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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Mathematics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    One year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 December 2019

The MSc in Mathematics consists of two semesters of taught courses run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a dissertation undertaken over the summer months. This programme is particularly suited for those seeking a career in academic mathematical research or a mathematics-related career in the private sector.

Highlights

  • A wide range of advanced mathematical module choices are offered.
  • Students have the possibility of enrolling into an independent study module.
  • A 'Professional Skills for Mathematical Scientists' module is also offered.
  • Regular colloquia are held, given by experts from within and out with the School.
  • The dissertations are a great opportunity to experience mathematical research. 

Teaching format

Most modules for the MSc in Mathematics are traditional semester-long lecture courses with end-of-semester exams, but some modules have a large element of continuous assessment. Class sizes range from 10 to 60 students, depending on the module.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is well equipped with computing facilities (including a large parallel computing cluster) and an on-site library.

Conferences and events

There are a number of different seminars held each week in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. These include:

Pure Mathematics:

Applied Mathematics:

Statistics:

Careers

MSc in Mathematics graduates hold positions at leading universities or companies in areas as diverse as business administration, computer science and modelling, fisheries laboratories and pure mathematics.

Recent graduates at Masters and Doctoral level have found employment in:

  • large consulting firms and major financial institutions including Scottish and Southern Energy, RBS, Capital One, American Express, Goldman Sachs and Tesco Bank
  • the computer industry
  • government agencies including GCHQ
  • wildlife and conservation managers including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.


Visit the Mathematics (MSc) page on the University of St Andrews website for more details!

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