Discrete mathematics underlies some vital situations in practical life.
Game theory, with roots in mathematics, statistics and economics, is routinely applied to understanding and predicting human behaviour. Problems of protection of digital information against piracy are closely related to aspects of set systems. And the RSA cryptosystem, used on computers all over the world, depends on classical results of number theory.
Postgraduate Diplomas last for six to nine months (full-time) and include the modules and assessed work of a Masters, without a dissertation. This allows you to proceed to a Masters in mathematics if your undergraduate degree was in a different subject.
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Discrete Mathematics and its Applications aims to equip you with a good knowledge of discrete mathematics and an understanding of application areas of these techniques, along with other relevant skills like computing, use of algorithms and the ability to analyse data.
You also study a range of options including:
Optimisation Machine learning Data mining Statistics
Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.
Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas including semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.