Taught course

Mathematical Sciences

Durham University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

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

  • Six taught modules in October-May
  • A dissertation in June-September.

Examples of optional modules:

Modules in Pure Mathematics:

  • Algebraic Topology IV
  • Analysis III/IV
  • Codes and Cryptography III
  • Differential Geometry III
  • Galois Theory III
  • Geometry III/IV
  • Mathematical Dynamics IV
  • Number Theory III/IV
  • Representation Theory IV
  • Riemannian Geometry IV
  • Topology III
  • Topics in Algebra and Geometry IV

Modules in Probability and Statistics:

  • Bayesian Statistics III/IV
  • Mathematical Finance III/IV
  • Decision Theory III
  • Operations Research III
  • Statistical Methods III
  • Stochastic Processes III/IV

Modules in Applications of Mathematics:

  • Advanced Quantum Theory IV
  • Fluid Mechanics III/IV
  • Dynamical Systems III
  • General Relativity IV
  • Mathematical Biology III
  • Partial Differential Equations III
  • Quantum Information III
  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Statistical Mechanics IV
  • Solitons III/IV
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics IV

Information for international students

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 per year
International students
£25,900 per year

For further information see the course listing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Mathematical Sciences