By developing, analysing and interpreting mathematical models, we gain insight into complex processes and a framework for interpreting experimental data.
Today, there is an increasingly urgent need, in both research and industry, for a new generation of scientists with advanced applied mathematics skills, alongside an ability to absorb information from other disciplines and communicate with other researchers. This programme is designed to develop all of these specific and transferable skills, making you an attractive prospect for employment or further study.
Why study Applied Mathematics Masters at Newcastle?
- The School collaborates widely with multiple disciplines, including Biological and Medical Sciences, Chemical Engineering and within industry. In particular, Newcastleis an emerging centre for multidisciplinary Biological Systems Science research, and is in a unique position, being adjacent to one of the largest super-hospitals in Europe, catering for a highly diverse population.
- The programme is specifically tailored to develop students from a strong mathematics background into becoming genuinely multidisciplinary scientists. You will have the opportunity to develop your mathematical skills, whilst at the same time being trained in solving real-world problems and working in a team. You will learn how to diversify your skills into other fields, and how to work with research leaders and other students from different disciplines.
- The internationally recognised School of Mathematics collaborates widely with multiple disciplines and industries
- Learn from world leaders in their fields
- Obtain a qualification that is respected the world over and make you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market
Applied Mathematics MSc
Postgraduate and taught
How long it takes:
12 months minimum full-time
Distance learning/ Campus
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The programme is a 12 month taught masters degree (180 credits) consisting of 120 credits of optional lecture courses and a 60 credit summer project.
- Research project in Applied Mathematics – 60 credits
Select 120 credits of optional modules. Example optional modules are listed below. Subject to availability.
- Topics in Applied Mathematics – 20 credits
- Advanced Mathematical Biology – 20 credits
- Methods in Partial Differential Equations – 20 credits
- Mathematical Finance – 20 credits
- Numerical Methods and Numerical Linear Algebra – 20 credits
- Continuum Mechanics – 20 credits
- Nonlinear Waves – 20 credits
- Reaction-Diffusion Theory – 20 credits
- Medical Statistics – 20 credits
- Applied Mathematical Analysis – 20 credits
- Advanced Mathematical Modelling – 20 credits
- Advanced Mathematical Finance – 20 credits
The course is assessed by a mixture of written examinations and coursework, typically involving written exercises, short projects and computer practicals. Please note that not all optional modules may be available.
The summer research skills project involves working closely with a research supervisor to produce a substantial dissertation and an oral presentation. Additional assessment will require participation in problem-solving workshops and peer group learning in order to prepare you for ‘real life’ work as a research scientist.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
This course is tailored to train students for careers in scientific research, and for employment in a wide range of industrial contexts, for example biotechnology, industrial engineering or the pharmaceutical industry. There is a considerable need for scientists with a strong mathematical and computational background who can communicate with experimental scientists; this MSc will provide you with specialised training, and through your research skills project, evidence that you can work in this multidisciplinary context.
Further transferrable skills developed through this course include team-working, oral and written presentation, problem-solving and time-management, particularly developed through the summer research skills project. Additional careers support is available through the School of Mathematics and from the University’s career support team.
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