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Mathematics - Diploma plus MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

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 lecturebased modules and independent research. The Diploma + MSc option gives you the opportunity to work on a project in your first year before you progress to your dissertation in the second year.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Project (Year 1)
  • Dissertation (Year 2)

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Fourier Analysis
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Large Deviation Theory
  • Riemann Surfaces
  • Brownian Motion
  • Geometric Group Theory
  • Advanced Real Analysis
  • Analytic Number Theory

* 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.

Contact Hours:

Contact hours will vary between 12 and 14 each week.

Class Sizes:

The class sizes vary between 20 and 70.


Before the beginning of the second year, you submit a project worth 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.

Our graduates have progressed into roles such as:

  • Postgraduate (PhD level) researcher in Mathematics or Physics
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Cryptographer and Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst teacher

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Part-time: 4 years

(September 2019 - September 2023)

Entry Requirements

First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

Warwick Mathematics Institute

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


Funding your Mathematics degree.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs for this course.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.