Masters in Mathematics

Dealing with quantitative data, mathematics is a subject that is vital to our everyday lives. Not only have mathematical equations answered questions and revealed facts we were unaware of before, but as the discipline develops and adapts, so do our discoveries. As a student of mathematics, you will be at the forefront of the new evolutions of the field, and will be able to take your knowledge and skills into whatever employment you choose to pursue.

About Mathematics


The accreditation of a degree in mathematics will depend on the institution you choose to study at. It will also be influenced by the level you are studying at. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will be on more complex and specialist areas of mathematics, covering traditional subjects, as well as the more contemporary areas of mathematics. Modules and specialisms might include computational mathematics, quantum physics, theoretical fluid dynamics, and operational research. Assessment methods can include written work, group projects, and a major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a degree in mathematics will depend on where you choose to study, as well as the level of study you are applying for. For a postgraduate degree course, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry