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Mathematical Sciences

This course aims to bring you, in 12 months, to a position where you can embark with confidence on a wide range of careers, including taking a PhD in Mathematics or related disciplines. There is a wide range of taught modules on offer, and you will also produce a dissertation on a topic of current research interest taken from your choice of a wide range of subjects offered.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Six taught modules in October-May; A dissertation in June-September. Modules: Six of available options; In previous years, optional modules available included: Modules in Pure Mathematics: Algebraic Topology IV; Analysis III/IV; Codes and Cryptography III; Differential Geometry III; Galois Theory III; Representation Theory III/IV; Riemannian Geometry IV; Topology III; Topics in Algebra and Geometry IV; Modules in Probability and Statistics: Bayesian Statistics III/IV; Mathematical Finance III/IV; Decision Theory III; Operations Research III; Statistical Methods III; Stochastic Processes III/IV; Modules in Applications of Mathematics: Advanced Quantum Theory IV; Continuum Mechanics III/IV; Dynamical Systems III; General Relativity IV; Mathematical Biology III; Partial Differential Equations III/IV; Quantum Information III; Quantum Mechanics III; Solitons III and IV;

Assessment methods

The main group of lectures is given in the first two terms of the academic year (Michaelmas and Epiphany), there are also two revision lectures in the third term (Easter). This part of the course is assessed by examinations. Students choose 6 modules, each module has 2 lectures per week and one fortnightly problems class. There are 10 teaching weeks in the Michaelmas term and 9 teaching weeks in Epiphany term. In addition, lecturers also set a number of homework assignments which give the student a chance to test their understanding of the material. The dissertation must be submitted by mid-September, the end of the twelve month course period.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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