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Mathematical Medicine and Biology MSc

Mathematical Medicine and Biology MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Biomedical Sciences Biology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will give you skills in advanced mathematics, biology and medicine. All teaching is carried out by the School of Mathematical Sciences but we encourage students to collaborate with colleagues in the School of Life Sciences, the School of Medicine and Centre for Plant Integrative Biology. You don’t need to have any background in biology, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about it. The required biology will be introduced throughout the course. The emphasis of the course is on how we can use mathematics in a biological or medical application. We will teach you the techniques needed such as advanced nonlinear and stochastic dynamics, model building, interpreting model output in light of biological data and practical approaches to simulating biological and medical processes. The MSc in Mathematical Medicine and Biology is designed for students with a degree in mathematics (or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content). In terms of specific maths topics, ideally you would have covered calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In addition, some experience of dynamical systems is needed prior to arrival. This will provide you with skills suitable for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or within the health care industry and also prepares you for a research career in the exciting and growing field of mathematical medicine and biology.

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Full time


1 year

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Mathematics can be usefully applied to a wide range of applica- tions in medicine and biology. Without assuming any prior biological knowledge, this module describes how mathematics helps usunderstand topics such as population dynam- ics, biological oscillations, pattern formation and nonlinear growth phenomena. There is considerable emphasis on model building and development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.