Mathematical Biology MSc

School of Science and Engineering

Use mathematics to solve biological and biomedical problems related to the life sciences, medicine, and the healthcare sector

Date of entry

September 2020

Start date

September 2020


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Develop your skills, knowledge, and understanding of mathematics to solve biological and biomedical problems.  You will then be able to contribute to the rapidly expanding healthcare sector and help tackle major societal challenges, including global sustainability.

You will be able to choose from a variety of modules, including mathematical oncology, physiology, ecology and epidemiology. You will also study dynamical systems, measure theory, and inverse problems, allowing you to shape your study and expand your perspective.

Our weekly Mathematics Seminar Programme allows you to hear from renowned scientists covering everything from mathematical biology to numerical analysis and scientific computing.

Involving specialist mathematical software programs, you will develop programmes and computational frameworks to solve mathematical models that arise from areas such as mathematical biology, optimisation, and finance.

Our department is relatively small, with an excellent staff to student ratio, allowing us to get to know you on a personal level.

“My course has been great. There’s been a really good mix of biology based classes delivered through life sciences, and mathematics classes through the School of Science and Engineering. It’s fantastic to get that in-depth knowledge across two different disciplines.”

Rachel Findlay, MSc Mathematical Biology graduate

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