The choice of modules is sufficient to be of interest to not only mathematicians, but also mathematically inclined scientists or engineers looking to advance their career by gaining a high-level qualification.
You’ll complete your MSc with a piece of independent study, exploring a mathematical topic in detail, and conclude this with a dissertation.
Key features of the Mathematics course from The Open University UK
- Ideal for mathematically inclined scientists and engineers as well as mathematicians.
- Extends your knowledge and refines your abilities to process information accurately, and critically analyse and communicate complex ideas.
- Develops an enhanced skill set giving you an advantage in careers beyond mathematics, such as education, computer science, engineering, economics and finance.
- The UK's most popular MSc in Mathematics.
Mathematics postgraduates can be found throughout industry, business and commerce, in the public and private sectors. Employers value the intellectual rigour and reasoning skills that mathematics students can acquire, their familiarity with numerical and symbolic thinking and the analytic approach to problem-solving which is their hallmark.
There are a variety of reasons for studying mathematics at postgraduate level. You may want a postgraduate qualification in order to distinguish yourself from an increasingly large graduate population.
You may find that your undergraduate mathematical knowledge is becoming insufficient for your career requirements, especially if you are hoping to specialise in one of the more mathematical areas, which are becoming more sought after by employers.
Or you may want to move on to a PhD in Mathematics. The extent of opportunities is vast and mathematics postgraduates are equipped with skills and knowledge required for jobs in fields such as finance, education, engineering, science and business, as well as mathematics and mathematical science research.
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- Calculus of variations and advanced calculus
- Advanced mathematical methods
- Analytic number theory
- Approximation theory
- Coding theory
- Fractal geometry
- Galois theory
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics Financial Mathematics View 19 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
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You should normally have a minimum of either:
- a 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or
- a 2:1 honours degree in a subject with a high mathematical content.
If you don’t have such a qualification, your application will still be considered, but you may be asked to complete an entry test. Non-graduates will not normally be admitted.
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International10230 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10230 GBP per year during 24 months.
National10230 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10230 GBP per year during 24 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.