Do you aspire to become a professional scientist? If so, this course is designed with you in mind. It’s suitable if you’re a mathematics graduate wishing to progress to PhD level studies in one of the sciences, or a science graduate wishing to undertake a PhD in Mathematics. Equally, the course may be of interest if you have a reasonable mathematical background, and wish to learn about the interactions between sciences and mathematics.
The programme encompasses a breadth of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. As an interdisciplinary MSc student, you’ll also have the option to take modules in related sciences and social sciences, including physics, biology and economics.
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
The Mathematics MSc is made up of a taught component, consisting primarily of lecture modules and subsequent examinations, and a research component consisting of a written dissertation exploring a topic in depth. Credits are measured in CATS. The MSc degree has a total of 180 CATS with 90 CATS coming from the taught component and 90 CATS coming from the dissertation.
- Term 1 (October - December) - You attend roughly half of your modules (measured in CATS) and begin discussing dissertation topics with members of staff.
- Term 2 (January - March) - You attend the remaining modules, register for examinations, declare a dissertation topic and a supervisor, and start background work on the topic.
- Term 3 (April - June) - You take examinations for the Term 1 and 2 modules and continue to work on your dissertation.
- Internal Exam Board Meeting (Late June) - Your examination results are considered by the internal examination board; recommendations are made based on your performance.
- Summer (July - September) - You work Full-time on your dissertation, and you may give an oral presentation to staff during the summer. Completed dissertations are due in early September.
- Full Exam Board Meeting (late September) - Your examinations and dissertation are considered by the full MSc Examination Board. The Examination Board recommends the award of a MSc degree to those who have successfully passed both the examination and dissertation elements of the degree requirement. The award of MSc with Merit or Distinction is possible for students who have performed very well.
Most of our MSc postgraduates continue to PhD studies in Mathematics or other contributing subjects (in Warwick or a range of international institutions). Others pursue careers in business, finance, public service, teaching and related.
Full-time: 1 year
First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £9,250* per year
Overseas: £24,640* per year
*Fees to be confirmed for 2018.
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