Taught course

Applied Mathematics

University of Birmingham · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in mathematics or programmes with advanced mathematical components, including physics and some engineering subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

Most things in the real world are complex, from biological systems to the financial markets to industrial processes, but explaining them is essential to making progress. This Applied Mathematics MSc will equip you with the tools to understand many of these systems.

By developing, analysing and interpreting mathematical models, we gain insight into complex processes and a framework for interpreting experimental data.
Today, there is an increasingly urgent need, in both research and industry, for a new generation of scientists with advanced applied mathematics skills, alongside an ability to absorb information from other disciplines and communicate with other researchers. This programme is designed to develop all of these specific and transferable skills, making you an attractive prospect for employment or further study.

Why study Applied Mathematics Masters at Birmingham?
  • The School collaborates widely with multiple disciplines, including Biological and Medical Sciences, Chemical Engineering and within industry. In particular, Birmingham is an emerging centre for multidisciplinary Biological Systems Science research, and is in a unique position, being adjacent to one of the largest super-hospitals in Europe, catering for a highly diverse population.
  • The programme is specifically tailored to develop students from a strong mathematics background into becoming genuinely multidisciplinary scientists. You will have the opportunity to develop your mathematical skills, whilst at the same time being trained in solving real-world problems and working in a team. You will learn how to diversify your skills into other fields, and how to work with research leaders and other students from different disciplines.
  • The internationally recognised School of Mathematics collaborates widely with multiple disciplines and industries
  • Learn from world leaders in their fields
  • Obtain a qualification that is respected the world over and make you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market

Information for international students

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities are available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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