Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Mathematics for Cryptography and Communications

The course covers some of the mathematics behind modern secure information and communications systems; the programme of study specialises in mathematics relevant for public key cryptography, coding theory and information theory.

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1); or equivalent, in mathematics. English language requirements IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (iBT) 88, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants

Course modules

Advanced cipher systems; channels; theory of error-correcting codes; public key cryptography; main project; applications of field theory; quantum information theory; network algorithms; advanced financial mathematics; combinatorics; computational number theory; complexity theory.

Assessment methods

Coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,480 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,855 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Mathematics
Telephone number: 
01784 443091