M.Sc. On Campus


Cardiff University

12 months
23450 GBP/year
10200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mathematics programme from Cardiff University delves into the fascinating, challenging and elegant world of mathematics; taking your skillset and knowledge base from a BSc in Mathematics (or similar) towards a point where you can embark on original research in pure and applied mathematics.


The Mathematics programme from Cardiff University consists of a mixture of taught modules in pure and applied mathematics, self-study modules which build skills crucial for both a research degree and the workplace, and a dissertation, which allows you to research mathematics under the guidance of experienced, research active academics.

This one year degree is the ideal preparation if you want to go on to do a PhD, work in research or for a technological company. You will gain a deeper understanding of mathematics and develop skills in demand by a range of prospective employers.

Distinctive features

  • available on a one year full-time basis
  • offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics
  • encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning
  • offers an education in mathematics appropriate for those intending to become professional mathematicians, or who wish to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics
  • provides an opportunity to undertake a supervised dissertation at an advanced level
  • students are taught and supervised by our research active staff, who will offer guidance and advice on an individual basis

Career prospects

Specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought are qualities in demand across a range of stimulating and rewarding careers. There is a high demand for mathematicians across a range of sectors such as the oil and nuclear industries, medicine and IT, as well as many forms of engineering and different government departments. 

Further study at Masters level can be useful for some maths-related careers such as operational research, medical statistics in pharmaceutical companies, meteorology, engineering design, finance, investment banking, actuarial science and IT-based roles. Government agencies such as the Office of National Statistics and the Meteorological Office also provide employment opportunities for Mathematics graduates.

If you prefer to continue on a more academic career pathway, you may choose to continue your studies with a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Module
  • Dissertation
  • Financial Mathematics and Modern Actuarial Risk Theory
  • Advanced Use of Statistical Packages
  • Statistics of Big Data
  • Stochastic Search and Optimisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This Programme is suitable for graduates with a BSc in Mathematics or a related discipline with a strong mathematical component, covering basics of Real Analysis and Linear Algebra.

  • Applicants should hold a first or upper second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area or have appropriate professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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