Mathematics

Key information

Start date: October 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time

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Overview

This course offers excellent training in advanced pure and applied mathematics, together with a range of more specialised options, equipping students with a range of mathematical skills in problem solving, project work and presentation.

The very broad choice of courses, covering all areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, reflects the research interests of the members of the applied mathematics and mathematical physics section, which consists of 40 faculty members and more than 30 research associates.

This course will provide you with outstanding training in many different aspects of Applied Mathematics. We offer a great variety of courses with depth of instruction, small classes and a substantial research project.

A very important part of the course is the research project. You are provided with a list of projects in late November and choose a topic based on your research interests before the end of the first term.

Careers

The skill set obtained during the Applied Mathematics MSc programme is highly transferable, which opens opportunities for a career in industry or for further advanced study in diverse areas ranging from engineering and physics to finance.

The breadth and depth of the taught modules and projects offered make this MSc programme unique. The solid training in applied mathematics provides the necessary background for further postgraduate studies (PhD) and for an academic career.

An MSc in Applied Mathematics also leads to many career opportunities in industry, for example in the aerospace, petroleum and financial industries.

Structure

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

You choose eight taught modules which account for two-thirds of your overall grade.

The compulsory research project accounts for the remaining one-third.

Structure

Taught modules

  • Advanced topics in Partial Differential Equations
  • Asymptotic Analysis
  • Bifurcation Theory
  • Computational Linear Algebra
  • Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Computational Stochastic Processes
  • Conformal Dynamics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Dynamics of Games
  • Dynamics, Symmetry and Integrability
  • Equations
  • 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
  • Introduction to Riemann Surfaces and
  • 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 are provided with a list of projects in November, and will choose a topic based on your research interests before the end of the first term.

Most students begin preliminary work on their projects from the beginning of the second term, before completing most of the project work during the summer.

Your research project will be a substantial written piece, and several past projects have led to publications in scientific journals.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

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

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examination
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical
  • Research project

Course timetable

Our MSc in Applied Mathematics is offered as a full-time and part-time course. The full-time course consists of eight taught modules and a research project taken in one year. The part-time option consists of four taught modules in year one, and the four remaining taught modules and research project in year two.

Each module has two to three hours of lectures each week, and these are scheduled between 09.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday. The days you are required to attend the College will vary dependent on module selection, and module attendance is compulsory.

Examinations are held toward the end of the academic year for full-time students, and toward the end of each academic year for part-time students.

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.

Admissions

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).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

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 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.

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