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  Mathematics MSc by Research / MPhil


Swansea University    School of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Full time & Part time October, January MSc, Research Only, MPhil MSc by Research: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time / MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
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Embark on an exciting journey of mathematical exploration with our Mathematics MSc by Research programme. Over the course of a year, you will delve into a research project under the guidance of our esteemed researchers. Immerse yourself in seminars, workshops, and laboratory activities, and become part of our renowned Mathematics research groups. Our expertise lies in areas such as algebra, topology, stochastic analysis, and mathematical methods in biology. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the £32.5m Computational Foundry, you will receive unparalleled support. A 2:1 or equivalent in Mathematics is typically required, but we review each application individually. Join us and unlock your mathematical potential.

About the course

You will undertake a mathematics research project over two years (MPhil) or three years (PhD), supported by our globally esteemed researchers.

The project will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. Mathematics at Swansea hosts one of the strongest research groups in probability theory in the UK, especially in stochastic processes. Senior members of the group are world leaders in their fields. Our research groups include:

Algebra and Topology:

Areas of interest – noncommutative geometry, categorical methods in algebra and topology, homotopy theory and homological algebra.

Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations:

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Entry Requirements

MSc by Research: Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

MPhil: Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).


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Our Mathematics Department and Computer Science Department at Swansea University are highly ranked:

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The School of Mathematics and Computer Science at Swansea University is based at our outstanding Computational Foundry on the stunning beach-fronted Bay Campus.

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In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), over 91% of our Faculty’s submission to the assessment, over 8 units, was classed as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading'.

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