Taught course

Mathematical Sciences

Institution
University of Liverpool · Department of Mathematical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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

September

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

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
16 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927