-MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
-PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
-PgCert: 9 months full-time; 9 months part-time
After thousands of years mathematics is highly developed, yet continually growing, providing new insights and applications. Mathematics is the medium for expressing knowledge about physical and biological phenomena. Through rigorous logical, and often ingenious, argument, mathematics provides clarity and generality through abstraction. Many of its conclusions are striking and powerful.
The MSc programme offers courses taught by experts, across a wide range and in depth. Its design will give you a mature understanding of fundamental theories, familiarity with the methods of mathematical modelling and essential analytical skills and numerical techniques for interpreting physical and biological problems both mathematically and computationally.
MSc students will take a total of 120 credits from a mixture of Level-4 Honours courses, Level-M courses and Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC)-delivered courses.
You will take courses worth either 45 credits or 60 credits from those delivered by SMSTC. Of the balance of 75 credits or 60 credits, up to 30 credits may be chosen from the department’s final year Level-H courses with the remainder being taken from the following list of Level-M courses. The Level-M courses offered in a particular session will depend on student demand.
Level-H courses (15 credits)
• Continuum mechanics
• NonLinear waves
• Numerical solutions of PDEs
• Differential geometry
• Fluid dynamics.
Level-M courses (15 credits)
• Applied linear elasticity
• Biological and physiological fluid mechanics
• Fluid structure interactions
• Special relativity and classical theory of fields
• Stochastic differential equations.
SMSTC courses (15 credits)
• Applied analysis and PDEs 1
• Applied analysis and PDEs 2
• Applied mathematical methods 1
• Applied mathematical methods 2
• Mathematical modelling 1
• Mathematical modelling 2
All MSc students must take the following:
• Research project (60 credits).