University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Pure Mathematics

The MSc Pure Mathematics offers a modern research-oriented taught course, providing students with a broader and deeper understanding of several core areas of pure mathematics that are of strong current interest and with a solid foundation for a career in research in pure mathematics; the programme covers a wide range of topics in algebra, analysis and number theory.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial pure mathematical content. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: Algebraic geometry; algebraic number theory; combinatorial group theory; complex analysis; further topics in analysis; linear analysis; number fields and Galois theory; pure mathematics dissertation; rings and modules.

Assessment methods

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit research project. Modules are mainly delivered through lectures and example and/or problem classes for smaller groups. You will typically be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and a class test. During the summer period, you will conduct an independent research project under the supervision of academic staff, which is worth the final 60 credits.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,010 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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