University of Surrey

University of Surrey


**Why choose this course** The influence of mathematics can be felt in almost every aspect of modern life, including finance, medical sciences, digital communications and even in weather forecasting. From geometry, analysis, partial differential equations and mathematical physics to fluid dynamics, meteorology and modelling in life sciences, our MSc in Mathematics offers you an extraordinary range of research opportunities that lie at the heart of tackling the most crucial scientific questions of our age. **What you will study** Our MSc course reflects and benefits from the strong research activities of our Department of Mathematics. The taught modules and dissertation topics are closely aligned with the interests of the Department's four research groups: Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences; Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations; Fields, Strings and Geometry; and Fluids, Meteorology and Symmetry. During the first two semesters, you will select a range of taught modules from an exciting, comprehensive list, followed by an extended research project conducted over the summer under the supervision of a member of the Department, culminating in the writing of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) ADVANCED ALGEBRA - Optional ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN MATHEMATICS - Optional FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS - Optional GENERAL TOPOLOGY - Optional LIE ALGEBRAS - Optional MANIFOLDS AND TOPOLOGY - Optional MATHEMATICAL FLUID MECHANICS - Optional MATRIX ANALYSIS - Optional NONLINEAR WAVE EQUATIONS - Optional QUANTUM MECHANICS - Optional REPRESENTATION THEORY - Optional DISSERTATION - Compulsory GEOMETRIC MECHANICS - Optional GRAPHS AND NETWORKS - Optional MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY - Optional MATHEMATICAL ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY - Optional NONCOMMUTATIVE ALGEBRA - Optional NONLINEAR PATTERNS - Optional NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PDES - Optional RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS - Optional SYMPLECTIC NUMERICAL METHODS - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Except for the dissertation, all modules are optional, subject only to the requirements noted above (e.g., for the MSc, a minimum of 150 credits must be at Level 7). Due to limitations on the availability of academics, not every module is offered every year. In a typical academic year, approximately 5 Level 6 modules and 10 Level 7 modules will be offered in addition to the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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