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’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 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’ll be able to explore a chosen subject in depth and present your findings in a written dissertation.
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.
Contact hours will vary between 12 and 14 each week.
The class sizes vary between 20 and 70.
50% of the degree will be assessed from the taught component and 50% of the degree will be assessed from the 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
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
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
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.