If you see yourself as a research mathematician of the future, this course could appeal to you. For enthusiastic mathematicians, it’s a chance to further develop your knowledge if you already have an undergraduate mathematics, physics or statistics degree. If your academic background is not in these areas, this course could still appeal if you’re a strong mathematician looking for a return to formal education.
Your studies will include a mix of lecture-based modules and independent research. In your final year, you’ll be able to explore a chosen subject in depth and present your findings in a written dissertation.
- 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.
Many of our MSc postgraduates have gone on to study for a PhD in Mathematics or moved into scientific research. Other alumni have entered careers that include banking, finance and insurance.
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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