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Mathematical Sciences MPhil

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | Contact University

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Mathematics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool offers wide opportunities for postgraduate study in an active research environment. Research is organised in 9 research groups, in addition to 3 research centres.


There are 12 active research groups in many areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, holding research grants from EPSRC, STFC and other sources. State of- the-art computing facilities are available. The Department’s teaching was evaluated in the most recent survey by the Quality Assurance Agency and awarded a total of 23 points out of 24 (excellent).

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate research in four key areas: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics and Applied Probability. Our research strength has earned us the top numerical research rating in all four Research Assessment Exercises.

Our research interests closely match our research themes.

Research themes

Our research themes include:

Algebraic Geometry,

Applied Probability,

Dynamical Systems,

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics,

Mathematical Biology,

Quantum Field Theory and Applications,

Singularity Theory and its Applications,

String Phenomenology,

Waves and Solid Mechanics,

Research Centre in Mathematics and Modelling (RCMM)

Centre for Mathematical Imaging Techniques (CMIT)

Environmental Radioactivity Research Centre (ERRC).

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Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students who have (or expect to obtain) a good Honours degree (first class or 2:1) or an equivalent qualification. Since a wide background in mathematics is required for success in research, students with a higher qualification (eg MSc, MMath, Cambridge Part III) will find they are better prepared for starting research. Those without the higher qualification may be required to follow some or all of the taught part of the MSc.

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