Entry requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to hold a Mathematics-related first degree (minimum of 2:2 honours). Applicants may be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course to ensure that they have the necessary mathematical background.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our course focuses on applied and computational Mathematics, which is our team’s research specialism. You will have the opportunity to develop both subject-specific skills (applicable in, for example, the biosciences, finance sector and engineering) and key transferable skills (including IT, problem solving, and written and oral communication).

Why study Mathematics with us?

We have put together a course to cater for the needs of both Single Honours Mathematics graduates and graduates who have studied Mathematics as part of a degree – for example, you may have studied Mathematics as part of a joint honours course or as part of a physics-related degree.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects directly linked to the programme team’s own research, which includes work of both a theoretical and practical nature. You will also have access to specialist mathematics computing facilities and a well-stocked library, including electronic resources.

We have a number of resources in place to facilitate part-time study, and we welcome enquiries from people who wish to pursue their academic studies while remaining in employment.

How will I be taught?

We employ a variety of study methods, such as lectures, tutorials (including one-to-one), problem-solving classes and workshops. Contact hours will be six hours per week, and we would expect you to undertake 50-54 hours of private study per week.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of examination and coursework, including worksheets, investigations and small projects. Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to work on a larger research project.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Mathematics