Imperial College London

World-leading research, a central London campus and outstanding graduate prospects are just some of the reasons why Imperial College London remains a top choice for the brightest and best students from across the globe.

Consistently ranking in the global top 10 best universities, and with a focus on mathematics, science, engineering, medicine and business that’s unique in the UK, studying at Imperial offers you the chance to be part of a specialist community and earn a Masters degree with global recognition.

To meet the demand, in research and industry, for well-trained, highly qualified mathematicians and statisticians, Imperial’s Department of Mathematics offers a range of Masters degrees that are built on its world leading research in Pure Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, and Statistics. This will provide you with an excellent foundation for a PhD, as well as a wide range of careers.

The Maths Department

As a postgraduate maths student at Imperial you’ll become part of the Department of Mathematics located on Imperial’s South Kensington Campus. This will put you at the heart of a large community – with around 100 academics and 260 Masters students – with an open, friendly culture.

Imperial is internationally renowned for its maths research (3rd in the UK in REF 2021) and particularly for its excellent research culture (1st for research environment). Its postgraduate taught maths courses are ranked 10th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023. 

Our mathematical Masters courses are an excellent grounding for a future career in research, and with many of our students going on to a PhD at Imperial or elsewhere. The central focus of our Masters courses is an extended research project conducted under the supervision of an academic, but driven by you. You will become fully immersed in a research group relevant to the topic you’ve chosen, learning research methodology and skills by working alongside a team of experienced researchers.  

The Department is proactive in promoting gender equality, and has Athena Swan Bronze accreditation. Staff and students regularly get together for social events including summer and Christmas parties and there over 350 student-led societies you could join in Imperial College Students’ Union, covering a huge range of sports, cultural, social, entertainment and volunteering activities. This includes subject-related societies including MathSoc, Data Science, Algorithmic trading and Blockchain to name but a few.

The Masters courses being offered through Martingale

MSc in Applied Mathematics

Mathematics is the language of science and, as well as traditional areas such as physics, chemistry and engineering, applied mathematics is being used to augment an ever-wider range of fields. For example, applied mathematics techniques are now being used to study biological processes, climate modelling and the spread of disinformation in society. The MSc in Applied Mathematics offer excellent training in modern applied mathematics. The two main components are the courses and the project. Students can choose from 30 courses and 100 projects, covering all areas of modern applied mathematics. The breadth and depth of the courses and projects make this MSc programme unique.

MSc in Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics group at Imperial is a world-leading centre for research in foundational mathematics, including number theory, logic, analysis, probability and computer proof formalization. The MSc in Pure Mathematics offered by this group offers excellent training in mathematics at its most fundamental level.

The programme includes a number of core taught modules in advanced pure mathematics. These are supplemented by a choice from a wide range of more specialised modules, including topics ranging from algebra and combinatorics to geometry and topology. Students also undertake an independent research project in an area of their choosing that is supervised by a member of the Pure Mathematics group.

MSc in Statistics

Statistical ideas, tools, and methods are ubiquitous in the sciences, industry, and government, including finance, medicine and artificial intelligence. Imperial’s MSc in Statistics provides outstanding training in both theoretical and applied statistics. The programme is divided into six specialist steams: applied statistics, biostatistics, data science, statistical finance, theory and methods, and a general stream.

A common set of core modules ensures that all students obtain advanced knowledge in fundamental areas and a variety of elective modules allow students to develop their specialist interests, together providing depth and exposure to a diverse range of statistical applications and methods. Students also complete a staff-supervised research project on a state-of-the-art research problem that suits their interests. Imperial’s MSc in Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.