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.
- Project (Year 1)
- Dissertation (Year 2)
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.
A two year MSc exists in both Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Mathematics with separate regulations. Each student registered for a two-year MSc produces a plan of study before the beginning of their second term in consultation with their supervisor and the Director of MSc Studies. This plan should include a statement of the basis for assessment of a student's progress during the first year and the weighting to be given to the various modules taken over the two years.
Each student registered for a two year Mathematics MSc produces a plan of study by the end of week 3 of the Autumn Term in consultation with their supervisor and the Director of MSc Studies. This plan should include a statement of the basis for assessment of a student's progress during the first year and the weighting to be given to the various modules taken over the two years.
All first year students are required to be examined in at least 96 CATS of modules and to submit a project (24 CATS) by the published deadline in September. Typically, during the first year a student takes examinations in two List C (4xx) modules and a number of undergraduate modules selected to broaden their knowledge.
During the second year, students are required to be examined in a further 90 CATS or more of appropriate List C and List D modules. Candidates must not take courses for credit in successive years that are substantially the same. The final examination mark excluding dissertation will include marks from both the first and second year with a relative weighting of approximately 20% (first year examinations, but not the project) and 80% (final year examinations).
Before the beginning of the second year, the student must submit a project worth 24 CATS which will be marked by the supervisor and a second marker.
The project will contribute to the first year mark. An average of 60% including the module and project marks is required to proceed to the second year. However, the first year project will not contribute to the final mark at the end of the second year. The second year dissertation may be a continuation of the first year project, but the same material cannot be used in both. As for the one-year MSc, the final dissertation is worth 90 CATS.
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: 2 years
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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