University of Essex

University of Essex


This courses gives students training in basic mathematics techniques if their 1st degree contained only a modest amount of mathematics.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject; IELTS 6.0.

Course modules

Analysis; combinatorial optimisation; complex variables and applications; cryptography and codes; experimental design; graph theory; introduction to numerical methods; linear algebra; linear models; linear models; mathematical biology; mathematical methods; mathematics of portfolios; mathematics teaching project; nonlinear programming; optimisation (linear programming); ordinary differential equations; probability and statistics i; project: mathematics; project: mathematics; the laws of physics; vector calculus.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 10,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719