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Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics

Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics

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2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Mathematics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This diploma comprises four 30-credit modules from a wide choice. Topics include analytic number theory, calculus of variations and nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Extend your understanding of areas of mathematics applicable to science, engineering and technology. It’s also the first two stages of our postgraduate mathematics programme. You can achieve the MSc in Mathematics by taking a further two 30-credit modules.

Key features of the course

  • Extends your understanding of key areas of mathematics, including analytic number theory, advanced calculus and differential equations
  • A wide choice of modules enables you to tailor the course to your needs
  • The opportunity to top up to our MSc in Mathematics in just one more year

Career relevance

Mathematics postgraduates can be found throughout industry, business and commerce, in the public and private sectors. Employers value the intellectual rigour and reasoning skills that mathematics students can acquire, their familiarity with numerical and symbolic thinking and the analytic approach to problem-solving which is their hallmark.

There are a variety of reasons for studying mathematics at postgraduate level. You may want a postgraduate qualification in order to distinguish yourself from an increasingly large graduate population. You may find that your undergraduate mathematical knowledge is becoming insufficient for your career requirements, especially if you are hoping to specialise in one of the more mathematical areas, which are becoming more sought after by employers. Or you may want to move to a PhD in Mathematics. The extent of opportunities is vast and mathematics postgraduates are equipped with skills and knowledge required for jobs in fields such as finance, education, engineering, science and business, as well as mathematics and mathematical science research.

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Entry requirements

You should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or a 2:1 honours degree in a subject with a high mathematical content.