School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Masters study

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Maths in the real world

Mathematics sits at the heart of science and technology.

Mathematics is the basis of cyber security programmes. It is used in health research through the utilisation of biostatistics. It can be combined with artificial intelligence to unlock opportunities for businesses to expand operations or overcome an efficiency issue.

In our school we offer taught postgraduate degrees in the fields of mathematics and data science. With support from our expert staff you can explore a specialist discipline within these two key areas of mathematical sciences.

Through one of our postgraduate degrees you can learn how to apply mathematical concepts to solve complex problems, how to design algorithms, or how to use computer modelling to test the impact of variables on outcomes.

If you want to stand apart from the crowd then a Masters degree can be an excellent way to demonstrate your knowledge. It shows your commitment to your professional development and can help you gain the skills and experience needed for more senior roles in various organisations or prepare you to carry out a research degree.

Explore our Masters courses


Why choose us?
  • Choose from a range of part-time and full-time courses, from Postgraduate Diploma to Master of Science (MSc).
  • Take the opportunity to work alongside well-published world leaders in their individual specialisms
  • We offer integrated PhDs which lead you from a first year developing your skills straight into postgraduate research.
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"Whether you’re looking to broaden your knowledge, develop a specialism, or dive into a real-world application, a Masters degree from our School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science lets you showcase your talent and stand out from the crowd. Our expert and varied staff enable you to tailor your degree, whatever your needs."
Dr Yanchun Bao Lecturer and Postgraduate (Taught) Director

What can you study?

“My favourite modules were the ones where I was able to work hands on with data performing analysis, building models, and learning to code. In the era of Big Data it is an important skill to be able to manipulate, interpret, and gain insights from your data. Many of the modules at Essex also gave me the chance to work with R and Excel. Proficiency with these softwares, especially Excel, has been extremely useful in my work as I use it on a day-to-day basis.”
George Brooks BSc Management and Mathematics (2017) & MSc Actuarial Science (2018)
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Essex is a university with an international outlook. We have students and staff from over 130 countries around the world. Be part of our global community.

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