Taught course

Mathematical Biology

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a 2.2 BSc (honours) or above, or a suitable alternative qualification, in a relevant mathematical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve biological and biomedical problems. Graduates from his course are well placed to make significant contributions to the rapidly expanding healthcare sector and major societal challenges including global sustainability.

The topics taught are directly linked to the research that we do, so you will be learning at the cutting edge of mathematical biology.

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.

In this course we use a wide selection of mathematical software packages such as MATLAB, Maple and COMSOL.

We have a weekly seminar programme in the mathematics division, which features a variety of mathematical biology topics.

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