Taught course

Mathematical Sciences

Durham University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate 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.

Examples of optional modules:

Modules in Pure Mathematics:

• Algebraic Topology

• Analysis

• Codes and Cryptography

• Differential Geometry

• Galois Theory

• Representation Theory

• Riemannian Geometry

• Topology

• Topics in Algebra and Geometry

Modules in Probability and Statistics:

• Bayesian Statistics

• Mathematical Finance

• Decision Theory

• Operations Research

• Statistical Methods

• Stochastic Processes

Modules in Applications of Mathematics:

• Advanced Quantum Theory

• Continuum Mechanics

• Dynamical Systems

• General Relativity

• Mathematical Biology

• Partial Differential Equations

• Quantum Information

• Quantum Mechanics

• Solitons.

Information for international students

Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000.00 per year
International students
£22,000.00 per year


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