Taught course

Mathematics

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MScGradDipGradCert

Entry requirements

Second-class honours degree with mathematics as the main field of study. Applicants with a first degree in another quantitative subject may be able to take Birkbeck’s Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc Mathematics offers you the chance to study a range of modules in pure and applicable mathematics that are taught by active researchers. Depending on your choices, you will take either seven or eight modules, allowing you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most.

You will also learn the methods of mathematical research: how to read mathematical papers and how to communicate mathematics, both in written form for your project dissertation, and orally when you give presentations about your project.

You will acquire the skills to pursue your interest in the subject, either formally with a research degree, or informally with independent reading. You will come to us as someone with a mathematics degree; you will graduate as a mathematician.

Most of our students choose to study at Birkbeck because they want the opportunity for direct interaction with experienced lecturers who are also active researchers. However, we understand that our students are typically busy people with jobs and lives outside of Birkbeck, and work hard to ensure students are not disadvantaged if they have to miss a lecture or lectures.

Resources are provided for each module via the Moodle virtual learning environment (for example, typed lecture notes with worked examples and practice exercises, recordings of lectures, opportunities for interaction with lecturers and classmates via discussion forums or through Blackboard Collaborate) and students have access to electronic textbooks and other digital resources via the library.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • GradDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • GradCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700