MSc Mathematical Sciences
Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Maths research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for Maths, QS World University Rankings by subject 2023).
Our MSc in Mathematical Sciences is a flexible and challenging programme, taught by leading experts in the field. It will help 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.
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.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Mathematical Sciences.
A first-class honours degree or international equivalent in Mathematics or a very closely related subject (for example, 'Mathematics and Statistics' or 'Mathematical Physics'), with a focus on theoretical mathematics.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,600 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £26,500 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
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Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
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.
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