MSc Pure Mathematics / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online .

Course options

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Course description

This one year taught postgraduate programme leads to the degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics. 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 June until September.

During the taught component of the course, you will normally take six units together with a research skills and project unit.  You may choose exclusively pure topics, or a mixture of pure mathematics units and mathematical logic units. In the research skills and project unit you will first complete a mini-project to improve mathematical writing skills, and then undertake a 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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
    International students (per annum): £20,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,750
    International students (per annum): £10,000

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Mathematics
Contact name
PGT Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 275 5826/50174
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/maths
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