Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Courses

G1K509 Mathematical Sciences MSc Postgraduate Taught  2017

Essentials

Degree MSc
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 02/10/2017
Location Durham City
Department(s) Website www.durham.ac.uk/mathematical.sciences
Email maths.postgraduate@durham.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 3082

Course Content

Description

This course aims to bring you, in 12 months, to a position where you can embark with confidence on a wide range of careers, including taking a PhD in Mathematics or related disciplines. There is a wide range of taught modules on offer, and you will also produce a dissertation on a topic of current research interest taken from your choice of a wide range of subjects offered.

Course structure and overview

  • Six taught modules in October-May
  • A dissertation in June-September.

Modules: Six of available options

In previous years, optional modules available included:

Modules in Pure Mathematics:
  •  Algebraic Topology IV
  •  Codes and Cryptography III
  •  Differential Geometry III
  •  Galois Theory III
  •  Geometry III and IV
  •  Number Theory III and IV
  •  Riemannian Geometry IV
  • Topology III
  •  Elliptic Functions IV
Modules in Probability and Statistics:
  •  Mathematical Finance III and IV
  •  Decision Theory III
  •  Operations Research III
  •  Probability III and IV
  •  Statistical Methods III
  •  Topics in Statistics III and IV.
Modules in Applications of Mathematics:
  •  Advanced Quantum Theory IV
  •  Dynamical Systems III
  •  General Relativity III and IV
  •  Mathematical Biology III 
  •  Numerical Differential Equations III and IV 
  •  Partial Differential Equations III and IV
  •  Quantum Information III
  •  Quantum Mechanics III
  •  Statistical Mechanics III and IV.

Course Learning and Teaching

This is a full-year degree course, starting early October and finishing in the middle of the subsequent September. The aim of the course is to give the students a wide mathematical background allowing them to either proceed to PhD or to apply the gained knowledge in industry.

The course consists of three modules: the first two are the Michaelmas and Epiphany lecture courses covering variety of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The third module is a dissertation on a topic of current research, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area. We offer a wide variety of possible dissertation topics.

The main group of lectures is given in the first two terms of the academic year (Michaelmas and Epiphany), there are also two revision lectures in the third term (Easter). This part of the course is assessed by examinations. Students choose 6 modules, each module has 2 lectures per week and one fortnightly problems class. There are 10 teaching weeks in the Michaelmas term and 9 teaching weeks in Epiphany term. In addition lecturers also set a number of homework assignments which give the student a chance to test their understanding of the material.

The dissertation must be submitted by mid-September, the end of the twelve month course period 

Admissions Process

Subject requirements, level and grade

2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

English Language requirements

Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

How to apply

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

Fees and Funding

Full Time Fees

EU Student £6,900.00
Home Student £6,900.00
Island Student £6,900.00
International non-EU Student £16,500.00

Note: Fees are subject to review and change in-line with inflation.

Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Career Opportunities

Department of Mathematical Sciences

For further information on career options and employability, including the results of the Destination of Leavers survey, student and employer testimonials and details of work experience and study abroad opportunities, please visit our employability web pages

Open days and visits

Pre-application open day

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Overseas Visit Schedule

www.durham.ac.uk/international/office/meetus

Postgraduate Visits

PGVI or

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit/

Department Information

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Overview
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of the leading research units in the country, with interests in a wide range of areas in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and theoretical physics, as well as statistics and probability. The Department has excellent facilities for postgraduate studies. All research students have their own workspace with a network linked computer. We also offer many research seminar series in which students actively participate. One measure of the vibrancy of our research is the number of postgraduate students we attract.
Each year, several high-level conferences and workshops in Mathematical Sciences are held in Durham, including the London Mathematical Society (LMS) – EPSRC Durham Symposia (a prestigious series of high-quality international research conferences), and students are also given the opportunity to present their research results at conferences elsewhere. The Department is part of MAGIC, a consortium of 16 universities offering distance learning for postgraduate students via interactive access-grid technology. The Department is a member of the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS), giving postgraduate students access to high-quality training courses covering key areas of statistics and probability.

Ranking

Ranked joint 1st in the UK for Internationally Excellent and World-Leading research impact in REF 2014.
Website
www.durham.ac.uk/mathematical.sciences

Browse Courses

Similar Courses

F3K209 Particles, Strings and Cosmology  (MSc)