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Mathematical Sciences (MASt) (2021 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-G1PE
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • Master of Advanced Study in Mathematical Sciences
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 9 months
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

The Master of Advanced Studies 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. 

This is a course that 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 math 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. 

Core Modules

  • Project

Optional Modules

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


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. 

Contact Hours

Contact hours will vary between 12 and 14 each week.

Class Sizes

The class sizes vary between 20 and 70.


The taught element of the course comprises 6 modules (15 credits each) that can be chosen from a wide range of options. These are supposed to be at an appropriate advanced level. Students are also working on a research project and write a substantial dissertation. This is worth 30 credits and constitutes 25% of the final mark. 

Skills from this degree

  • Conducting independent research on a challenging problem
  • Gathering and organizing 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

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

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs for this course.

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

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.