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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc prepares students with a background in pure or applied mathematics for a PhD or a career in the private sector. A wide range of topics are covered including group theory, mathematical computing, combinatorics, fluid dynamics, solar theory, mathematical biology, and measure and ergodic theory.

Course information

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.

Research degrees

The MSc in Mathematics prepares students for further postgraduate studies in mathematical research, and many graduates of the programme continue their education by enrolling in PhD programmes at St Andrews or elsewhere.

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.

Our 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).

Application deadline

12 August 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,400per 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

    3rd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    232 98%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    8th

    19

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