Taught course

Mathematics and its Applications with an Industrial Placement

Institution
University of Kent · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a subject with a significant mathematical content (or equivalent). Students not meeting the entry requirement may take the two year full-time International Master’s in Mathematics and its Applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme allows you to further enhance your knowledge, creativity and computational skills in core mathematical subjects and their applications giving you a competitive advantage in a wide range of mathematically based careers. The modules, which are designed and taught by internationally known researchers, are accessible, relevant, interesting and challenging.

Course structure

At least one modern application of mathematics is studied in-depth by each student. Mathematical computing and open-ended project work forms an integral part of the learning experience. There are opportunities for outreach and engagement with the public on mathematics.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:

  1. Applications of mathematical theories, methods and techniques
  2. The power of generalisation, abstraction and logical argument
  3. Nonlinear and noncommutative phenomena
  4. Geometric, algebraic and analytic thinking
  5. Mathematical computation

Your placement

Placements normally commence shortly after completion of Stage 1 of the MSc (June) or after completion of the short dissertation (August) and vary in length from three months to 50 weeks, extending the MSc programme to between 15 and 24 months. The start date and duration depend on the employer. Students on a longer placement module (i.e. 6, 9 or 12 months) can transfer to a shorter module if the placement arrangement changes unavoidably once the student has embarked on it, but if a student cannot complete the minimum of three months placement he/she will be required to transfer to the MSc programme without a placement. Placements may be undertaken in the UK or overseas (the University does not guarantee every student will find a placement. Those who do not secure a placement will be transferred to the MSc programme without a placement).

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages on our website. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding webpages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Acturial Science
Email
smsaspgadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 824133