Research course

Mathematics of Systems (1+3)

University of Warwick · Department of Mathematics
MSc + PhD

Entry requirements

Preferably a First Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a science degree with high mathematical content, although a high 2:i will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Would you like to learn how to use novel mathematics to tackle real-world problems? This MSc and PhD-combined course bridges three key areas:

  1. Complexity Science;
  2. Systems Biology; and
  3. Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research.

The taught element of the course will equip you with the necessary skills required for the PhD, during which you can work on specialist mathematical solutions to global challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to identify real-world systems and explore how they can benefit from mathematical techniques. As your studies progress, you’ll become open to new ways of thinking, combining cutting-edge mathematical skills with the ability to understand and model real-world systems. You’ll also learn how to analyse complex data sets, work well in multidisciplinary teams and become an effective communicator.

Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from the first-hand expertise of our collaborative partners from industry, finance and health. As a result, you’ll graduate with excellent employment prospects and the relevant experience to work at the forefront of academic and industrial research.

Applications for MSc only are welcomed but there is no Research Council funding available for this option so applicants would need to source their own funding.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit our website: English language requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here: Funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc + PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585