University of Bristol

Mathematical Sciences

Our MSc in Mathematical Sciences is a flexible and challenging programme, taught by leading experts in the field. It allows you to develop a wide range of mathematical techniques and gives you a solid foundation for further research or employment at the highest levels. Under the guidance of an academic mentor, you will be offered a choice of units spanning the breadth of mathematics. There is a wide variety of combinations of units and themes, allowing you to add units from other schools to create an MSc that closely matches your interests. The taught element is followed by your chosen research project, which is supervised by an experienced research academic. The programme gives you the opportunity to increase your understanding of mathematical theory and equips you with fundamental skills in the modelling and analysis of problems. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers for their strong analytical, communication and organisational skills.

Course modules

The MSc in Mathematical Sciences comprises a taught component running from October to May (120 credit points), followed by a 60-credit research project between June and September. There is an extensive range of possible combinations of units and themes. An academic mentor will advise you on unit selection and meet regularly with you individually or in small groups throughout the taught component. You are also encouraged to participate in the wider academic life of the school, including research seminars, reading clubs and social events. Typical research themes include: Algebra Analysis Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Fluid Dynamics Material Science Mathematical Physics Monte Carlo Computation Number Theory and Combinatorics Probability Quantum Information Scientific Computing Set Theory and Logic Statistical Bioinformatics Statistics Time Series Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Mathematical Sciences. (


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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