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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Mathematics at Swansea University

  • 100% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [HESA data 2014/15]
  • 13th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2017]
  • Consistently high student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey [94% in 2016]
  • High employability - we are 14th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2016] 
  • We are rated as one of the TOP 25 Mathematics departments in the UK, and are within the top third in the world [QS World University Rankings 2015] 
  • Year in Industry programmes available 
  • Teaching and research centres on modern applicable mathematics
  • Extensive selection of final year projects designed to develop excellent transferable skills
  • £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers.  (From September 2018)

Course Overview

The MSc Mathematics course has been designed for students who wish to build on their BSc, extending their range of mathematics expertise across a broader spread of topics, and demonstrating their literature research skills through an extended dissertation.

Such a qualification will mark graduates out as having a broader and deeper understanding of mathematics, and the skills required to pursue a significant project with a high level of independence, presenting their results in a written report. This will give MSc Mathematics graduates an edge in the ever more competitive jobs market.

On the course you will study different elements of mathematics in a broad sense - including mathematical elements of computing if desired - in addition to developing your research, project management, and written communication skills through a project you will undertake. You will be fully supported to ensure that your project further develops an excellent foundation for your future career plans.

As a student on the MSc Mathematics course you will study a range of modules covering various topics such as:

  • Algebraic coding theory
  • Biomathematics
  • Black-Scholes theory
  • Data science
  • Differential geometry
  • Fourier analysis
  • Ito calculus
  • Lie theory
  • Numerical analysis
  • Partial differential equations
  • Stochastic processes
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Topology 

Dissertation

On top of the modules you study, you will also complete a dissertation as part of your studies.

 

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time £6,500 £15,500 MSc Part-time £3,250 £7,750 MSc Part-time £2,150 £5,150

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

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