MSc Applied Mathematics / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 Months Full Time; 24 Months Part 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.
Some general expectations can be found at this link , with references to existing courses on that material in Manchester. It should hopefully give you a feel for the course and what is expected of the incoming student. We would only consider a few of these courses as absolutely essential, but some additional background is desirable and will certainly assist you greatly for course preparation. If in doubt then please contact us.
- How to apply
Apply online . If you wish to choose one of the optional pathways (Numerical Analysis or Industrial Modelling) please indicate which pathway you wish to pursue when making your online application.
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The Applied Mathematics group offers the MSc in Applied Mathematics as an entry point to graduate study. The MSc consists of five core modules (total 75 credits) covering the main areas of mathematical techniques, modelling and computing skills necessary to become a modern applied mathematician. Students then choose three options, chosen from specific pathways in numerical analysis and industrial modelling (total 45 credits). Finally, a dissertation (60 credits) is undertaken with supervision from a member of staff in the applied mathematics group with the possibility of co-supervision with an industrial sponsor.
The MSc has two optional pathways, reflecting the existing strengths within the group in numerical analysis and in industrial mathematics.
Numerical Analysis - the study of algorithms for the problems of continuous mathematics - has been an area of strength since the first stored-program electronic digital computer, the Baby, was born at the University of Manchester in 1948, and we have run an MSc course in numerical analysis continuously since 1959. The MSc in Applied Mathematics with Numerical Analysis develops essential skills for analysing, designing and implementing mathematical algorithms for leading edge scientific computing. It covers the whole spectrum from fundamental theory through to software development. It is ideal preparation for PhD studies in Manchester's postgraduate community and opens up a wide range of career opportunities.
Industrial Mathematics (any aspect of mathematics that can influence the way industry approaches or solves problems) is having an increasing importance within a variety of industrial sectors. Typical examples of industrial modelling problems are modifications to the way that fluid is pumped through a pipe, the design of algorithms for data encryption, modelling new types of materials used for sound reduction, understanding the instability between fluids of different viscosities, and determining how soft tissue deforms under applied forces.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
UK students (per annum): £6,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
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).
Information on possible scholarships/ sponsorships is available here .
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