The MSc in Mathematics, with options in Statistics, gives an in-depth training in advanced mathematics to students who have already obtained a first degree with substantial mathematical content. Students successfully completing the MSc will acquire specialist knowledge in their chosen areas of mathematics, and the MSc is an excellent preparation for those who are considering pursuing research in mathematics.
The main areas of mathematics that may be pursued within this MSc are pure mathematics (especially algebra and combinatorics), dynamical systems, probability and statistics, and astronomy. The MSc programme is very flexible, and in consultation with your adviser you may choose modules in different areas or specialise in one.
This programme will:
- Allow you to choose modules in different areas or to specialise in one area.
- Give you the unique fast-track statistics option to prepare you to take our advanced statistics modules. These advanced modules are vital if you wish to pursue a career in statistics.
Why study your MSc in Mathematics at Queen Mary? Queen Mary has a distinguished history in the field of mathematics, which was one of the first subjects on offer when the People’s Palace opened in 1887. We have been conducting pioneering mathematical research since the 1950s, and as one of the largest mathematical departments in the UK, with over 50 members of staff, we can offer diverse postgraduate study opportunities across the field, from pure and applied mathematics, to finance and statistics. Our staff includes international leaders in many areas of mathematical research, and the School is a hive of activity, providing a vibrant intellectual space for postgraduate study.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), the School made a return in four areas: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and operational research, and physics. The RAE showed that 90 per cent of research activity at Queen Mary in these units of assessment is internationally recognised, and over 50 per cent is internationally excellent.
- The School of Mathematical Sciences has an excellent reputation, with more than half of its research judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
- You will be taught by helpful, enthusiastic academic staff who are world-experts in their fields.
- We offer a large, recently refurbished shared office space and dedicated computer network for MSc students, fostering a friendly and co-operative learning environment.
- The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest UK mathematical science departments with excellent resources.
- Queen Mary holds a university-level Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in mathematics, science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.
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