Mathematics, MSc

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Swansea University
Start - End
12 Sep
Study Options
Full Time
GBP 10300 - 10300
Fee International
GBP 22650 - 22650

The MSc in Mathematics is ideal if you want to build on your BSc, extend your knowledge through a wider spread of topics, and demonstrate your literature research skills with an extended dissertation.

You study different elements of mathematics such as mathematical elements of computing, and develop your research, project management, and written communication skills.

Our extensive expert support helps to shape your dissertation into an excellent foundation for your future career.

Upon graduation you will be a knowledgeable mathematician with the proven skills to independently deliver a substantial project. This gives you a distinct edge in the increasingly competitive jobs market.

Why Mathematics at Swansea?

  • Our new £32.5m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences provides state-of-the-art learning facilities
  • Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 350 [QS World University Rankings 2017]
  • Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 400 [301-400 (out of 500) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
  • Swansea University is UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Your Mathematics experience

In the first part of the Mathematics course you study a wide range of modules covering topics including stochastic processes, algebraic coding theory, black scholes theory and differential geometry. In the second part you complete a significant dissertation project.

Over the course of your studies in Mathematics you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and the dissertation.

Your studies will be supported by facilities including the main university library - containing an extensive collection of mathematics resources, and our Information Services and Systems (ISS).

Also available to you is the Aubrey Truman Reading Room in the centre of the department. This is home to the departmental library and a suite of computers.

Mathematics employment opportunities

An MSc in Mathematics significantly improves your career prospects. Popular career destinations include the actuarial profession, finance, technology and business, where mathematicians are in demand for statistical analysis, research and development positions.

Recent Swansea graduates have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government.

Mathematics modules

You first study a range of modules covering topics including algebraic coding theory, biomathematics, differential geometry and stochastic processes. You then complete a dissertation worth 60-credits.

Modules on the Mathematics course may include:

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Differential Geometry
  • Applied Algebra: Coding Theory
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Analytical Dynamics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Black-Scholes Theory
  • Biomathematics
  • Functional Analysis
  • Itô Calculus and Stochastic Differential Equations

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