Mathematics

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: October 2018

LocationSouth Kensington

ECTS: 90 credits

 
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Overview

This programme is delivered full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months. 

The course provides excellent training in many different areas of applied mathematics and equips students with a range of mathematical skills in problem solving, project work and presentation.

Our MSc in Applied Mathematics is delivered in small classes and offers a variety of optional modules. You complete a substantial research project, which in the past have often led to publication in scientific journals.

Study programme

The taught elements of the course begin in the autumn term and you choose four optional modules to study. You choose a further four optional modules in the spring term. You are assessed through coursework throughout the first two terms and complete an exam in May or June. The taught aspect makes up two-thirds of the overall course. 

You undertake a major research project in the summer term. You’re provided with a list of projects in late November and choose a topic based on your research interests before the end of your first term.

You start work on your project early in the second term and the bulk of the project is completed during the summer. The project is submitted in September.

Careers

The skills you gain from this programme are highly transferable and open up opportunities for a career in industry, such as in the aerospace, petroleum and financial industries.

The solid training in applied mathematics provides the necessary background for further postgraduate study in diverse areas ranging from engineering and physics to finance

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Taught modules

You choose eight taught modules which account for two-thirds of your overall grade. Part-time students choose four modules in first-year and four modules in second-year.

  • Advanced Dynamical Systems
  • Advanced topics in Partial Differential Equations
  • Asymptotic Analysis
  • Bifurcation Theory
  • Computational Linear Algebra
  • Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Computational Stochastic Processes
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Dynamics of Games
  • Dynamics, Symmetry and Integrability
  • Ergodic Theory (Seminar Course)
  • Finite Elements: Numerical Analysis and Implementation
  • Fluid Dynamics I
  • Fluid Dynamics II
  • Function Spaces and Applications
  • Geometric Mechanics
  • Hydrodynamic Stability
  • Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Riemann Surfaces and Conformal Dynamics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Mathematical Physics I: Quantum Mechanics
  • Methods for Data Science
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Numerical Solution of ODEs
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Scientific Computation
  • Stochastic Differential Equations
  • Theory of Complex Systems
  • Vortex Dynamics

Research project

You complete a research project with key elements comprising of a dissertation and oral assessment. 

The research project accounts for the remaining one-third of your overall grade.

 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Group tutorials
  • Independent research project
  • Individual student/lecturer consultations
  • Lectures
  • Problem classes
  • Problem sheets
  • Research seminars

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examination
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical 

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, engineering or physics.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applications for postgraduate taught degrees are made online via Apply.Imperial.

You can submit one application form per year of entry, and usually choose up to two courses.

How to apply

Making an application

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
Full-time £10,000
Part-time £5,000 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
Full-time £26,000
Part-time £13,000 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

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