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Applied Mathematical Sciences with Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine MSc

Applied Mathematical Sciences with Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ecology Medicine (General) Biology Applied Mathematics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Since the 1990s Heriot-Watt University has had an internationally renowned research group in Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine. This group includes Jonathan Sherratt, Andy White and Kevin Painter; all of whom are leading researchers in mathematical biology with strong international reputations.

Building on the strength of this research group we are excited to be launching a brand new MSc Programme in Mathematical Biology Ecology and Medicine. The programme includes high level and high quality courses that will provide a comprehensive training in mathematical modelling of problems in the life sciences, in mathematical techniques to study these models, and in the use of data to both inform and test the models.

During the summer you will do an extended project on a cutting-edge research topic that is aligned with our research interests. These include work on wound healing, pattern formation in developmental biology, epidemics, cancer, semi-arid ecosystems, and evolution. The programme will open up for you a wide range of career paths and possibilities for future study.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module aims to provide the student with an opportunity to undertake extensive investigation of an advanced or specialised topic relating to their module; to provide the opportunity to plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation or development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Entry is aimed at graduates with strong mathematical knowledge and skills. A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content is desired. Motivation and a willingness to work hard are also important pre-requisites.