.
Postgraduate qualifications are increasingly valued in the employment market, with postgraduates commanding starting salaries 20% higher on average than undergraduates. The University of Manchester has the best track record of any university in the UK for getting its students into employment, with 97% of our postgraduate students getting a job or embarking on further study within 6 months of finishing their programme.
Our postgraduate programmes offer the opportunity to study and gain experience with leading researchers and acquire the skills to propel your career forward in whatever direction you choose.
For students who want more flexibility, several of our courses can be taken on a part-time basis. For full details visit: http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/
The School provides an attractive range of scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students. For further information visit: http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/funding.html
Joint courses with Manchester Business School
Joint courses with the School of Computer Science
For details of how to apply for one of our MSc courses visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/
PhD students are an essential and vibrant part of our School community. You will really feel part of your research group and will have an allocated supervisor and an advisor/mentor to guide and support you. Research degrees available are:
Our core research areas are:
For details of how to apply for one of our research courses visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/
Telephone: + 44 (0)161 275 0176
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