Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Mathematics for Applications

"There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world." - Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky If you're looking to take your undergraduate mathematics experience to new levels and develop advanced research skills, this intensive programme covers the wide spectrum of discrete mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, and addresses some of the key quantifiable challenges and opportunities in the world around us. An interdisciplinary subject by nature, we will help you to apply mathematical concepts and methods to the ever-changing worlds of science, engineering, business, digital technology and industry, and particularly to communication theory, mathematical physics and financial mathematics, where some of our key research interests lie. The skills you gain will open up a range of career options and provide a solid foundation if you wish to progress to a PhD. You will be guided by renowned specialists in the field who publish in internationally competitive journals and work closely with partners in industry. Join our friendly and inspiring department and you will benefit from a thoroughly supportive learning environment, with generous staff office hours and a dedicated personal advisor to help you with any queries and guide you through your degree. Our graduates are in demand for their skills in research, numeracy, data handling and analysis, logical thinking and creative problem solving. - Apply your mathematics to real-world situations and gain the skills to work at a high level in industry, business or research. - Learn from internationally renowned mathematicians. We rank second in the UK for our research impact and fourth for world leading or internationally excellent research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014). - Feel at home in a friendly department where you will be known as an individual.

Entry requirements

- UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1). or equivalent, with Mathematics as a main field of study and good marks in relevant courses.
- Exceptionally, at the discretion of the course director, qualifications in other subjects (for example, physics or computer science) or degrees of lower classification may be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

Mandatory module: Main Project. Optional modules include: Theory of Error-Correcting Codes; Channels; Advanced Cypher Systems; Public Key Cryptography; Applications of Field Theory; Quantum Information and Coding; Principles of Algorithm Design; Advanced Financial Mathematics; Combinatorics; Computational Number Theory; Applied Probability; Inference; Topology.

Assessment methods

You will initially choose 8 courses from the list of available options, of which you specify 6 courses during the second term that will count towards your final award. You will also complete a core research project under the supervision of one of our academic staff. There is a strong focus on small group teaching throughout the programme.

Assessment is carried out through a variety of methods, including coursework, examinations and the main project. End-of-year examinations in May or June will count for 66.7% of your final award, while the dissertation will make up the remaining 33.3% and has to be submitted by September.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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