You should normally have a minimum of either:
- a 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or
- a 2:1 honours degree in a subject with a high mathematical content.
If you don’t have such a qualification, your application will still be considered, but you may be asked to complete an entry test. Non-graduates will not normally be admitted.
Whatever your background, you should assess your suitability by completing our diagnostic quiz.
Months of entry
Advance your career with a high-level qualification. Delve deep into the aspects of pure and applied mathematics that interest you, choosing from areas such as fractal geometry, coding theory and calculus of variations. Choose from a wide range of modules. There are topics for not only mathematicians but mathematically inclined engineers and scientists. To conclude, you’ll complete an independent study, exploring a topic in detail and submitting a dissertation.Key features of the course
- Ideal for mathematically inclined scientists and engineers as well as mathematicians.
- Extends your knowledge and refines your abilities to process information accurately, and critically analyse and communicate complex ideas.
- Develops an enhanced skill set giving you an advantage in careers beyond mathematics, such as education, computer science, engineering, economics and finance.
- The UK's most popular MSc in Mathematics.
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
- part time36 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303