MSc Mathematical Sciences

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

Our MSc in Mathematical Sciences is a flexible and challenging programme, taught by leading experts in the field. It allows you to develop a wide range of mathematical techniques and gives you a solid foundation for further research or employment at the highest levels.

Under the guidance of an academic mentor, you will be offered a choice of units spanning the breadth of mathematics. There is a wide variety of combinations of units and themes, allowing you to add units from other schools to create an MSc that closely matches your interests. The taught element is followed by your chosen research project, which is supervised by an experienced research academic.

The programme gives you the opportunity to increase your understanding of mathematical theory and equips you with fundamental skills in the modelling and analysis of problems. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers for their strong analytical, communication and organisational skills.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£8,900
Overseas: full-time
£20,800
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£12,500

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The MSc in Mathematical Sciences comprises a taught component running from October to May (120 credit points), followed by a 60-credit research project between June and September.

There is an extensive range of possible combinations of units and themes. An academic mentor will advise you on unit selection and meet regularly with you individually or in small groups throughout the taught component. You are also encouraged to participate in the wider academic life of the school, including research seminars, reading clubs and social events. Typical research themes include:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Material Science
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Monte Carlo Computation
  • Number Theory and Combinatorics
  • Probability
  • Quantum Information
  • Scientific Computing
  • Set Theory and Logic
  • Statistical Bioinformatics
  • Statistics
  • Time Series

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Mathematical Sciences.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a first-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a very closely related subject (eg statistics, mathematical physics). Professional experience or other qualifications are very unlikely to be relevant.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme provides you with skills in quantitative research, reasoning and problem solving that will be valuable in your future career. Mathematics graduates often go on to PhD programmes, or find employment in finance, accountancy, research, teaching or management.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2018

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Postgraduate Student Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8658 Email: pgsec-maths@bristol.ac.uk

School of Mathematics
University of Bristol
University Walk
Bristol BS8 1TW http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maths

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