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The Applied Mathematics group in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester has a long-standing international reputation for its research.
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The Applied Mathematics group in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester has a long-standing international reputation for its research. Expertise in the group encompasses a broad range of topics, including Continuum Mechanics, Analysis & Dynamical Systems, Industrial & Applied Mathematics, Inverse Problems, Mathematical Finance, and Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing. The group has a strongly interdisciplinary research ethos, which it pursues in areas such as Mathematics in the Life Sciences, Uncertainty Quantification & Data Science, and within the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics.

The Applied Mathematics group offers the MSc in Applied Mathematics as an entry point to graduate study. The MSc has two pathways, reflecting the existing strengths within the group in numerical analysis and in industrial mathematics. The MSc consists of five core modules (total 75 credits) covering the main areas of mathematical techniques, modelling and computing skills necessary to become a modern applied mathematician. Students then choose three options, chosen from specific pathways in numerical analysis and industrial modelling (total 45 credits). Finally, a dissertation (60 credits) is undertaken with supervision from a member of staff in the applied mathematics group with the possibility of co-supervision with an industrial sponsor.### Aims

The course aims to develop core skills in applied mathematics and allows students to specialise in industrial modelling or numerical analysis, in preparation for study towards a PhD or a career using mathematics within industry. An important element is the course regarding transferable skills which will link with academics and employers to deliver important skills for a successful transition to a research career or the industrial workplace. ### Special features

The course features a transferable skills module, with guest lectures from industrial partners. Some dissertation projects and short internships will also be available with industry. ### Teaching and learning

Students take eight taught modules and write a dissertation. The taught modules feature a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, coursework, and computing and modelling projects (both individually and in groups). The modules on Scientific Computing and Transferable Skills particularly involve significant project work. Modules are examined through both coursework and examinations. ### Coursework and assessment

Assessment comprises course work, exams in January and May, followed by a dissertation carried out and written up between June and September. The dissertation counts for 60 credits of the 180 credits and is chosen from a range of available projects, including projects suggested by industrial partners. ### Course unit details

CORE (75 credits)

1. Mathematical methods

2. Partial Differential Equations

3. Scientific Computing

4. Dynamical Systems

5. Transferrable skills for mathematicians

Industrial modelling pathway

1 Continuum mechanics

2. Stability theory

3. Conservation and transport laws

Numerical analysis pathway

1. Numerical linear algebra

2. Finite Elements

3. Optimization and variational calculus### Career opportunities

The programme will prepare students for a career in research (via entry into a PhD programme) or direct entry into industry. Possible subsequent PhD programmes would be those in mathematics, computer science, or one of the many science and engineering disciplines where applied mathematics is crucial. The programme develops many computational, analytical, and modelling skills, which are valued by a wide range of employers. Specialist skills in scientific computing are valued in the science, engineering, and financial sector.

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The Applied Mathematics group offers the MSc in Applied Mathematics as an entry point to graduate study. The MSc has two pathways, reflecting the existing strengths within the group in numerical analysis and in industrial mathematics. The MSc consists of five core modules (total 75 credits) covering the main areas of mathematical techniques, modelling and computing skills necessary to become a modern applied mathematician. Students then choose three options, chosen from specific pathways in numerical analysis and industrial modelling (total 45 credits). Finally, a dissertation (60 credits) is undertaken with supervision from a member of staff in the applied mathematics group with the possibility of co-supervision with an industrial sponsor.

1. Mathematical methods

2. Partial Differential Equations

3. Scientific Computing

4. Dynamical Systems

5. Transferrable skills for mathematicians

Industrial modelling pathway

1 Continuum mechanics

2. Stability theory

3. Conservation and transport laws

Numerical analysis pathway

1. Numerical linear algebra

2. Finite Elements

3. Optimization and variational calculus

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The Masters in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics offers courses, taught by experts, across a wide range. Mathematics is highly developed yet continually growing, providing new insights and applications.
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The Masters in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics offers courses, taught by experts, across a wide range. Mathematics is highly developed yet continually growing, providing new insights and applications. It is the medium for expressing knowledge about many physical phenomena and is concerned with patterns, systems, and structures unrestricted by any specific application, but also allows for applications across many disciplines. ### Why this programme

◾Mathematics at the University of Glasgow is ranked 3rd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2017).

◾The School has a strong international reputation in pure and applied mathematics research and our PGT programmes in Mathematics offer a large range of courses ranging from pure algebra and analysis to courses on mathematical biology and fluids.

◾You will be taught by experts across a wide range of pure and applied mathematics and you will develop a mature understanding of fundamental theories and analytical skills applicable to many situations.

◾You will participate in an extensive and varied seminar programme, are taught by internationally renowned lecturers and experience a wide variety of projects.

◾Our students graduate with a varied skill set, including core professional skills, and a portfolio of substantive applied and practical work.### Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the Masters in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics include lectures, laboratory classes, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in project work.

If you are studying for the MSc you will take a total of 120 credits from a mixture of Level-4 Honours courses, Level-M courses and courses delivered by the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC).

You will take courses worth a minimum of 90 credits from Level-M courses and those delivered by the SMSTC. The remaining 30 credits may be chosen from final-year Level-H courses. The Level-M courses offered in a particular session will depend on student demand. Below are courses currently offered at these levels, but the options may vary from year to year.

Level-H courses (10 or 20 credits)

◾Algebraic & geometric topology

◾Continuum mechanics & elasticity

◾Differential geometry

◾Fluid mechanics

◾Functional analysis

◾Further complex analysis

◾Galois theory

◾Mathematical biology

◾Mathematical physics

◾Numerical methods

◾Number theory

◾Partial differential equations

◾Topics in algebra.

Level-M courses (20 credits)

◾Advanced algebraic & geometric topology

◾Advanced differential geometry & topology

◾Advanced functional analysis

◾Advanced methods in differential equations

◾Advanced numerical methods

◾Biological & physiological fluid mechanics

◾Commutative algebra & algebraic geometry

◾Elasticity

◾Further topics in group theory

◾Lie groups, lie algebras & their representations

◾Magnetohydrodynamics

◾Operator algebras

◾Solitons

◾Special relativity & classical field theory.

SMSTC courses (20 credits)

◾Advanced Functional Analysis

◾Advanced Mathematical Methods

The project titles are offered each year by academic staff and so change annually.### Career prospects

Career opportunities are diverse and varied and include academia, teaching, industry and finance.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:

Maths Tutor at a university.

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◾The School has a strong international reputation in pure and applied mathematics research and our PGT programmes in Mathematics offer a large range of courses ranging from pure algebra and analysis to courses on mathematical biology and fluids.

◾You will be taught by experts across a wide range of pure and applied mathematics and you will develop a mature understanding of fundamental theories and analytical skills applicable to many situations.

◾You will participate in an extensive and varied seminar programme, are taught by internationally renowned lecturers and experience a wide variety of projects.

◾Our students graduate with a varied skill set, including core professional skills, and a portfolio of substantive applied and practical work.

If you are studying for the MSc you will take a total of 120 credits from a mixture of Level-4 Honours courses, Level-M courses and courses delivered by the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC).

You will take courses worth a minimum of 90 credits from Level-M courses and those delivered by the SMSTC. The remaining 30 credits may be chosen from final-year Level-H courses. The Level-M courses offered in a particular session will depend on student demand. Below are courses currently offered at these levels, but the options may vary from year to year.

Level-H courses (10 or 20 credits)

◾Algebraic & geometric topology

◾Continuum mechanics & elasticity

◾Differential geometry

◾Fluid mechanics

◾Functional analysis

◾Further complex analysis

◾Galois theory

◾Mathematical biology

◾Mathematical physics

◾Numerical methods

◾Number theory

◾Partial differential equations

◾Topics in algebra.

Level-M courses (20 credits)

◾Advanced algebraic & geometric topology

◾Advanced differential geometry & topology

◾Advanced functional analysis

◾Advanced methods in differential equations

◾Advanced numerical methods

◾Biological & physiological fluid mechanics

◾Commutative algebra & algebraic geometry

◾Elasticity

◾Further topics in group theory

◾Lie groups, lie algebras & their representations

◾Magnetohydrodynamics

◾Operator algebras

◾Solitons

◾Special relativity & classical field theory.

SMSTC courses (20 credits)

◾Advanced Functional Analysis

◾Advanced Mathematical Methods

The project titles are offered each year by academic staff and so change annually.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:

Maths Tutor at a university.

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Applied Mathematics is concerned with mathematical methods used in industry, science, business and engineering. Studying this subject at doctoral level is an opportunity to become an specialist in the mathematics that powers business and society.
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Applied Mathematics is concerned with mathematical methods used in industry, science, business and engineering. Studying this subject at doctoral level is an opportunity to become an specialist in the mathematics that powers business and society.

As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, you have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and may have the chance to develop national and international collaborations.

Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.### Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Main Research Areas:

-Numerical Methods for non-linear Partial Differential Equations in Materials Science

-High Performance Computing in Materials Science

For information about the School’s research activity please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/### How You Study

You can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance your research skills and support from dedicated academic supervisors. You will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present your findings at conferences and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.### How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic. ### Career and Personal Development

Applied Mathematics students have the opportunity to develop the problem solving skills that may lead to careers in academia, research or industry.

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As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, you have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and may have the chance to develop national and international collaborations.

Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.

-Numerical Methods for non-linear Partial Differential Equations in Materials Science

-High Performance Computing in Materials Science

For information about the School’s research activity please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

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An MSc by Research in Applied Mathematics gives students the opportunity to conduct research into areas of mathematics with practical applications in business and industry.
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An MSc by Research in Applied Mathematics gives students the opportunity to conduct research into areas of mathematics with practical applications in business and industry.

As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, you have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and may have the chance to develop national and international collaborations.

Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.### Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Main Research Areas:

-Numerical Methods for Non-Liner Partial Differential Equations in Materials Science

-High Performance Computing in Materials Science.

For detailed information about the School’s research activity please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/### How You Study

You can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance your research skills and support from dedicated academic supervisors. You will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present your findings at conferences and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.### How You Are Assessed

The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic to be agreed with your supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic. ### Career and Personal Development

Applied Mathematics students have the opportunity to develop the problem solving skills that may lead to careers in academia, research or industry.

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

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As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, you have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and may have the chance to develop national and international collaborations.

Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.

-Numerical Methods for Non-Liner Partial Differential Equations in Materials Science

-High Performance Computing in Materials Science.

For detailed information about the School’s research activity please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

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This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a core of advanced pure and applied mathematics, together with a range of more specialised options.
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This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a core of advanced pure and applied mathematics, together with a range of more specialised options.

These will equip you with a range of mathematical skills in problem solving, project work and presentation. This will enable you to take a prominent role in a wide spectrum of employment and research.

The very broad choice of modules available on this course will introduce you to a wide range of applications of mathematics.

They cover all areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, reflecting the research interests of the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics section of the Department of Mathematics.

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These will equip you with a range of mathematical skills in problem solving, project work and presentation. This will enable you to take a prominent role in a wide spectrum of employment and research.

The very broad choice of modules available on this course will introduce you to a wide range of applications of mathematics.

They cover all areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, reflecting the research interests of the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics section of the Department of Mathematics.

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Why does one car have more air resistance than another? How can a satellite be kept in an orbit around the earth? Applied mathematicians provide the necessary theoretical background to such questions.
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Why does one car have more air resistance than another? How can a satellite be kept in an orbit around the earth? Applied mathematicians provide the necessary theoretical background to such questions.

Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and exploitation of mathematical tools for the analysis and control of technological problems. Mathematical modelling of the problem at hand plays a basic role, followed by (numerical) analysis and (computer) simulation. Interaction with other disciplines and with specialists in the fields of application is essential.### Two specialisations

- Systems and control

This specialisation deals with the mathematics behind designing stable controllers for satellites, purification plants or more general technical processes. Questions that arise include: is it possible to suppress perturbations in a system? Or, how can one stabilize and control a system without causing shocks?

- Computational science and numerical mathematics

This specialisation emphasizes modelling, analysis and the simulation of fluid flow problems. Although the applications can be quite diverse, the basic mathematical methods are much the same. If you are capable of computing the flow of air, you are able to predict the weather, and to design cars and aeroplanes. People who can simulate the flow of water can compute the optimal shape of ships, harbours and dikes.### Why in Groningen?

- Typical for Applied Mathematic in Groningen: the connection between mathematical theory and real-life problems

- You can combine courses from both Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

- Courses include related fields, e.g. Econometrics and Physics

- Internship and research opportunities### Job perspectives

A Master's degree in Applied Mathematics opens up many job opportunities. During the Master's programme you will learn to think in a logical, systematic, and problem-oriented way in a multidisciplinary environment. After having finished the programme you will be able to apply mathematics to a technical problem, and hence to work at the interface between theory and practice. These qualities are highly appreciated by employers.

Job opportunities are available in industrial companies, research institutes, as well as in universities. Examples of companies looking for applied mathematicians include Gasunie, Philips, Stork, Shell, Corus, KPN and small engineering bureaus. Examples of research institutes are the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR, the picture on these pages comes from the NLR), WL/Delft Hydraulics, KNMI and TNO.You can start a university career by working as a PhD student, which means working for four years on a research project and writing a thesis. After having successfully defended this thesis, you will be awarded a PhD degree. Afterwards you can continue an academic career or start a career in industry.### Job examples

- Research institutes

- Engineering bureaus

- Industrial companies

- Universities

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Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and exploitation of mathematical tools for the analysis and control of technological problems. Mathematical modelling of the problem at hand plays a basic role, followed by (numerical) analysis and (computer) simulation. Interaction with other disciplines and with specialists in the fields of application is essential.

This specialisation deals with the mathematics behind designing stable controllers for satellites, purification plants or more general technical processes. Questions that arise include: is it possible to suppress perturbations in a system? Or, how can one stabilize and control a system without causing shocks?

- Computational science and numerical mathematics

This specialisation emphasizes modelling, analysis and the simulation of fluid flow problems. Although the applications can be quite diverse, the basic mathematical methods are much the same. If you are capable of computing the flow of air, you are able to predict the weather, and to design cars and aeroplanes. People who can simulate the flow of water can compute the optimal shape of ships, harbours and dikes.

- You can combine courses from both Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

- Courses include related fields, e.g. Econometrics and Physics

- Internship and research opportunities

Job opportunities are available in industrial companies, research institutes, as well as in universities. Examples of companies looking for applied mathematicians include Gasunie, Philips, Stork, Shell, Corus, KPN and small engineering bureaus. Examples of research institutes are the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR, the picture on these pages comes from the NLR), WL/Delft Hydraulics, KNMI and TNO.You can start a university career by working as a PhD student, which means working for four years on a research project and writing a thesis. After having successfully defended this thesis, you will be awarded a PhD degree. Afterwards you can continue an academic career or start a career in industry.

- Engineering bureaus

- Industrial companies

- Universities

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The first intake for this course will be September 2015. The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research.
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The first intake for this course will be September 2015.

The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research. The combination of the applied nature of the mathematics that is taught, with the masters level of this course, makes this qualification highly attractive to employers.### Why study Applied Mathematics at Dundee?

Many of the topics taught are directly linked to the research that we do, so you will be learning at the cutting edge of applied mathematics.

We are a relatively small division and operate with an excellent staff/student ratio. One advantage of this is that we can get to know each student personally, and so can offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. Staff are ready and willing to help at all levels, and in addition, our Student-Staff Committee meets regularly to discuss matters of importance to our students.

We also offer students the chance to choose a selection of modules from other subject areas such as economics and finance.

Specialist software:

We have a wide selection of mathematical software packages such as MATLAB, Maple and COMSOL, which are used throughout the course.

Weekly seminar programme:

We have a weekly seminar programme in the mathematics division, which features talks in the areas of research strength in the division, Mathematical Biology, Applied Analysis, Magnetohydrodynamics and Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing.### How you will be taught

You will learn by traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials, and workshops as well as via computer assisted learning. We teach the use of professional mathematical software packages in order to allow you to explore mathematics far beyond the limits of traditional teaching.

Individual reading and study takes a particularly important role in the Summer project. For the project, you will be guided to prepare your research project plan and to develop skills and competence in research including project management, critical thinking and problem solving, project reporting and presentation.### What you will study

This one year course involves taking four taught modules in semester 1 (September-December), followed by a further 4 taught modules in semester 2 (January-May), and undertaking a project over the Summer (May-August).

A typical selection of taught modules would be eight of the following:

Dynamical Systems

Computational Modelling

Statistics & Stochastic Models

Inverse Problems

Mathematical Oncology

Mathematical Ecology & Epidemiology

Mathematical Physiology

Fluid Dynamics

Optimization in Finance and Energy

Personal Transferable Skills

We also offer the option of relacing one or two mathematics modules with modules from subjects such as Global Risk Analysis, Energy Economics, Quantitative Methods and Econometrics for Finance.### How you will be assessed

Assessment is via a mix of open book continual assessment and closed book examinations, with a substantial project completed over the Summer. ### Careers

Mathematics is central to the sciences, and to the development of a prosperous, modern society. The demand for people with mathematical qualifications is considerable, and a degree in mathematics is a highly marketable asset.

Mathematics graduates are consistently amongst those attracting the highest graduate salaries and can choose from an ever widening range of careers in research, industry, science, engineering, commerce, finance and education.

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The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research. The combination of the applied nature of the mathematics that is taught, with the masters level of this course, makes this qualification highly attractive to employers.

We are a relatively small division and operate with an excellent staff/student ratio. One advantage of this is that we can get to know each student personally, and so can offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. Staff are ready and willing to help at all levels, and in addition, our Student-Staff Committee meets regularly to discuss matters of importance to our students.

We also offer students the chance to choose a selection of modules from other subject areas such as economics and finance.

Specialist software:

We have a wide selection of mathematical software packages such as MATLAB, Maple and COMSOL, which are used throughout the course.

Weekly seminar programme:

We have a weekly seminar programme in the mathematics division, which features talks in the areas of research strength in the division, Mathematical Biology, Applied Analysis, Magnetohydrodynamics and Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing.

Individual reading and study takes a particularly important role in the Summer project. For the project, you will be guided to prepare your research project plan and to develop skills and competence in research including project management, critical thinking and problem solving, project reporting and presentation.

A typical selection of taught modules would be eight of the following:

Dynamical Systems

Computational Modelling

Statistics & Stochastic Models

Inverse Problems

Mathematical Oncology

Mathematical Ecology & Epidemiology

Mathematical Physiology

Fluid Dynamics

Optimization in Finance and Energy

Personal Transferable Skills

We also offer the option of relacing one or two mathematics modules with modules from subjects such as Global Risk Analysis, Energy Economics, Quantitative Methods and Econometrics for Finance.

Mathematics graduates are consistently amongst those attracting the highest graduate salaries and can choose from an ever widening range of careers in research, industry, science, engineering, commerce, finance and education.

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a thriving center of intellectual excellence that encompasses 14 academic departments and 80 degree programs.
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a thriving center of intellectual excellence that encompasses 14 academic departments and 80 degree programs. Its more than 2,500 students are engaged in a wide variety of challenging courses and hands-on learning experiences that extend across all areas of the humanities and sciences – from the great philosophers and classic literature to the world economy and environmental sustainability.

At the core of each department are faculty members who have garnered national acclaim for their best-selling books, ground-breaking research and creative endeavors. Together, students and their professors explore globally significant subjects and work towards the goal of improving every aspect of the way in which human beings live. To learn more about a specific area of study, click on the left-hand navigation bar for a full listing of academic departments.### The department

The Department of Mathematics provides numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses that will enable you to master the mathematical methods and sophisticated reasoning and problem-solving skills essential to a wide variety of fields. In addition, the department offers a program to become an actuary.

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are designed to provide flexibility while emphasizing mathematical reasoning and problem solving, preparing the student for graduate school or a career in mathematics in secondary school teaching, business, industry, government or academia. In addition, a degree in mathematics is regarded as excellent preparation for entrance to professional schools of law, medicine or business.### M.S. in Applied Mathematics

The Master of Science degree program in Applied Mathematics offers specializations in either Classical Mathematics or Computer Mathematics. Classical Mathematics focuses on the foundations of modern mathematical theory, covering linear algebra, numerical methods and complex analysis. Computer Mathematics combines the fields of mathematics and technology through courses such as logic and information, applications of analysis, linear programming and statistics.

The faculty members in the Department of Mathematics are experts in areas such as topological groups, probability theory, differential geometry, number theory, dynamical systems and computer graphics, real analysis, numerical analysis, abstract algebra, combinatorics and history of mathematics.

Many of our graduates have gone on to receive Ph.D.’s from prestigious institutions. LIU Post graduates also are qualified for rewarding positions in actuarial science, insurance, finance, engineering, manufacturing and education.

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At the core of each department are faculty members who have garnered national acclaim for their best-selling books, ground-breaking research and creative endeavors. Together, students and their professors explore globally significant subjects and work towards the goal of improving every aspect of the way in which human beings live. To learn more about a specific area of study, click on the left-hand navigation bar for a full listing of academic departments.

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are designed to provide flexibility while emphasizing mathematical reasoning and problem solving, preparing the student for graduate school or a career in mathematics in secondary school teaching, business, industry, government or academia. In addition, a degree in mathematics is regarded as excellent preparation for entrance to professional schools of law, medicine or business.

The faculty members in the Department of Mathematics are experts in areas such as topological groups, probability theory, differential geometry, number theory, dynamical systems and computer graphics, real analysis, numerical analysis, abstract algebra, combinatorics and history of mathematics.

Many of our graduates have gone on to receive Ph.D.’s from prestigious institutions. LIU Post graduates also are qualified for rewarding positions in actuarial science, insurance, finance, engineering, manufacturing and education.

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The practical application of mathematics is a cornerstone of industry, business, research, and government services. Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics.
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The practical application of mathematics is a cornerstone of industry, business, research, and government services.

Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics. Computer programming skill is also required.

-Core courses include deterministic models in operations research, mathematical statistics, and analysis for applied mathematics.

-Choose from a broad range of electives such as complex variables, applied regression analysis, applied statistical methods, nonlinear programming models, advanced simulation, and more.

-Completion requires a minimum of 27 credits of coursework in addition completing a thesis or an internship.

-Our faculty members will help you find the most appropriate internship. Many graduates have accepted full-time employment with their internship companies after graduation.

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Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics. Computer programming skill is also required.

-Core courses include deterministic models in operations research, mathematical statistics, and analysis for applied mathematics.

-Choose from a broad range of electives such as complex variables, applied regression analysis, applied statistical methods, nonlinear programming models, advanced simulation, and more.

-Completion requires a minimum of 27 credits of coursework in addition completing a thesis or an internship.

-Our faculty members will help you find the most appropriate internship. Many graduates have accepted full-time employment with their internship companies after graduation.

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Programme description. Computational Mathematics, in particular the physical applied areas and the theory and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, have wide-ranging applications in both the public and private sectors.
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Computational Mathematics, in particular the physical applied areas and the theory and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, have wide-ranging applications in both the public and private sectors. More recently, in this era of ubiquitous and cheap computing power, there has been an explosion in the number of problems that require us to understand processes by modelling them, and to use data sets that are large. Thus the subject of Computational Mathematics has become increasingly prominent. Consequently there is high demand also for computational modellers and data scientists. This programme concentrates on the overlap and synergy between these fields.

The programme consists of 120 credits of courses in total during Semesters 1 and 2, followed by a 60 credit dissertation which is completed during the Summer. The courses taken will be dependent on the availability of courses each year which may be subject to change as curriculum develops to reflect a modern degree programme.

The first semester is composed of a combination of compulsory and optional courses. The compulsory courses will build strong applied mathematical and computational foundations. The curriculum is completed with optional courses in related subjects such as statistics and optimization.

The second semester is again composed of a combination of compulsory and optional courses, building on the skills gained in Semester 1. The compulsory courses include Research Skills, which will prepare you for the Summer Dissertation Project. The optional courses cover a wide range of areas including, for example, data science, high performance computing, and related disciplines such as Informatics and Physics.

The 60 credit individual dissertation will take the form of a supervised research-style project on a topic proposed by a staff member of the Applied and Computational Mathematics group. The aim of the project is to provide practical experience and skills for tackling scientific problems which require both computational approaches and mathematical insight. This will include identifying and applying appropriate mathematical and numerical techniques, interpreting the results, and presenting the conclusions.

This programme will provide training in the tools and techniques of mathematical modelling and scientific computing, and will provide students with skills for problem solving using modern techniques of applied mathematics.

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This programme involves both taught classes in Applied Mathematics and a substantial MRes thesis which accounts for almost two-thirds of the total degree.
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This programme involves both taught classes in Applied Mathematics and a substantial MRes thesis which accounts for almost two-thirds of the total degree. The minimum period of registration is 12 months.

The MRes is an ideal preparation for entry into a PhD programme. Indeed, the MRes programme can be used as the first phase of our fast track PhD programme. This is an excellent option for well-qualified mathematics students who do not have all the necessary mathematical background to start immediately on a PhD in their area of choice. In the fast track programme the MRes thesis is extended over a further period of two years into a PhD thesis.

Each MRes student is assigned a project supervisor who will act as director and mentor in the preparation of the MRes thesis. This gives each student the opportunity to work one-to-one with mathematicians who are international experts in their fields.

In addition to the assessed elements of the course, students are expected to play a full part in the research life of the School. The School has an active seminar programme, and organises international conferences in all areas of mathematics.### About the School of Mathematics

The School of Mathematics is one of seven schools in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The school is situated in the Watson Building on the main Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham. There are about 50 academic staff, 15 research staff, 10 support staff, 60 postgraduate students and 600 undergraduate students.

At the School of Mathematics we take the personal development and careers planning of our students very seriously. Jointly with the University of Birmingham's Careers Network we have developed a structured programme to support maths students with their career planning from when they arrive to when they graduate and beyond.### Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding ### Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.

Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit### Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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The MRes is an ideal preparation for entry into a PhD programme. Indeed, the MRes programme can be used as the first phase of our fast track PhD programme. This is an excellent option for well-qualified mathematics students who do not have all the necessary mathematical background to start immediately on a PhD in their area of choice. In the fast track programme the MRes thesis is extended over a further period of two years into a PhD thesis.

Each MRes student is assigned a project supervisor who will act as director and mentor in the preparation of the MRes thesis. This gives each student the opportunity to work one-to-one with mathematicians who are international experts in their fields.

In addition to the assessed elements of the course, students are expected to play a full part in the research life of the School. The School has an active seminar programme, and organises international conferences in all areas of mathematics.

At the School of Mathematics we take the personal development and careers planning of our students very seriously. Jointly with the University of Birmingham's Careers Network we have developed a structured programme to support maths students with their career planning from when they arrive to when they graduate and beyond.

Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

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This course, commonly referred to as Part III, is a one-year taught Master's course in mathematics.
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This course, commonly referred to as Part III, is a one-year taught Master's course in mathematics. It is an excellent preparation for mathematical research and it is also a valuable course in mathematics and in its applications for those who want further training before taking posts in industry, teaching, or research establishments.

Students admitted from outside Cambridge to Part III study towards the Master of Advanced Study (MASt). Students continuing from the Cambridge Tripos for a fourth year, study towards the Master of Mathematics (MMath). The requirements and course structure for Part III are the same for all students irrespective of whether they are studying for the MASt or MMath degree.

There are over 200 Part III (MASt and MMath) students each year; almost all are in their fourth or fifth year of university studies. There are normally about 80 courses, covering an extensive range of pure mathematics, probability, statistics and the mathematics of operational research, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. They are designed to cover those advanced parts of the subjects that are not normally covered in a first degree course, but which are an indispensable preliminary to independent study and research. Students have a wide choice of the combination of courses that they offer, though naturally they tend to select groups of cognate courses. Normally classes are provided as back-up to lecture courses.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/maamasapm### Course detail

The structure of Part III is such that students prepare between six and nine lecture courses for examination. These lecture courses may be selected from the wide range offered by both Mathematics Departments. As an alternative to one lecture course, an essay may be submitted. Examinations usually begin in late May, and are scheduled in morning and afternoon sessions, over a period of about two weeks. Two or three hours are allocated per paper, depending on the subject. Details of the courses for the current academic year are available on the Faculty of Mathematics website. Details for subsequent years are expected to be broadly similar, although not identical.

Most courses in the Part III are self-contained. Students may freely mix courses offered by the two Mathematics Departments. Courses are worth either two or three credit units depending on whether they last for 16 or 24 lectures respectively. Candidates for Part III may offer a maximum of 19 credit units for examination. In the past it has been recommended that candidates offer between 17 and 19 units. An essay (should a candidate choose to submit one) counts for 3 credit units. Part III is graded Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail. A Merit or above is the equivalent of a First Class in other Parts of the Mathematical Tripos.### Learning Outcomes

After completing Part III, students will be expected to have:

- Studied advanced material in the mathematical sciences to a level not normally covered in a first degree;

- Further developed the capacity for independent study of mathematics and problem solving at a higher level;

- Undertaken (in most cases) an extended essay normally chosen from a list covering a wide range of topics.### Format

Courses are delivered predominantly by either 16 or 24 hours of formal lectures, supported by additional examples classes. As an alternative to one lecture course, an essay may be submitted. There is also the possibility of taking a reading course for examination. There are normally additional non-examinable courses taught each year.

Twice a year students have an individual meeting with a member of academic staff to discuss their progress in Part III. Students offering an essay as part of their degree may meet their essay supervisor up to three times during the academic year.### Assessment

Candidates may substitute an essay for one lecture course. The essay counts for 3 credit units.

Lecture courses are assessed by formal examination. Courses are worth either two or three credit units depending on whether they are 16 or 24 hours in length respectively. A 16 hour course is assessed by a 2 hour examination and a 24 hour course, a 3 hour examination. Candidates for Part III may offer a maximum of 19 credit units for examination. In the past it has been recommended that candidates offer between 17 and 19 units.### Continuing

MASt students wishing to apply for the PhD must apply via the Graduate Admissions Office for readmission by the relevant deadline. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis and offer of a place will usually include an academic condition on their Part III result.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying### Funding Opportunities

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

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Students admitted from outside Cambridge to Part III study towards the Master of Advanced Study (MASt). Students continuing from the Cambridge Tripos for a fourth year, study towards the Master of Mathematics (MMath). The requirements and course structure for Part III are the same for all students irrespective of whether they are studying for the MASt or MMath degree.

There are over 200 Part III (MASt and MMath) students each year; almost all are in their fourth or fifth year of university studies. There are normally about 80 courses, covering an extensive range of pure mathematics, probability, statistics and the mathematics of operational research, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. They are designed to cover those advanced parts of the subjects that are not normally covered in a first degree course, but which are an indispensable preliminary to independent study and research. Students have a wide choice of the combination of courses that they offer, though naturally they tend to select groups of cognate courses. Normally classes are provided as back-up to lecture courses.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/maamasapm

Most courses in the Part III are self-contained. Students may freely mix courses offered by the two Mathematics Departments. Courses are worth either two or three credit units depending on whether they last for 16 or 24 lectures respectively. Candidates for Part III may offer a maximum of 19 credit units for examination. In the past it has been recommended that candidates offer between 17 and 19 units. An essay (should a candidate choose to submit one) counts for 3 credit units. Part III is graded Distinction, Merit, Pass or Fail. A Merit or above is the equivalent of a First Class in other Parts of the Mathematical Tripos.

- Studied advanced material in the mathematical sciences to a level not normally covered in a first degree;

- Further developed the capacity for independent study of mathematics and problem solving at a higher level;

- Undertaken (in most cases) an extended essay normally chosen from a list covering a wide range of topics.

Twice a year students have an individual meeting with a member of academic staff to discuss their progress in Part III. Students offering an essay as part of their degree may meet their essay supervisor up to three times during the academic year.

Lecture courses are assessed by formal examination. Courses are worth either two or three credit units depending on whether they are 16 or 24 hours in length respectively. A 16 hour course is assessed by a 2 hour examination and a 24 hour course, a 3 hour examination. Candidates for Part III may offer a maximum of 19 credit units for examination. In the past it has been recommended that candidates offer between 17 and 19 units.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

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The Master of Science in Mathematics (120 ECTS) is a research-based master’s programme in which you can specialize in the following fields of mathematics.
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The Master of Science in Mathematics (120 ECTS) is a research-based master’s programme in which you can specialize in the following fields of mathematics: Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis and Geometry; and Applied Mathematics: Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Plasma-Astrophysics.

Besides a solid, all-round education in mathematics, the programme offers you the possibility to focus on either pure or applied mathematics. This allows you to acquire both breadth of knowledge and depth in your own areas of interest. Pure and applied mathematics courses are firmly grounded in the core research activities of the Department of Mathematics. Gradually, you will gain experience and autonomy in learning how to cope with new concepts, higher levels of abstraction, new techniques, new applications, and new results. This culminates in the Master’s thesis, where you become actively involved in the research performed in the various mathematical research groups of the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and Computer Sciences.

This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The programme of the Master of Science in Mathematics consists of 120 ECTS. You choose one of the two profiles – Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (54 ECTS) – and one of the two options – Research Option or Professional Option (30 ECTS). The profile allows you to specialize either in pure mathematics (algebra, geometry, analysis), or in applied mathematics (statistics, computational mathematics, fluid dynamics).

There is one common course: ‘Mathematics of the 21st Century’ (6 ECTS). To complete the programme, you carry out a research project that results in a master’s thesis (30 ECTS).

All staff members of the **Department of Mathematics** are actively involved in the two-year Master of Science in Mathematics programme. The academic staff at the Department of Mathematics consists of leading experts in their fields. Researchers in pure mathematics focus on algebraic geometry, group theory, differential geometry, functional analysis, and complex analysis. Researchers in mathematical statistics deal with extreme values, robust statistics, non-parametric statistics, and financial mathematics. Research in the applied mathematics group is in computational fluid dynamics and plasma-astrophysics.

Mathematicians find employment in industry and in the banking, insurance, and IT sectors. Many graduates from the research option pursue a career in research and start a PhD in mathematics, mathematical physics, astrophysics, engineering, or related fields.

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We invite MPhil proposals in any of our research areas. In Pure Mathematics our two main fields are functional analysis and geometric algebra.
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We invite MPhil proposals in any of our research areas. In Pure Mathematics our two main fields are functional analysis and geometric algebra. In Applied Mathematics our research is predominantly in fluid mechanics, astrophysics and cosmology.

As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics you will be working under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, we encourage you to find out more about our staff specialisms.### Research areas

Within each field of Pure Mathematics there are multiple subgroups. In analysis, one subgroup concentrates on operator theory and function theory, the other on Banach algebras, cohomology and modules. In algebra there are subgroups devoted to the study of infinite groups, and finite classical groups and their geometries

Our Applied Mathematics staff have research interests in:

-Fluid dynamics, including numerical modelling of quantum fluids (superfluid liquid Helium and Bose-Einstein condensates)

-Classical and astrophysical fluids (the Earth's core, planetary dynamos, accretion discs and galaxies)

-Cosmology, including the very early universe and quantum gravity### Research seminars and events

We run weekly research seminars in algebra and geometries, analysis, and applied mathematics, as well as postgraduate seminars led by students.

Specialist courses are offered through the MAGIC distance learning consortium, sponsored in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).### Partnerships and networks

We are part of:

-The North British Functional Analysis Seminar

-The North British Geometric Group Theory Seminar

-Algebra and Representation Theory in the North, funded by the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

With Durham University, we are part of the Joint Quantum Centre broadly dedicated to various aspects of quantum science.### Facilities

You will have access to online research facilities via your own desktop PC in a shared postgraduate work space. There is also a teaching cluster (of about 150 PCs) within the School.

As well as the library resources provided by the main Robinson Library, you will have access to the School's mathematics and statistics library and reading room.

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As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics you will be working under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, we encourage you to find out more about our staff specialisms.

Our Applied Mathematics staff have research interests in:

-Fluid dynamics, including numerical modelling of quantum fluids (superfluid liquid Helium and Bose-Einstein condensates)

-Classical and astrophysical fluids (the Earth's core, planetary dynamos, accretion discs and galaxies)

-Cosmology, including the very early universe and quantum gravity

Specialist courses are offered through the MAGIC distance learning consortium, sponsored in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

-The North British Functional Analysis Seminar

-The North British Geometric Group Theory Seminar

-Algebra and Representation Theory in the North, funded by the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

With Durham University, we are part of the Joint Quantum Centre broadly dedicated to various aspects of quantum science.

As well as the library resources provided by the main Robinson Library, you will have access to the School's mathematics and statistics library and reading room.

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Accurate and efficient scientific computations lie at the heart of most cross-discipline collaborations. It is key that such computations are performed in a stable, efficient manner and that the numerics converge to the true solutions, dynamics of the physics, chemistry or biology in the problem.
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Accurate and efficient scientific computations lie at the heart of most cross-discipline collaborations. It is key that such computations are performed in a stable, efficient manner and that the numerics converge to the true solutions, dynamics of the physics, chemistry or biology in the problem.

The programme closely follows the structure of our Applied Mathematical Sciences MSc and will equip you with the skill to perform efficient accurate computer simulations in a wide variety of applied mathematics, physics, chemical and industrial problems.

The MSc, has at its core, fundamental courses in pure mathematics and students will be able to take options from both pure and applied mathematics.

Students will take a total of 8 courses, 4 in each of the 1st and 2nd Semesters followed by a 3-month Project in the summer. A typical distribution for this programme is as follows:### Core courses

Modelling and Tools;

Functional Analysis;

Partial Differential Equations;

Pure Mathematics (recommended).### Optional Courses

Mathematical Ecology;

Optimization;

Numerical Analysis of ODEs;

Applied Mathematics;

Dynamical Systems;

Stochastic Simulation;

Applied Linear Algebra;

Partial Differential Equations;

Numerical Analysis;

Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods;

Geometry.### Typical project subjects

Domain Decomposition;

Mathematical Modelling of Crime;

The Geometry of Point Particles;

Can we Trust Eigenvalues on a Computer?;

Braess Paradox;

The Ising Model: Exact and Numerical Results;

Banach Alegbras.

The final part of the MSc is an extended project in computational mathematics, giving the opportunity to investigate a topic in some depth guided by leading research academics from our 5-rated mathematics and statistics groups.

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The programme closely follows the structure of our Applied Mathematical Sciences MSc and will equip you with the skill to perform efficient accurate computer simulations in a wide variety of applied mathematics, physics, chemical and industrial problems.

The MSc, has at its core, fundamental courses in pure mathematics and students will be able to take options from both pure and applied mathematics.

Students will take a total of 8 courses, 4 in each of the 1st and 2nd Semesters followed by a 3-month Project in the summer. A typical distribution for this programme is as follows:

Functional Analysis;

Partial Differential Equations;

Pure Mathematics (recommended).

Optimization;

Numerical Analysis of ODEs;

Applied Mathematics;

Dynamical Systems;

Stochastic Simulation;

Applied Linear Algebra;

Partial Differential Equations;

Numerical Analysis;

Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods;

Geometry.

Mathematical Modelling of Crime;

The Geometry of Point Particles;

Can we Trust Eigenvalues on a Computer?;

Braess Paradox;

The Ising Model: Exact and Numerical Results;

Banach Alegbras.

The final part of the MSc is an extended project in computational mathematics, giving the opportunity to investigate a topic in some depth guided by leading research academics from our 5-rated mathematics and statistics groups.

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