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Mathematics MSc by Research

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

The MSc by Research is an advanced research degree which provides the opportunity to investigate a project in depth and write a thesis which makes a significant contribution in the field. The research project is however designed to take less time than a Doctorate degree (normally two years, though it is possible to complete the requirements in a single year)It is not intended as a first step towards a DPhil, but rather as an alternative to a DPhil. There are no associated lectures, classes or written examinations. It can be in any of the subject areas for which supervision is available.

Assessment

Initially, you will be admitted as a Probationer Research Student in the same way as those intending to do a DPhil, and the same standards are applied for admission for the two degrees. Thus it may be possible to switch between the DPhil and the MSc by Research. Few students opt for the MSc by Research and in most cases the decision is due to limitations on the period for which they have time or funding available.

There is a formal assessment of progress on the research project; transfer of status at around 12 to 15 months. The assessment involves the submission of written work and an oral examination.

Graduate destinations

Further research into mathematics and/or computer science or industry.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,930per 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 Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    228 96%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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