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Mathematical Medicine and Biology MSc

Mathematical Medicine and Biology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Biomedical Sciences Biology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Learn the skills to unravel fundamental questions in biology to tackle real-world medical conditions.


Key facts

  • Study a course informed by research carried out in the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology
  • Be taught by experts in the field, unlocking your potential with research-led modules
  • Develop your academic skills in a school that was ranked top 10 in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for research power and research quality

At the University of Nottingham we are transforming lives and shaping the future with our teaching and research. As a mathematics masters student, you will be taught by the brightest minds who are working towards solutions to today’s global problems. Be inspired and join our world.

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.??


MSc Mathematical Medicine and Biology 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module involves the application of mathematical modelling to practical problems in biology and medicine, typical of those that mathematicians and systems biologists encounter in academia and industry. Specific projects are tackled through workshops and student-led group activities. Students will gain experience of applying a variety of mathematical modelling approaches to a range of biomedical problems.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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