Taught course

Mathematical Sciences

Durham University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to bring you, in 12 months, to a position where you can embark with confidence on a wide range of careers, including taking a PhD in Mathematics or related disciplines. There is a wide range of taught modules on offer, and you will also produce a dissertation on a topic of current research interest taken from your choice of a wide range of subjects offered.

Course structure and overview

  • Six taught modules in October-May
  • A dissertation in June-September.
Modules: Six of available options

In previous years, optional modules available included:

Modules in Pure Mathematics:
  • Algebraic Topology IV
  • Codes and Cryptography III
  • Differential Geometry III
  • Galois Theory III
  • Geometry III and IV
  • Number Theory III and IV
  • Riemannian Geometry IV
  • Topology III
  • Elliptic Functions IV
Modules in Probability and Statistics:
  • Mathematical Finance III and IV
  • Decision Theory III
  • Operations Research III
  • Probability III and IV
  • Statistical Methods III
  • Topics in Statistics III and IV.
Modules in Applications of Mathematics:
  • Advanced Quantum Theory IV
  • Dynamical Systems III
  • General Relativity III and IV
  • Mathematical Biology III
  • Numerical Differential Equations III and IV
  • Partial Differential Equations III and IV
  • Quantum Information III
  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Statistical Mechanics III and IV.

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Mathematical Sciences
(0) 191 334 3082