Postgraduate Diploma Online


The Open University UK

24 months
6960 GBP/year
6960 GBP/year
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If you want to develop your mathematical problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, this Mathematics course from The Open University UK is an excellent place to begin. 


The Mathematics course from The Open University UK has been designed  for students who want to delve more deeply into particular aspects of pure and applied mathematics, and can be used as a stepping stone to a masters in mathematics.

Key features of the course

  • Extends your understanding of key areas of mathematics, including analytic number theory, advanced calculus and differential equations
  • A wide choice of modules enables you to tailor the course to your needs
  • The opportunity to top up to our MSc in Mathematics in just one more year

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 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 included:

  • Calculus of variations and advanced calculus 
  • Analytic number theory 
  • Advanced mathematical methods
  • Approximation theory
  • Galois theory 
  • Coding theory
  • Nonlinear ordinary differential equations 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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120 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.

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