Taught course


Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Entry requirements

You should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or a 2:1 honours degree in a subject with a high mathematical content. Whatever your background, you should assess your suitability for our certificate by completing our diagnostic quiz. If you’re new to postgraduate study in mathematics, start with a single module; the applied mathematics module Calculus of variations and advanced calculus (M820) or the pure mathematics module Analytic number theory I (M823).

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible course will be of interest to mathematically inclined scientists and engineers as well as to mathematicians. It offers a wide choice of modules enabling you to tailor your studies to your particular area of interest, and is applicable to work in industry, business and commerce - as well as providing a firm foundation for additional study at masters and doctorate level.

Information for international students

This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.

Fees and funding

For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University
0300 303 5303