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Interdisciplinary Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (2022 Entry)

About this taught graduate course

Course overview

Do you aspire to become a professional scientist? Or do you have a mathematical background and wish to learn about the interactions between sciences and mathematics? Our programme encompasses a breadth of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.

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. In addition to modules in Mathematics, you will take modules in related subjects such as Physics, Biology, Economics or any of the other departments listed below. The knowledge and skills you will acquire will prove useful for a range of future scientific careers or if you wish to progress to PhD level studies in Mathematics or one of the sciences.

Skills from this degree

  • Conducting independent research on a challenging problem
  • Gathering and organising data to make a case
  • Preparing and delivering a technical presentation
  • Scientific communication
  • Technical precision
  • Organising, absorbing and consolidating information and techniques
  • Applying knowledge in the solution of complex problems

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

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

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

Year One

Project

Year Two

Dissertation


Optional modules

A wide selection of optional modules is offered in both pure and applied mathematics.

In addition, a wide selection of modules are offered from the following departments:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical School
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Teaching

There is a wide range of lectured courses followed by examinations. Students take 90 CATS (equivalent of 6 modules) from Level 3 or above.

The research component consists of a substantial written dissertation exploring a specific topic in depth.


Class sizes

The class sizes for this course vary between 20 and 70 students.


Typical contact hours

Contact hours for this course will vary between 12 and 14 hours each week.


Assessment

Term One (October - December)

You attend roughly half of your modules and begin discussing dissertation topics with members of staff.

Term Two (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 Three (April - June) 

You take examinations for the Term One and Two modules and continue to work on your dissertation.

Summer (July - September)

Over the summer you work full-time on your dissertation, and you may give an oral presentation to staff about your project. Completed dissertations must be submitted early September.


Reading lists

Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.


Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.

Your career

Graduates have pursued roles such as: actuaries; finance and investment analysts and advisers and university researchers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Maths Careers Fair
  • Careers in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Mathematics at work – The practical application of Maths in the workplace
  • Placement and graduate opportunities at the Government Actuary’s Department

Mathematics at Warwick

Our challenging Mathematics degrees will harness your strong mathematical ability and commitment, enabling you to explore your passion for mathematics.

Find out more about us on our website


Our courses

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Funding routes available

Find out about the many different funding routes available for postgraduate study at Warwick.

Living costs

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