Taught course

Mathematics of Systems (MSc leading to PhD)

University of Warwick · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree or very strong 2:i (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science or other degree with high mathematical content.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The Mathematics of Systems programme takes the form of a 1+3 year MSc and PhD.

The full-time MSc year is dedicated to developing a broad portfolio of mathematical techniques and partaking in small research problems with a strong emphasis on applied questions and practical approaches. The PhD years train you into an independent researcher developing and using new mathematics to solve real-world systems challenges under the guidance of two supervisors and in the context of real-world systems problems coming from our external partners or others, in health, industry and finance.

The MathSys 1+3 year programme trains students in the advanced quantitative skills and applied mathematical modelling critical to address today’s challenges in biomedicine and health sectors, modern industry and the digital economy.

MathSys is a Centre for Doctoral Training funded by the EPSRC, with support from external partners and the University of Warwick. It is dedicated to tackling real-world problems that require developing novel mathematical methods for multi-scale, machine-learning and hybrid modelling.

MathSys is an inclusive CDT with a strong creative and collaborative ethos, and benefits from its own dedicated facilities. We will train you to think broadly and combine cutting-edge mathematical skills with the ability to understand and model real-world systems, analyse complex data sets, work well in multidisciplinary teams and be excellent communicators.

Our core funding provides stipends and fees for 10 students per year (under UKRI funding restrictions) on a competitive basis, including three fully-funded international studentships.

More information on the application process for MathSys, along with details of forthcoming Open Days, can be found on the MathSys website.

Skills from this degree

  • Core and specialist mathematics for tackling real-world problems
  • Complex data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Computational techniques
  • A range of mathematical modelling methodologies
  • Presentation skills
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Research methods

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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024 7657 4058