• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Science & Engineering
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Use mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

The focus of this course is using mathematics to solve real world problems, such as in finance, energy, engineering or scientific research. The combination of the applied nature of the mathematics that is taught, with the masters level of this course, makes this qualification highly attractive to employers.

Many of the topics taught are directly linked to the research that we do, so you will be learning at the cutting edge of applied mathematics.

We are a relatively small division and operate with an excellent staff/student ratio. One advantage of this is that we can get to know each student personally, and so can offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. Staff are ready and willing to help at all levels, and in addition, our Student-Staff Committee meets regularly to discuss matters of importance to our students.

We also offer students the chance to choose a selection of modules from other subject areas such as economics and finance.

Specialist software

We have a wide selection of mathematical software packages such as MATLAB, Maple and COMSOL, which are used throughout the course.

Weekly seminar programme

We have a weekly seminar programme in the mathematics division, which features talks in the areas of research strength in the division, Mathematical Biology, Applied Analysis, Magnetohydrodynamics and Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing.

Who should study this course?

This course suits graduates with a degree in mathematics or in a subject with strong mathematical components such as physics, who wish to deepen their mathematical knowledge and related skills.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

You will learn by traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials, and workshops as well as via computer assisted learning. We teach the use of professional mathematical software packages in order to allow you to explore mathematics far beyond the limits of traditional teaching.

Individual reading and study takes a particularly important role in the Summer project. For the project, you will be guided to prepare your research project plan and to develop skills and competence in research including project management, critical thinking and problem solving, project reporting and presentation.

How you will be assessed

Assessment is via a mix of open book continual assessment and closed book examinations, with a substantial project completed over the Summer.

What you will study

This one year course involves taking four taught modules in semester 1 (September-December), followed by a further 4 taught modules in semester 2 (January-May), and undertaking a project over the Summer (May-August).

A typical selection of taught modules would be eight of the following:

  • Dynamical Systems
  • Computational Modelling
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Inverse Problems
  • Mathematical Oncology
  • Mathematical Ecology & Epidemiology
  • Mathematical Physiology
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Optimization in Finance and Energy
  • Measure Theory
  • Functional Analysis

We also offer the option of relacing one or two mathematics modules with modules from subjects such as Global Risk Analysis, Energy Economics, Quantitative Methods and Econometrics for Finance.

Mathematics is central to the sciences, and to the development of a prosperous, modern society. The demand for people with mathematical qualifications is considerable, and a degree in mathematics is a highly marketable asset.

Mathematics graduates are consistently amongst those attracting the highest graduate salaries and can choose from an ever widening range of careers in research, industry, science, engineering, commerce, finance and education.

Students should have a 2.2 Honours BSc or above (or a suitable qualification) in a relevant mathematical discipline.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

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Fee statusFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £5,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £5,950 per year of study
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Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study
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You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowApplied Mathematics MScP052171

Course Contact

Dr Dumitru Trucu
Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1382 384462