Taught course

Advanced Mathematics

University of Exeter · Mathematics

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.

Months of entry


Course content

Mathematics holds relevance to a wide variety of topics that drive advancement in the world. Without it, subjects such as physics, medicine, computer science, social sciences and finance would not be as they are today, or even in existence. Mathematics is seamlessly ingrained into our society and has provided us the tools and knowledge to question and understand the world we live in. Those who study mathematics are developing a critical subject that holds the upmost potential, however one desires to apply it.

This programme is based on our academic expertise and the latest developments in mathematics, and will provide you with a thorough grounding in the subject. In addition, you will branch into a specialist area of study as you conduct a substantial project in an area of your choice.

Our internationally leading research supports this programme and will give you the opportunity to study a range of mathematical topics that include: dynamical systems, mathematical biology, weather and climate modelling, probability and stochastics, mathematical analysis, and number theory.

Upon successful graduation, you will have access to a wide range of career opportunities, such as those requiring skills in mathematical reasoning, modelling and computational analysis. In particular staff teaching on the programme have active collaborations with the insurance industry and the weather services. Those who have an interest in progressing their studies to PhD level will find this programme high relevant as it covers both fundamental and specialist advanced mathematics.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability, information for applicants with lower English language test scores, and all further information for international students can be found at the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,950 (full time)
International students
£20,500 (full time)

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
+44 (0)1392 724061