Taught course

Mathematical Sciences

University of Liverpool · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

Students may apply to be enrolled for any of the MSc (12months), PG Dip (8months) or PGCert (4months). Applications are welcome from students who have (or expect to obtain) an Honours degree in Mathematics or with Mathematics as a major component (usually class 2:2 or better but FM/MSc requiring 2:1). Applicants with equivalent international qualifications are also welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

You can study this Mathematical Sciences programme full- or part-time to postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc level.

The topics we cover include:-

  • integral equations
  • asymptotic theory of partial differential equations
  • mathematical physics
  • numerical methods
  • theory of similarity and fractals
  • mathematical biology
  • optimal control theory
  • number theory
  • group theory
  • algebraic geometry
  • differential topology
  • singularity theory
  • knot theory
  • dynamical systems
  • statistics
  • actuarial and financial mathematics.

By completing the first semester you’ll gain the PG certificate. By completing the second you’ll earn the PG Diploma. Then, by completing your dissertation, you qualify for the MSc.

You can register initially for any of these qualifications and upgrade later on.

The programme has a modular structure with a total of 180 credits.

In the first semester, there are three lectured modules (each 15 credits) and an instructional module in Maple and LaTeX (15 credits).

In semester two, we provide two lectured modules and a presentation module in which you’ll prepare and present a seminar and write a mini dissertation (30 credits).

The programme finishes with a summer dissertation written under the supervision of a member of staff (60 credits).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
16 months


full time
12 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927