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24 months
9990 GBP/year
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This MSc Mathematics course from The Open University UK enables you to delve deeply into particular aspects of pure and applied mathematics through a wide choice of modules in areas such as fractal geometry, coding theory and calculus of variations.

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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.

Career relevance

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.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Calculus of variations and advanced calculus
  • Advanced mathematical methods 
  • Analytic number theory
  • Approximation theory 
  • Coding theory 
  • Fractal geometry
  • Galois theory

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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