Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic MSc
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UK/EU students (per annum): £7,200
International students (per annum): £13,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,600
International students (per annum): £6,500
Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: 12 months Full Time
Entry requirements: The entry requirement to the programmes is normally a good honours degree in mathematics or a mathematically-related discipline or an equivalent overseas qualification in a mathematical subject.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2013, the tuition fees are as follows:
Academic department: School of Mathematics
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Contact telephone: 0161 275 5856
How to apply: Apply online. Please note that only the MSc is available for application and the PG Cert and PG Dip are available as exit awards.
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This one year taught postgraduate programme leads to the degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic. The programme is suitable not only for students who wish to improve their background knowledge prior to applying to undertake a PhD by research, but also for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of postgraduate-level abstract mathematics.
The MSc comprises of the taught component, running from the start of the academic year in September until the end of the second semester in late Spring, followed by the dissertation component running from May until September.
During the taught component of the programme you will normally take five course units together with a written project. The project is normally an expository account of a piece of mathematics and you will write this under the guidance of a supervisor. The taught component comprises of conventional lectures supported by examples classes, project work and independent learning via reading material.
After successfully completing the taught component, you will prepare a dissertation on an advanced topic in pure mathematics or mathematical logic, normally of current or recent research interest, chosen in consultation with your supervisor.
You can also take the programme part-time, over a period of two years. There is some flexibility in the precise arrangements for this programme, but you would normally attend two lecture courses each semester for three semesters before commencing work on your dissertation.
Course unit details
There will be a University Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 28 November 2012. You can register for this event at http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/openday.html. We also expect to hold a School Open Day on Wednesday 13 February 2013.
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: The entry requirement to the programmes is normally a good honours degree in mathematics or a mathematically-related discipline or an equivalent overseas qualification in a mathematical subject.
English language: Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other component.
Other international entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
Progression and assessment
The taught component is assessed by coursework, project work and by written examination. The written exams take place at the end of January (for the first semester course units) and the end of May (for the second semester course units). The dissertation component is assessed by the quality and competence of the written dissertation.
The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exist as exit awards for students who do not pass at MSc level (see 2012 Handbook for details).
School of Mathematics
Academic department overview
Contact name: Helen Harper
Telephone: 0161 275 5856
Files to download
PGR Handbook October 2012 (PDF, 524 KB)
PGR Handbook 2012/13