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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mathematics (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc prepares students with a background in pure or applied mathematics for a PhD or a career in the private sector. A wide range of topics are covered including group theory, mathematical computing, combinatorics, fluid dynamics, solar theory, mathematical biology, and measure and ergodic theory.

Course information

The MSc in Mathematics consists of two semesters of taught courses run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a dissertation undertaken over the summer months. This programme is particularly suited for those seeking a career in academic mathematical research or a mathematics-related career in the private sector.

Research degrees

The MSc in Mathematics prepares students for further postgraduate studies in mathematical research, and many graduates of the programme continue their education by enrolling in PhD programmes at St Andrews or elsewhere.

Careers

MSc in Mathematics graduates hold positions at leading universities or companies in areas as diverse as business administration, computer science and modelling, fisheries laboratories and pure mathematics.

Our recent graduates at Masters and Doctoral level have found employment in:

  • large consulting firms and major financial institutions including Scottish and Southern Energy, RBS, Capital One, American Express, Goldman Sachs and Tesco Bank.
  • the computer industry.
  • government agencies including GCHQ.
  • wildlife and conservation managers including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

AUG

Modules

Students complete a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted by the end of August. Dissertations are supervised by members of academic staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the progress of the dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,480

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related subject area.