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Mathematical Sciences (MASt) (2023 Entry)

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Explore our Mathematical Sciences taught Master's degree.

The Master of Advanced Study in Mathematical Sciences is a course that is designed to expand and broaden your mathematical knowledge, providing ideal preparation for further academic research.

The MASt course offers a wide choice of topics from pure and applied mathematics, including those linked with physics and statistics. You will work under the guidance of academics at the forefront of research, aiding you in the orientation of the most up-to-date areas of knowledge.

Course overview

The Master of Advanced Study course runs from October to June each academic year. It is a master's level course leading to the same qualification as that awarded to external students taking the Cambridge "Part III" mathematics course.

Whereas the MMath is the fourth year of a four-year programme for students in Warwick, the MASt is primarily the equivalent fourth year for students who had undertaken a BSc outside of Warwick.

The course will help you to extend and solidify your mathematical knowledge providing an ideal preparation for further academic research in a concise and stimulating path. It offers a wide choice of advanced mathematics modules, with options in physics and statistics.

Warwick’s research reputation attracts academics with a passion for their subject. They will be actively involved in teaching you, providing you with access to the most up-to-date branches of knowledge.

You will take an active part in your own learning, working on your own research project under a direction of a supervisor. The high-level skills you will gain provide a strong foundation for a research degree.

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

First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a science with high mathematical content.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. 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 pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

  • Project

Optional modules

A wide selection of optional modulesLink opens in a new window are offered in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as statistics and physicsLink opens in a new window.


The Master of Advanced Study course is taught by academics with a strong interest in the modules of their specialisation and the projects that they supervise.

The course is thus both challenging and rewarding and it is expected to produce highly qualified graduates. Our existing MMath graduates (whose final year is essentially the same as the MASt’s) are highly sought after with many continuing to academia or business, commerce, and industry. 

Class sizes

The class sizes vary between 20 and 70 students.

Typical contact hours

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


The taught element of the course comprises 6 modules (15 credits each), or equivalent, that can be chosen from a wide range of options. These are supposed to be at an appropriate advanced level.

You will also work on a research project and write a substantial dissertation. This is worth 30 credits and constitutes 25% of the final mark.

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 pageLink opens in a new window.

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

Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which 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

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

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