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Masters and PhD Degrees

The Mathematics Department offers the following degrees:

 Masters Degrees
PhD Degrees
  • PhD in Mathematics
    Offering an advanced research training in mathematics of high quality and preparing doctoral students for their future careers.
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MIR@W)
    Mathematical training which includes training in one or more disciplines outside of maths.
  • PhD in MASDOC Doctoral Training Centre
    The MASDOC PhD programme has a broad scope within the mathematical sciences rooted in the following major areas :Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Numerical analysis and Scientific Computing, Probability and Stochastic analysis and Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

  • MSc+PhD in Mathematics for Real-World Systems (MathSys)
    A new centre for doctoral training aimed at developing the mathematical insights needed to address high impact problems and challenges for society in health, industry and finance.

Mathematics or Interdisciplinary Mathematics?

Mathematics at Warwick covers a full range of both pure and applied areas.
The Mathematics Postgraduate Degrees are appropriate for students with a strong and broad mathematical background who wish to continue to focus on primarily mathematical questions in their postgraduate work.
Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Interdisciplinary Mathematics postgraduate degrees are closely associated with the MIR@W (pronounced Mirror) programme. This is a very active organisation that promotes and co-ordinates interdisciplinary research in the mathematical sciences.
Requirements and procedures for Interdisciplinary Mathematics degrees are very similar to those for the Mathematics degrees except that any coursework and all research involve both mathematics and another discipline. Examples would be Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics and Biology, Mathematics and Economics. Generally this interdisciplinary goal is achieved by requiring students to take modules both in Mathematics and from at least one department outside of mathematics. Theses and dissertations are required to be interdisciplinary. The detailed rules can be found on the Current Students pages.
Students interested in interdisciplinary degrees with mathematics and any type of finance will be directed to the Financial Mathematics MSc.

The Mathematics Department participates in several cross-disciplinary teaching and research programmes with joint appointments and seconded staff. There are numerous funded masters and PhD studentship opportunities available

Terminology and Further Information

  • MSc degrees are referred to as "Taught Degrees'' because they involve a large component of coursework and examinations.
  • PhD degrees are referred to as "Research Degrees" because they involve primarily research activity.
  • Postgraduate Diploma The Department does not normally admit students directly onto the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Two-year MSc It is possible to take the MSc in two years rather than the standard one year. This option is primarily for those who have some mathematical training but not at a sufficient level to pass a full set of postgraduate examinations after one year of study. See the MSc pages.
  • Taught Course Centre (TCC) The TCC is a collaboration between five leading research Departments in the UK (Bath, Bristol, Imperial, Oxford and Warwick), funded by the EPSRC. Courses cover all areas of pure and applied mathematics, to help strengthen students' mathematical background in preparation for undertaking research.

Information on applying to study at Warwick can be found on the University Postgraduate Applications pages.