Taught course

Computational Mathematics

University of Derby · Department of Computing and Maths

Entry requirements

You'll normally need a 2:1 bachelors degree or above in mathematics or a closely related discipline with significant mathematical content on an appropriate level, or equivalent, or significant work experience in a management or supervisory position. If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc delivers an outstanding combination of advanced application-oriented mathematical concepts and computational methodologies. Broad in scope and genuinely multidisciplinary in nature, it is based on solid and well-founded mathematical theory.

Subject modules are carefully designed to be accessible to anyone with a good first degree in mathematics or in science and engineering subjects which have a strong mathematical component.

Comprising three key stages – a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma and a full Masters qualification – it will give you:

In-depth knowledge and understanding of fundamental mathematical theory, advanced mathematical concepts and powerful computational techniques.

  • High-level skills in applying advanced mathematical concepts and computational techniques to real-world problems.
  • A sound understanding of the relationship of mathematics to other sciences, business and industry.
  • A critical appreciation of applied mathematics and computing, emphasising the bridges between theory and practice.
  • The capacity to communicate complex ideas, particularly regarding multidisciplinary applications.
  • The ability to be a critically self-reflective practitioner – who can learn and work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£580 per 20 credits
International students
£12,000 for the full programme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering and Technology
+44 (0) 1332 593302