MSc Advanced Mathematics
Full time 1 year|
Part time 2 years
Mathematics holds relevance to a wide variety of topics that drive advancement in the world. Without it, subjects such as physics, medicine, computer science, social sciences and finance would not be as they are today, or even in existence. Mathematics is seamlessly ingrained into our society and has provided us the tools and knowledge to question and understand the world we live in. Those who study mathematics are developing a critical subject that holds the upmost potential, however one desires to apply it.
This programme is based on our academic expertise and the latest developments in mathematics, and will provide you with a thorough grounding in the subject. In addition, you will branch into a specialist area of study as you conduct a substantial project in an area of your choice.
Our internationally leading research supports this programme and will give you the opportunity to study a range of mathematical topics that include: dynamical systems, mathematical biology, weather and climate modelling, probability and stochastics, mathematical analysis, and number theory.
Upon successful graduation, you will have access to a wide range of career opportunities, such as those requiring skills in mathematical reasoning, modelling and computational analysis. In particular staff teaching on the programme have active collaborations with the insurance industry and the weather services. Those who have an interest in progressing their studies to PhD level will find this programme high relevant as it covers both fundamental and specialist advanced mathematics.
The programme comprises two compulsory taught modules and 105 credits of optional modules. The taught component of the programme is completed in June with the project extending over the summer period for submission in September.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.
Modules are either assessed by coursework only, or a mixture of coursework and an exam. The project entails a short initial report or project proposal of around 1,000 words, a public presentation and a dissertation of 10,000 to 20,000 words. This is assessed by your supervisor and a second marker.
The University of Exeter has an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds to a high standard, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position. All programmes are designed so you not only get a second to none education in your area of choice, but you also are equipped with the correct vocational skills to achieve success in the working world or in further study.
All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2020/21
- UK/EU: £9,950 full-time; £4,975 part-time
- International: £20,950 full-time; £10,475 part-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Global Excellence Scholarship
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.
If you have any questions about any of our taught programmes, please contact us:
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