One year full-time, two years part-time
The MSc in Mathematics 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 the field.
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.
You will normally take eight modules in total, with one module typically comprising 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials given during a twelve-week semester. In addition to the MSc modules offered at Queen Mary, you can also choose from an extremely wide range of advanced mathematics modules offered at other Colleges of the University of London. During the summer period, after the examinations, you are required to complete a dissertation, working largely independently in an advanced topic in mathematics.
Examinations are held between May and early June on the modules taken. Dissertations are evaluated in September. Successful completion of the MSc programme will result in the award of the degree of MSc in Mathematics (possibly with Merit or with Distinction).