Taught course

Applied Mathematics

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 Honours BSc or above (or a suitable qualification) in a relevant mathematical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research. The combination of the applied nature of the mathematics that is taught, with the masters level of this course, makes this qualification highly attractive to employers.

Many of the topics taught are directly linked to the research that we do, so you will be learning at the cutting edge of applied mathematics.

We are a relatively small division and operate with an excellent staff/student ratio. One advantage of this is that we can get to know each student personally, and so can offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. Staff are ready and willing to help at all levels, and in addition, our Student-Staff Committee meets regularly to discuss matters of importance to our students.

We also offer students the chance to choose a selection of modules from other subject areas such as economics and finance.

Specialist software

We have a wide selection of mathematical software packages such as MATLAB, Maple and COMSOL, which are used throughout the course.

Weekly seminar programme

We have a weekly seminar programme in the mathematics division, which features talks in the areas of research strength in the division, Mathematical Biology, Applied Analysis, Magnetohydrodynamics and Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing.

Who should study this course?

This course suits graduates with a degree in mathematics or in a subject with strong mathematical components such as physics, who wish to deepen their mathematical knowledge and related skills.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Dumitru Trucu
+44 (0)1382 384462