M.Sc. On Campus Online

Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
16184 GBP/year
7776 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Since the 1990s Heriot-Watt University has had an internationally renowned research group in Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine.


This group includes Jonathan Sherratt, Andy White and Kevin Painter; all of whom are leading researchers in mathematical biology with strong international reputations. 


  • Building on the strength of this research group we are excited to be launching a brand new MSc Programme in Mathematical Biology Ecology and Medicine. 
  • The Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine programme at Heriot-Watt University includes high level and high quality courses that will provide a comprehensive training in mathematical modelling of problems in the life sciences, in mathematical techniques to study these models, and in the use of data to both inform and test the models.
  • During the summer you will do an extended project on a cutting-edge research topic that is aligned with our research interests. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Modelling and Tools
  • Mod Sim Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Biology and Medicine
  • Data Assimilation 
  • Masters Project and Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry is aimed at graduates with strong mathematical knowledge and skills. 
  • A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content is desired. 
  • Motivation and a willingness to work hard are also important pre-requisites.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16184 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16184 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7776 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7776 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time fees:

  • UK/EU:  £3,888

  • Overseas: £8,092

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.


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