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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

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About Mathematical Sciences at University of Liverpool

You can study this Mathematical Sciences programme full- or part-time to  postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc level.

The topics we cover include:-

  • integral equations
  • asymptotic theory of partial differential equations
  • mathematical physics
  • numerical methods
  • theory of similarity and fractals
  • mathematical biology
  • optimal control theory
  • number theory
  • group theory
  • algebraic geometry
  • differential topology
  • singularity theory
  • knot theory
  • dynamical systems
  • statistics
  • actuarial and financial mathematics.

By completing the first semester you’ll gain the PG certificate. By completing the second you’ll earn the PG Diploma. Then, by completing your dissertation, you qualify for the MSc.

You can register initially for any of these qualifications and upgrade later on.

The programme has a modular structure with a total of 180 credits.

In the first semester, there are three lectured modules (each 15 credits) and an instructional module in Maple and LaTeX (15 credits).

In semester two, we provide two lectured modules and a presentation module in which you’ll prepare and present a seminar and write a mini dissertation (30 credits).

The programme finishes with a summer dissertation written under the supervision of a member of staff (60 credits).

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Entry requirements

Students may apply to be enrolled for any of the MSc (12months), PG Dip (8months) or PGCert (4months). Applications are welcome from students who have (or expect to obtain) an Honours degree in Mathematics or with Mathematics as a major component (usually class 2:2 or better but FM/MSc requiring 2:1). Applicants with equivalent international qualifications are also welcome. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see a full list. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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