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Applied Mathematical Sciences

Heriot-Watt University

24 months
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This is a new two-year MSc in Applied Mathematical Sciences offered by the Heriot-Watt University. The first year (Stage 1) is a pre-masters year that will equip you with a solid, theoretical and practical foundation in applied mathematics (6 courses) and includes 2 courses in Research Preparation (English Study Skills). 


The second year (Stage 2) is the same as our current one-year MSc Programme in Applied Mathematical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University which is designed to equip students with the modern, transferrable mathematical and statistical skills to prepare them for careers in industry and research.

Key Features 

  • Our minimum IELTS entry requirement is 5.5 in all sections. The whole two year programme only requires one visa. We encourage applications from a broad range of technical backgrounds.
  • For over 40 years Heriot-Watt has been exceptionally strong in Applied Mathematics and we have world-leading researchers in many related areas and very good links with industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Preparation in English 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline is for Scottish and RUK students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requires a good first degree, or at least UK 2.1 standard or equivalent, containing some maths and/or statistics content.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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