Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers you the chance to study a range of modules in pure and applicable mathematics, giving you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in these areas. Depending on your choices, you will take either 7 or 8 modules, allowing you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most. Over 2 years you will also learn the methods of mathematical research: how to read mathematical papers and how to communicate mathematics, both in written form for your project dissertation, and orally when you give presentations about your project. You will acquire the skills to pursue your interest in the subject, either formally with a research degree, or informally with independent reading. You will come to us as someone with a mathematics degree; you will graduate as a mathematician.

Course Modules

You must take taught modules worth 60 credits each year; each 15'credit module runs for 1 term and each 30'credit module runs for 2 terms. You may take at most one 30'credit module in your MSc. You also complete a project worth 60 credits. Modules may include: Algebraic number theory; computational mathematics; discrete optimization; group theory; mathematics of communications; number theory and geometry; topics in graph theory.

Course Additional Entry

Second'Class Honours degree with mathematics as the main field of study. Applicants with a first degree in another quantitative subject may be able to take Birkbeck's Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,975  Academic year. First year home fees