Mathematical Sciences MSc/PGDip/PGCert Add to your prospectus

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2018
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree in Mathematics or with Mathematics as a major component.
Mathematical Sciences msc

Overview

You can study this Mathematical Sciences MSc programme full-time or part-time. It offers students the opportunity to specialise in a broad range of areas across pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability, and theoretical physics.

The topics we cover include:

  • advanced probability theory
  • algebra
  • asymptotic methods
  • geometry
  • mathematical biology
  • partial differential equations
  • quantum field theory
  • singularity theory
  • stochastic analysis
  • standard model/string theory.

By completing the first semester you qualify for the PG certificate. By completing the second, you qualify for the PG Diploma. Then, by completing your dissertation, you qualify for the MSc.

Funding

A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available; see the Fees page for more information.



Why Department of Mathematical Sciences?

Range and depth of study options

We offer a very wide range of modules, from advanced algebra and geometry, to partial differential equations, probability theory, stochastic analysis, and mathematical physics. With these you can tailor your programme to specialise in one of these areas, or gain a broad understanding of several. This allows you to build up the required background for the project and dissertation modules, which offer the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a topic of your choice, supervised by a leading expert in the field.

Exceptional employability

At Liverpool, we listen to employers' needs. Alongside key problem solving skills, employers require strong communication skills. These are integral to this programme. Graduates go on to research degrees, or become business and finance professionals, or to work in management training, information technology, further education or training (including teacher training) and scientific research and development.

Teaching quality

We are proud of our record on teaching quality, with five members of the Department having received the prestigious Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching. We care about each student and you will find the staff friendly and approachable.

Accessibility

We take students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and we work hard to give everyone the opportunity to shine.

Supportive atmosphere

We provide high quality supervision and teaching, computer labs, and you will benefit from the friendly and supportive atmosphere in the Department, as evidenced by student feedback available on our university website. A common room and kitchen for the exclusive use of the Department's students, and a lively maths society help to foster a friendly and supportive environment.