Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for the MSc in Mathematics is the equivalent of a British first or good upper second class honours degree in mathematics, or in mathematics with another subject, such as statistics, philosophy, physics or computing. In addition, the undergraduate modules you have taken must provide sufficient background to enable you to take an appropriate selection of our MSc modules.

Pure Mathematics; Algebra; Algebra and Combinatorics; Mathematics and Statistics; Astronomy and Dymanical Systems

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Mathematics gives an in-depth training in advanced mathematics to students who have
already obtained a first degree with substantial mathematical content. Students successfully completing the MSc will acquire specialist knowledge in their chosen areas of mathematics, and the MSc is an excellent preparation for those who are considering pursuing research in mathematics.

The main areas of mathematics that may be pursued within this MSc are pure mathematics (especially algebra and combinatorics), dynamical systems, probability and statistics, and astronomy. The MSc programme is very flexible, and in consultation with your adviser you may choose modules in different areas or specialise in one.

Programme outline
You will normally take eight modules in total, with one module typically comprising 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials given during a twelve-week semester. In addition to the MSc modules offered at Queen Mary, you can also choose from an extremely wide range of advanced mathematics modules offered at other Colleges of the University of London. During the summer period, supervised by an academic member of staff, you are required to complete a dissertation, working largely independently in an advanced topic in mathematics or statistics.

For details of modules typically offered, see here.

Fees and funding

We expect to be able to offer a £1000 scholarship to each MSc applicant who achieves the equivalent of a British first-class honours degree in mathematics and has no official source of funding. Early application to the MSc is advised to secure a scholarship offer. No additional forms are necessary.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Mathematical Sciences
020 7882 5440