The Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics course from The Open University UK offers a wide choice of modules enabling you to tailor your studies to your particular area of interest, and is applicable to work in industry, business and commerce – as well as providing a firm foundation for additional study at masters and doctorate level.
Key features of the course
- Develops your problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
- A wide choice of modules enables you to tailor the course to your needs.
- Helps you stand out in a crowded jobs market.
Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life. It is no surprise therefore that 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 StructureCourses include:
- Calculus of variations and advanced calculus
- Analytic number theory
- Advanced mathematical methods
- Approximation theory
- Coding theory
- Fractal geometry
- Galois theory
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics View 19 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
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.
International3480 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3480 GBP per year during 12 months.
National3480 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3480 GBP per year during 12 months.
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