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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Postgraduate Admissions

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. One measure of the vibrancy of our research is the number of postgraduate students we attract. There are about fifty at all times within the Department.

Postgraduate opportunities

We offer a range of postgraduate degrees, both at Master (MSc) and PhD levels.

The University's minimal language requirements for postgraduate studies in the Department of Mathematical Sciences are, for students whose first language is not English or whose first degree was awarded by a University not delivering the courses in English: an overall band score of 6.5 in the IELTS test (with no element below 6.0) or 92 in the TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) (with no element below 23). In all cases the relevant certificate should have been issued within two years of the programme start date.

Postgraduate fair

We organise a fair in the autumn each year, targeted at students from Durham and further afield who are interested in postgraduate studies, at Master or PhD level. Each research group provides information on the structure and content of the postgraduate degrees falling under their remit, and the afternoon concludes with an informal get together to prolong the information session.

Contact us

The Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Durham,
South Road, Durham DH1 3LE.

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.