Taught course

Mathematics (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Mathematics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. This programme is particularly suited for those seeking a career in academic mathematical research or a mathematics-related career in the private sector.

Highlights

  • The programme provides a wide range of advanced module choices across the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Students have the possibility of enrolling into an independent study module or into Professional Skills for Mathematical Scientists, in which you self-study an advanced topic under guidance.

Teaching format

The programme consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation (15,000 words) over the summer months. Most modules for the MSc in Mathematics are traditional semester-long lecture courses with end of semester exams, but some modules have a large element of continuous assessment. Class sizes range from 10 to 60 students, depending on the module.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is well equipped with computing facilities (including a large parallel computing cluster) and an on-site library.

Modules

For an MSc in Mathematics, students take at least 90 credits at 5000-level Mathematics and Statistics modules. The remaining 30 credits can be taken from the School's 3000-level and 4000-level modules. At least 90 credits of the total of 120 credits of the taught part should be Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics modules.

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
maths-msc-enquiries@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2344