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Department of Mathematical Sciences

How to apply for an MSc degree

Application procedure

There is no formal deadline for applications for our two taught MSc programmes, but we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Indeed, the university cannot guarantee college accommodation if you have not been offered a place by the first of July for entry in October of the same year.

Students taking the courses are formally admitted to the University via a College or Society of the University and the Graduate School. Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Durham,
South Rd,
United Kingdom

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

Reference letters and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to the above address too if you have not uploaded them to the application system.


The department welcomes enquiries about postgraduate admission. Below is the list of MSc Course Directors. Do contact them if you have questions.

Degree/Area Contact Person Email
MSc in Mathematical Sciences Dr Pavel Tumarkin
MSc in Particles, Strings and Cosmology Dr Balt van Rees