Postgraduate study

The School of Mathematics is in the top 5 of UK mathematics departments according to REF, with postgraduate students from 32 countries studying in the centre of one of most friendly cities in the UK. Our postgraduate programmes - PhD, and research and taught masters - are run by some of the leading mathematics experts in the world.

MSc Mathematical Sciences

Ideal taught postgraduate programme  for those planning to pursue a career in finance, commerce and science, as well as providing a solid foundation for further doctoral study. Students attend selected taught units and also write a thesis in an area of current research.

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Postgraduate Handbook 2017 Entry (PDF, 445kB)

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority background, as they are currently under-represented in the School of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Complexity; Ergodic Theory, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics; Fluid Dynamics; Material Science, PDE’s, Variational Problems and Applications; Number Theory; Numerical Methods; Applied Probability; Quantum Chaos; Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory; Random Matrix Theory.

Pure Mathematics

Algebra; Analysis; Combinatorics; Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems; Logic and Set Theory; Number Theory.

Probability and Statistics

Applied probability; Scaling Limits; Statistical Physics; Bayesian Modelling and Analysis; Monte Carlo Methods; Multiscale Methods; Nonparametric Regression; Optimisation under Uncertainty; Statistical Bioinformatics; Statistical Signal Processing; Time Series.

International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Postgraduate profiles

Read about other students' experiences at Bristol

Scholarships and funding

Explore possible funding for postgradute study

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