Research course

Mathematical Sciences

The University of Manchester · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Applicants would usually be expected to have a First or Upper-Second Clsss Honours degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

The School of Mathematics is the largest in the UK with an outstanding research reputation and facilities. Many research seminars are held in the School on a weekly basis and allow staff and research students to stay in touch with the latest developments in their fields. The School is one of the lead partners in the MAGIC project and research students can attend any of the postgraduate courses offered by the MAGIC consortium. There are many opportunities both for research Phd and MPhil programmes and for taught MSc and Diploma programmes. We currently have nearly 200 postgraduate students.

Department specialisms

Applied Mathematics; Applied Numerical Computing; Mathematical Logic; Pure Mathematics; Probability and Statistics.

Information for international students

All applicants for postgraduate programmes should have a very good command of written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper-based) or 90 (internet based).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 0176
+44 (0)161 306 3669