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MSc Mathematics (by Research)

School of Computing
  • Sep 2024
  • Jan 2025
  • Apr 2025
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • Research
  • Master of Science by Research
  • Buckingham
  • Applicants are normally expected to have a first- or second-class honours degree in Mathematics or in a closely related discipline. This includes motivated graduates in Computing with backgrounds in Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.

    Mature students

    Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.

    International students

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    Selection process

    Applicants will be invited to the campus for an initial informal discussion with the Admissions Tutor. Applicants later will be asked to talk about their choice of subject (BSc project or their final year subject) if they are mathematics graduates. Students with degrees that are not in mathematics will be asked to provide evidence of their knowledge in mathematics. A successful discussion will lead to the completion of an outline research proposal.

    Further requirements might be asked in the selection process.

    If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so the process would take place online.

    Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on +44 (0)1280 820227 or get in touch via our online form.

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