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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Do you want to develop the mathematical skills sought out by so many employers? Do you want to follow your passion and pursue further study in mathematics? Are you considering a career in research within academia or industry? If so, this degree is for you.

You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment, where you can follow your own mathematical interests by choosing from a wide range of advanced topics in both pure and applied mathematics. You will develop your research skills and explore in depth an area of your choice in your MSc dissertation, supported by one of our expert faculty.

Our research at Sussex plays an important role in the current development of areas as diverse as:

  • analysis and partial differential equations
  • mathematical physics
  • mathematics applied to biology
  • numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • probability and statistics.


Our graduates are well prepared to study for a PhD and for versatile jobs such as:

  • data analyst
  • software developer or engineer
  • scientific researcher
  • actuary
  • investment banker
  • quantitative analyst
  • teacher.


You undertake a 20,000-word dissertation from a wide choice of topics, taken under the supervision of a faculty member. This includes personal tutorial hours, where you and your supervisor discuss progress.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in mathematics (including joint degrees) or in a subject with substantial mathematics content. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.