Taught course


University of Sussex · Mathematics

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in mathematics. Degree subjects with substantial mathematics content or joint mathematics degrees are also acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

Mathematics at Sussex has a strong tradition and plays an important role in the current development of mathematics in areas as diverse as analysis and differential equations, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, stochastic analysis and probability.

This broad-based MSc concentrates on the core areas of pure, applied and numerical mathematics and provides you with a general knowledge of advanced mathematics. It offers you the opportunity to choose the mathematical orientation that best fits your tastes and aspirations.

This course is intended as training for users of mathematics in commerce and industry, as enhancement to mathematical educators (both future and current ones looking to strengthen their curriculum), or as a preparation to pursue a higher research course. A wide choice of topics is available for the dissertation, taken under the supervision of research-active faculty members.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: four options from Cryptography • Topology and Advanced Analysis • Financial Mathematics • Introduction to Maths Biology • Linear Statistical Models • Mathematical Fluid Dynamics • Measure and Integration • Advanced Numerical Analysis • Object-Oriented Programming • Partial Differential
Equations • Probability Models • Programming in C++ • Ring Theory.

Spring term: four options from Coding Theory • Continuum Mechanics • Dynamical Systems • Functional Analysis • Mathematical Models in Finance and Industry • Medical Statistics • Monte Carlo Simulations • Numerical Solutions of PDEs • Optimal Control of PDE • Perturbation Theory and Calculus of Variations • Random Processes • Differential Geometry.

Summer term: MSc dissertation.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 873254