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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc prepares students with a background in mathematics and related fields for a PhD in Mathematical Biology or a research career in the biomedical sector. A wide range of topics are covered including mathematical oncology, ecological modelling, medical statistics, and population dynamics.

Course information

The MSc in Mathematical Biology consists of two semesters of taught courses run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a dissertation undertaken over the summer months. There is a growing worldwide demand for students with these skills in Mathematical Biology academic research, as well as in the life sciences industrial sector, including biotechnology, biomedical, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies.

Highlights

  • You will take a course of study tailored to your interests.
  • You will be exposed to modern and relevant ideas in Mathematical Biology.
  • You will be prepared to pursue a PhD and academic career in Mathematical Biology.
  • You will acquire the qualifications and skills for a career in the biomedical sector.

Careers

The skills obtained during this MSc programme are highly valued for a PhD and further academic career in Mathematical Biology as well as for a professional research scientist career in the private sector. They are sought after, among other, in advanced Research and Development positions in

  • bio-pharmaceutical companies
  • medical devices companies
  • life-sciences industry.

Recent Masters and Doctoral students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics have been employed at some of the best universities and most well-known companies around the world.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 100 2

    3rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    204 92%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    9th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    241 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    4th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    6th

    2

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