Department of Mathematical Sciences

Masters study

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Maths in the real world

Develop your knowledge with our Masters and Postgraduate Diploma courses. 

We also offer a Graduate Diploma Mathematics which gives you training in basic mathematics techniques if your first degree contained only a modest amount of mathematics. 

All of our Postgraduate Diplomas and most of our Masters courses are full-time. Some of our Masters courses are also offered on a part-time basis.

Our Department operates an open door policy, meaning that members of staff will always endeavour to see you if they are available in their office. This enables you to have ample contact time with your supervisor.

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Why choose us?
  • 89% of our maths students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020)
  • Take the opportunity to work alongside well-published world leaders in their individual specialisms
  • Our specialist facilities give you the chance to gain real-world application in your area of expertise

What we offer

A range of degrees

We offer a range of postgraduate taught degrees, covering areas such as data science, actuarial science, and mathematics.

Many of our degrees include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, giving you an opportunity to study areas you would like to specialise in. These may be taught in collaboration with other departments such as Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, so you benefit from expertise across the Faculty.

Depending on your course you may also have the opportunity to gain experience of specialist software such as Matlab and Maple.

Our postgraduate community

With our expert academic staff and open door policy, you'll belong to a friendly, collaborative department. We hold regular events throughout the year, such as research seminars with guest speakers, and the Student's Union has an active maths society.

Preparing for your future

There is an increasing demand for people with numerical and analytical skills and experience. During your time with us we will help you develop the skills you need for a rewarding career, whatever the industry.

A postgraduate degree builds on the skills you developed as an undergraduate, helping you stand out to future employers or take the next step towards a research degree.

You'll also be able to benefit from the University's Student Services Hub. Regular events are run throughout the year to help you create your CV, learn more about job interviews, and find out how to start your own business.

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We'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex, if you're one of our graduates, studied abroad with us, or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees.

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