Explore our Mathematics taught Master's degree.
This MSc course is designed for those enthusiastic about mathematics. Warwick's Mathematics Institute has designed this course for undergraduates of mathematics, physics or statistics degree to further develop their knowledge through a challenging and uniquely flexible programme.
If you see yourself as a research mathematician of the future, this course may appeal to you. For enthusiastic mathematicians, it is 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 are 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 will be able to explore a chosen subject in depth and present your findings in a written dissertation.
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
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 requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
A wide selection of optional modules are offered in both pure and applied mathematics.
A taught component, consisting primarily of lecture modules and subsequent examinations, and a research component consisting of a written dissertation exploring a topic in depth.
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.
50% of the degree will be assessed from the taught component and 50% of the degree will be assessed from the dissertation.
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)
You work full-time on your dissertation, and you may give an oral presentation to staff during the summer. Completed dissertations are due in early September.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.
Here is our checklist on how to apply for taught postgraduate courses at Warwick.
Here is our checklist on how to apply for research postgraduate degrees at the University of Warwick.