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Applied Mathematics

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
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18450 GBP/year
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Applied Mathematics uses the powerful body of quantitative techniques developed by mathematicians to describe these systems, incorporate data and make predictions; real-world problems also inspire the development of beautiful new mathematics. The Applied Mathematics programme is offered by the University of Birmingham.

Overview

Many phenomena in the real world, from biological systems to the financial markets to industrial processes, are too complex to interpret without quantitative models.

There is a fundamental need in both academic research and industry for a new generation of scientists trained to work at the frontiers of mathematics with other disciplines, and who can bring highly-developed mathematical abilities to bear on real-world problems.

MSc Applied Mathematics at University of Birmingham is a one year master’s level course at the interfaces of mathematics with science, engineering and industry.  Interdisciplinary applied mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham takes place in a thriving outward-facing community with specialities including mathematical biology, fluid mechanics, mathematical finance and various industries. 

The School collaborates widely with multiple disciplines, including Biological and Medical Sciences, Chemical Engineering and within industry.  In particular, Birmingham is an emerging centre for multidisciplinary Biological Systems Science research, and is in a unique position, being adjacent to one of the largest super-hospitals in Europe, catering for a highly diverse population. 

The programme is specifically tailored to develop students from a strong mathematics background into becoming genuinely multidisciplinary scientists. You will have the opportunity to develop your mathematical skills, whilst at the same time being trained in solving real-world problems and working in a team. You will learn how to diversify your skills into other fields, and how to work with research leaders and other students from different disciplines.

Career Opportunities

This course is tailored to train students for careers in scientific research, and for employment in a wide range of industrial contexts, for example biotechnology, industrial engineering or the pharmaceutical industry. There is a considerable need for scientists with a strong mathematical and computational background who can communicate with experimental scientists; this MSc will provide you with specialised training, and through your research skills project, evidence that you can work in this multidisciplinary context.

Further transferrable skills developed through this course include team-working, oral and written presentation, problem-solving and time-management, particularly developed through the summer research skills project. Additional careers support is available through the School of Mathematics and from the University's career support team.  

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical biology 
  • Modelling with partial differential equations
  • Methods in partial differential equations 
  • Game theory
  • Numerical methods
  • Perturbation theory and asymptotics 
  • Applied nonlinear dynamical systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 Honours degree in mathematics or programmes with advanced mathematical components, including physics and some engineering subjects. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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