University of Glasgow: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught


The Masters in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics offers courses, taught by experts, across a wide range. Mathematics is highly developed yet continually growing, providing new insights and applications. It is the medium for expressing knowledge about many physical phenomena and is concerned with patterns, systems, and structures unrestricted by any specific application, but also allows for applications across many disciplines.

September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**


The School has a strong international reputation in pure and applied mathematics research and our PGT programmes in Mathematics offer a large range of courses ranging from pure algebra and analysis to courses on mathematical biology and fluids.

You will be taught by experts across a wide range of pure and applied mathematics and you will develop a mature understanding of fundamental theories and analytical skills applicable to many situations.

You will participate in an extensive and varied seminar programme, are taught by internationally renowned lecturers and experie
nce a wide variety of projects.
Our students graduate with a varied skill set, including core professional skills, and a portfolio of substantive applied and practical work.


Modes of delivery of the Masters in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics include lectures, laboratory classes, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in project work.
If you are studying for the MSc you will take a total of 120 credits from a mixture of Level-4 Honours courses, Level-M courses and courses delivered by the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC).
You will take courses worth a minimum of 90 credits from Level-M courses and those delivered by the SMSTC. The remaining 30 credits may be chosen from final-year Level-H courses. The Level-M courses offered in a particular session will depend on student demand. Below are courses currently offered at these levels, but the options may vary from year to year.

**Level-H courses (10 or 20 credits)**
- Algebraic & geometric topology

- Continuum mechanics & elasticity

- Differential geometry

- Fluid mechanics

- Functional analysis

- Further complex analysis

- Galois theory

- Mathematical biology

- Mathematical physics

- Numerical methods

- Number theory

- Partial differential equations

- Topics in algebra.

**Level-M courses (20 credits)**
- Advanced algebraic & geometric topology

- Advanced differential geometry & topology

- Advanced functional analysis

- Advanced methods in differential equations

- Advanced numerical methods

- Biological & physiological fluid mechanics

- Commutative algebra & algebraic geometry

- Elasticity

- Further topics in group theory

- Lie groups, lie algebras & their representations

- Magnetohydrodynamics

- Operator algebras

- Solitons

- Special relativity & classical field theory.

**SMSTC courses (20 credits)**
- Advanced Functional Analysis

- Advanced Mathematical Methods

The project titles are offered each year by academic staff and so change annually.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career opportunities are diverse and varied and include academia, teaching, industry and finance.


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