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MSc Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine

Heriot-Watt University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Since the 1990s Heriot-Watt University has had an internationally renowned research group in Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine. This group includes Jonathan Sherratt, Andy White and Kevin Painter; all of whom are leading researchers in mathematical biology with strong international reputations.

Building on the strength of this research group we are excited to be launching a brand new MSc Programme in Mathematical Biology Ecology and Medicine. The programme includes high level and high quality courses that will provide a comprehensive training in mathematical modelling of problems in the life sciences, in mathematical techniques to study these models, and in the use of data to both inform and test the models.

During the summer you will do an extended project on a cutting-edge research topic that is aligned with our research interests. These include work on wound healing, pattern formation in developmental biology, epidemics, cancer, semi-arid ecosystems, and evolution. The programme will open up for you a wide range of career paths and possibilities for future study.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,712per year

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

University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 100 15

    12th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 74%

    14th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    82nd

    60
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    59th

    36
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    188 78%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    20th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    23rd

    4

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