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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
This diploma comprises four 30-credit modules from a wide choice. Topics include analytic number theory, calculus of variations and nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Extend your understanding of areas of mathematics applicable to science, engineering and technology. It’s also the first two stages of our postgraduate mathematics programme. You can achieve the MSc in Mathematics by taking a further two 30-credit modules.
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 time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303