Advice on how to apply

We use an online application system for our postgraduate programmes and we recommend you review the  general guidance on completing an online application.

You are strongly advised to submit as much information as possible with your application - this will ensure that our Graduate Admissions Committee has a complete profile when reviewing your application. Below are some hints and tips on submitting your application to our programmes.

Personal Statement

Personal statements should highlight your motivation for applying for the course, and any relevant experience and/or skills and it should explain why you wish to continue to postgraduate study.

Research Interests

For MSc in Mathematical Sciences, MSc by Research and PhD in Mathematics applications,it is essential to indicate at least two areas of research.

PhD and MSc by Research applications are welcome to list the names of any academics you are interested in working with, with a short summary of your research interests listed as your research details. You are also welcome to submit a research statement: this is an opportunity for you to tell us what your research interests are and to describe any relevant experience.

Academic Transcripts

You should provide a complete list of all courses and marks from your university in your application, in an easy to read format (low resolution scanned documents may not be legible). This should be an official document provided by your university.

Letters of Reference

Make sure the people you ask to write your references have up-to-date knowledge of your experience. If you are currently studying and have not yet completed your degree, include a referee who can comment on your predicted grade.

Language Requirements

If English is not your native language, check the language requirements for the programme. For MSc applicants, these are specified by Profile E, and for PhD applicants it is Profile F; see the links for details. If you are required to take a language test, make sure you include the language certificate in your application or indicate the date when you intend to take the test.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CVs should be included with details of other relevant work experience and qualifications to support your application. Please do not include any school (pre-university) certificates, unless otherwise specified above.

PhD Funding Deadline 

We welcome applications at any time of year and all submitted PhD applications are automatically considered for school based funding during the admissions process, but early application is advised. 

Further Details

For more details about the application process, see the entry for our postgraduate programmes in the University Postgraduate prospectus

Entry Requirements

MSc Mathematical Sciences

Applicants should possess a first-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a very closely related subject such as statistics or mathematical physics (further details).

MSc Mathematics of Cybersecurity

An upper second-class (2:1) honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or statistics.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate strong skills in Probability and Statistics, and have a basic understanding of one or more programming languages (further details).

PhD in Mathematics and MSc by Research

A first-class or upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject. Selection is based on academic achievement and research potential.

Postgraduate Open Day

21 November 2018

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