University of Sussex

University of Sussex


This programme concentrates on the core areas of pure, applied and numerical mathematics and provides you with a general knowledge of advanced mathematics. It offers you the opportunity to choose the mathematical orientation that best fits your tastes and aspirations. This course is intended as training for users of mathematics in commerce and industry, as enhancement to mathematical educators (both future and current ones looking to strengthen their curriculum), or as a preparation to pursue a higher research course. A wide choice of topics is available for the dissertation, taken under the supervision of research-active faculty members.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in mathematics. Degree subjects with substantial mathematics content or joint mathematics degrees are also acceptable.

Course modules

In the autumn term students take 4 options from: Cryptography; topology and advanced analysis; financial mathematics; introduction to maths biology; linear statistical models; mathematical fluid dynamics; measure and integration; advanced numerical analysis; object-oriented programming; partial differential equations; probability models; programming in C++; ring theory. In the spring term students take 4 options from: Coding theory; continuum mechanics; dynamical systems; functional analysis; mathematical models in finance and industry; medical statistics; Monte Carlo simulations; numerical solutions of PDEs; optimal control of PDE; perturbation theory and calculus of variations; random processes; differential geometry. In the summer term students work on their MSc dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 873254