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King’s College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. For nearly 200 years its staff and alumni have played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, including the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television and mobile phones.

Currently ranked 35 in the Times Higher Education Global Rankings, King’s is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising its vision of making the world a better place. Central to this mission is its work with underrepresented learners and a commitment to educational equality. It promotes social mobility by removing barriers to success throughout a student’s educational journey, ensuring a young person’s destination is not limited by their start in life.

The Maths Department

The King’s Department of Mathematics has a distinguished scientific tradition in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. Since its foundation in 1830, it has established an outstanding reputation for research and undergraduate and postgraduate study in mathematics.

The department attracts a diverse, international body of students and staff, providing a rich environment for research and study. It is home to over 70 internationally renowned academic staff. It promotes a friendly and inclusive culture, running work-related and social events to bring staff and students together. Research is organised into a several groups and research centres, all regularly organising seminars and events. There are seven active groups: Analysis, Disordered Systems, Financial Mathematics, Geometry, Number Theory, Statistics, and Theoretical Physics. There are two research centres: Mathematical and Molecular Biomedicine, and Probability

The master’s courses being offered through Martingale

MSc in Mathematics

Our Mathematics MSc is a wide-ranging course mainly drawing on modules from Pure Mathematics with additional options to study elements of applied mathematics such as Theoretical Physics, Complex Systems and Financial Mathematics. The course is suitable for graduates who wish to pursue an advanced mathematical study pathway with the intention of studying at a PhD level in a mathematical discipline, most likely pure mathematics. You will explore mathematical areas including Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Number Theory, and there are opportunities to take a broad range of additional modules, allowing you the freedom to develop a study pathway that reflects your interests. You will complete the course in one year, from September to September. King’s is also a member of the University of London and by arrangement, you can enroll in optional modules at other institutions within the University of London, which includes University College London, Queen Mary and others.

MSc in Complex Systems Modelling (Applied Mathematics or Statistics PhD track)

The Complex Systems Modelling MSc course will teach you to apply mathematical techniques in the rapidly developing and exciting interdisciplinary field of complex systems and examine how they apply to a variety of areas including biomedicine, nature, economics and social sciences. You will study innovative modules covering a range of modern theories of complex systems modelling and be taught by world-leading researchers. This research-led course is suitable for graduates who wish to work in research and development in an academic or industrial environment.

MSc in Theoretical Physics (Applied Mathematics PhD track)

Our Theoretical Physics MSc is a demanding research-informed course that gives you a coherent, comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of modern theoretical physics and mathematical physics and the opportunity to explore more advanced topics. You will study modules covering the foundations of mathematical physics and can choose to study Quantum Field Theory and Advanced Quantum Mechanics. You then have the opportunity to explore a range of innovative optional modules, with topics including Black Holes, String Theory, and Conformal Field Theory. There are also optional modules in Pure Mathematics including Lie Groups and Algebras, and Manifolds as well as modules from the Physics department on the Standard Model and its extensions and Cosmology. You’ll be exposed to a wide range of research techniques and have the opportunity to conduct and write up your own project.

MSc in Statistics

The Statistics MSc is aimed to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of statistics and its mathematical foundations, and to enable you to think logically and objectively about data analysis and statistical learning. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the most appropriate statistical models to answer practical questions, using modern statistical methods and software. You will learn a wide range of transferable skills, both in data analysis and in how to present and communicate the results. All students on the programme undertake an individual research project which offers the opportunity to think independently about complex data and models. Here you will combine the programming skills and statistical knowledge from the taught modules in order to fit statistical models to real world data. The datasets which will be modelled and analysed arise from many different sources. Examples may include medical data, financial time series, geographic data and data from social networks.