M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematical Sciences

Durham University

12 months
24800 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mathematical Sciences MSc course offered by Durham University aims to bring you, in 12 months, to a position where you can embark with confidence on a wide range of careers, including taking a PhD in Mathematics or related disciplines. 


Course Learning and Teaching

This is a full-year degree course, starting early October and finishing in the middle of the subsequent September. The aim of the course is to give you a wide mathematical background allowing you to either proceed to PhD or to apply the gained knowledge in industry.

The Mathematical Sciences MSc course offered by Durham University consists of three modules: the first two are the Michaelmas and Epiphany lecture courses covering a variety of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The third module is a dissertation on a topic of current research, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area. We offer a wide variety of possible dissertation topics.

The main group of lectures is given in the first two terms of the academic year (Michaelmas and Epiphany), there are also two revision lectures in the third term (Easter). This part of the course is assessed by examinations. You choose 6 modules, each module has 2 lectures per week and one fortnightly problem class. There are ten teaching weeks in the Michaelmas term and nine teaching weeks in Epiphany term. In addition, lecturers also set a number of homework assignments which give you the chance to test your understanding of the material.

The dissertation must be submitted by mid-September, the end of the twelve month course period.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Algebraic Topology IV
  •  Analysis III/IV
  •  Codes and Cryptography III
  •  Differential Geometry III
  •  Galois Theory III
  •  Geometry III/IV
  •  Bayesian Statistics III/IV 
  •  Mathematical Finance III/IV
  •  Decision Theory III
  •  Operations Research III

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time Fees

  • EU students: £6,050 per year
  • Island students students: £13,640 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 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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