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The University of Manchester

Since 1824, great minds have come to the University of Manchester to challenge assumptions, create the exceptional and change the world.  

With 25 Nobel Prize winners among our current and former staff and students, we have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.  

We’re committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything we do. 

The Department of Mathematics

Manchester has been at the forefront of mathematics for more than a century and the University has helped some of the biggest names in the subject during this time, including Alan Turing, Max Newman, Louis Mordell, Violet Cane and Hanna Neumann.  

Today you’ll enjoy a real sense of community in our purpose-built Alan Turing Building, designed with input from staff and students alike, and benefit from excellent links with employers forged through our annual maths-specific careers fair and employer interview programme. 

The Department of Mathematics is the perfect platform for launching a successful career built on a strong maths foundation. 

The master’s courses being offered through Martingale

MSc in Applied Mathematics

This MSc course is perfect for students who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge in applied mathematics; a research area in which Manchester has a long-standing international reputation. Students can choose from various course units including Continuum Mechanics, Numerical Linear Algebra, Uncertainty Quantification, Scientific Computing, Transport Phenomena, and Stability Theory. Students also receive training in research skills, and group project work.

After the taught component of the course has concluded, students will complete a dissertation in a specialist area reflecting the research interests of the applied mathematics group. The group has a strongly interdisciplinary research ethos, which it pursues in areas such as Mathematics in the Life Sciences, Uncertainty Quantification & Data Science, and within the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics.  

MSc in Pure Mathematics

This MSc course is suitable not only for students who wish to improve their background knowledge prior to applying to undertake a PhD by research, but also for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of postgraduate-level abstract mathematics.  
During the taught component of the course, you will normally take six units together with a research skills and project unit. You may choose exclusively pure topics, or a mixture of pure mathematics units and mathematical logic units. In the research skills and project unit you will first complete a mini-project to improve mathematical writing skills, and then undertake a project.

After successfully completing the taught component, you will prepare a dissertation on an advanced topic in pure mathematics or mathematical logic, normally of current or recent research interest, chosen in consultation with your supervisor. 

MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic

This one-year taught postgraduate course is a pathway from the MSc in Pure Mathematics and leads to the degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic. The taught component comprises of conventional lectures supported by examples classes, project work and independent learning via reading material. Students will study course units related to pure mathematics and mathematical logic, including Computation and Complexity, Set Theory, and, Model Theory, to encourage a sophisticated and critical approach to mathematics, and to prepare students who have the ability and desire to follow careers as professional mathematicians and logicians.

In the research project you will prepare a dissertation on an advanced topic in mathematical logic, normally of current or recent research interest, chosen in consultation with your academic supervisor.

This course provides our students with strong qualitative skills in a wide variety of areas of pure mathematics. With flexible optional units, students can tailor the course to their own individual interests, helping broaden the scope of your career prospects in areas such as finance, software engineering, teaching and research.

MSc in Statistics

The Probability and Statistics group in the Department of Mathematics has a long-standing reputation of offering one-year, high-quality taught courses in areas of Statistics. This course offers a thorough professional training, which prepares students to embark on statistical careers in a variety of areas. There is a shortage of statisticians trained to postgraduate level in the UK, meaning that you will be a highly desired candidate upon completion of this MSc. They have also provided a very good foundation for further study at PhD level. The course gives you the freedom to take a common core of five modules as well as three specialist/additional modules depending on your interests and career aspirations. Following the successful completion of the taught modules, students are then expected to work on a dissertation.