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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Students on the MSc Mathematics will enhance their ability to apply analytical techniques, perform the clear logical thinking and deductive reasoning necessary to explore complex patterns and structure.

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.

Highlights

  • A range of advanced mathematical and statistical module choices are offered.
  • Covers various pure and applied mathematics areas at an advanced level.
  • Students are prepared to pursue research in mathematics.
  • Students will have the opportunity to be taught in small groups, and work closely during the dissertation, with leading experts in their fields.
  • Regular seminars are held, given by experts from within and out with the School.

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:

  • government agencies including GCHQ
  • 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
  • wildlife and conservation managers including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Tuition fees

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£ 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

    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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