University of Surrey

University of Surrey


This programme reflects and benefits from the strong research activities of the 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; Fluids, Meteorology and Symmetry. During the first two semesters you will take a range of taught modules from an extensive list of options, 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 UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a closely related discipline may be considered for this programme. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: maths of weather; graphs and networks; manifolds and topology; quantum mechanics; numerical solutions of PDEs; functional analysis and partial differential equations; nonlinear wave equations; representation theory; advanced techniques in mathematics; lie algebras; nonlinear patterns; geometric mechanics; relativity; ecological and epidemiological modelling; mathematical biology and physiology; topology; non-commutative algebra; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation: During the summer, students undertake an extensive research project under the supervision of a member of the Department.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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