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MSc Mathematics

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Mathematics
Typical offer

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A 2:1 degree or equivalent

Contextual offers


  • Gain a thorough grounding in mathematics and benefit from our academic expertise in the latest developments in the subject
  • Explore a specialist area of study as you conduct a substantial project in an area that interests you
  • Study a range topics including dynamical systems, mathematical biology, weather and climate modelling, probability and stochastics, mathematical analysis, and number theory
  • Graduate with a wide range of career opportunities which could involve mathematical reasoning, modelling and computational analysis and benefit from our links with the insurance industry and weather services
  • You can progress your studies to PhD level, as this Masters covers both fundamental and specialist advanced mathematics.

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Discover MSc Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

Top 20 in the UK for Mathematics

18th in the Complete University Guide 2025

Top 50 in the world for our Mathematics and Computer Science research

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023, by percent of articles in the top 10% most-cited 

Research expertise in climate modelling and statistics; control and dynamics; systems biology; astrophysical fluid flows and number theory

Wide range of exciting and high-impact research projects

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

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.

Compulsory modules

MTHM036Research in Mathematical Sciences15
MTHM021Advanced Mathematics Project60

Optional modules

Select 105 Credits:
ECMM4XXM-Level modules in Computer Science15
MTH30XXMTH30XX Modules in Mathematics30
MTHM001Functional Analysis15
MTHM002Methods for Stochastics and Finance15
MTHM003Analysis and Computation for Finance15
MTHM004Fractal Geometry15
MTHM006Mathematical Theory of Option Pricing 15
MTHM010Representation Theory of Finite Groups15
MTHM018Dynamical Systems and Chaos15
MTHM019Fluid Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans15
MTHM023Modelling the Weather and Climate15
MTHM028Algebraic Number Theory15
MTHM029Algebraic Curves15
MTHM030Waves, Instabilities and Turbulence15
MTHM031Magnetic Fields and Fluid Flows15
MTHM033Statistical Modelling in Space and Time15
MTHM041Analytic Number Theory15
MTHM045Space Weather and Plasmas15
MTHM047Bayesian Statistics, Philosophy and Practice 15
MTHM048Ergodic Theory15
MTHM052Mid-Latitude Weather Systems15
MTHM062Data-driven Analysis and Modelling of Dynamical Systems15
MTHM063Uncertainty Quantification15
MTHMXXXM-Level modules in Mathematics15
NSCM005Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine15


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year: 

  • £12,100 full-time
  • £6,050 part-time

International fees per year: 

  • £27,500 full-time
  • £13,750 part-time

Fee information

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 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

The staff are really friendly and the lecturers are really approachable. The course is really interesting and whatever topic I have wanted to learn, we have done at Exeter.

My course will help me to find a job because the modules have been so broad I will have so many transferable skills and the links with industry are great. Being an international student is fun, I've met a lot of other international students and people are really approachable which has meant I’ve made a lot of friends and met people to study with, as well as practising my English skills.

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MSc Mathematics

Teaching and research

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.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to 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.