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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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Teaching and Covid-19

Information for applicants

In the Department of Mathematical Sciences, most of our teaching programmes will be taught in a way that incorporates in-person and online teaching to deliver a high-quality education.

We are still in the process of finalising the details but at present we are aiming to have some dual delivery teaching form a component of all taught modules. This will consist of sessions taught face-to-face for those on campus which are simultaneously available live via Zoom, so that those unable to come to campus can join and interact too. These sessions could take the form of lectures, classes, or computer labs, depending upon the module.

Some sessions will continue to take place online only for all students. We are still working on the timetable and hope to be able to share more details with you nearer the start of term. In addition to this we will provide you with pre-recorded videos, lecture notes and other materials to support your learning.

If there are further waves of infection in the UK that result in restrictions being imposed, we will do all we can to make sure that your teaching and learning continues uninterrupted over the course of the year. Our approach ensures that if things need to change, we can move to online only teaching at any point.

Joining us on campus

While we expect you to return to campus next year, we do understand that COVID-19 restrictions may affect you. We will continue to offer a level of flexibility for those of you who are unable to arrive at our campus for the start of term due to travel restrictions. Regardless of your location or method of accessing your learning, you will be able to register in the normal way at the start of the academic year through our online system.

In the Department of Mathematical Sciences it will be possible to complete all of your studies remotely if you are unable to attend or return to campus. We can confirm that it will be possible for you to study remotely all year and no physical arrival date is required for those of you who find themselves in a situation where due to restrictions you cannot join us on campus.

Read our Covid-19 advice for applicants
Get in touch
If you have any queries please contact our office.