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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 diploma by completing our diagnostic quiz. If you’re new to postgraduate study in mathematics, start with a single module: either the applied mathematics module Calculus of variations and advanced calculus (M820) or the pure mathematics module Analytic number theory I (M823).
Months of entry
If you want to develop your mathematical problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, this postgraduate diploma is an excellent place to begin. It's for students who want to delve more deeply into particular aspects of pure and applied mathematics, and can be used as a stepping stone to a masters 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 time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303