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University of Leeds: Mathematics

Institution University of Leeds
Department School of Mathematics
Telephone 0113 343 5111
Study type Taught


This Masters degree is designed to build on your existing mathematical skills and allows you to both broaden and deepen your understanding of the branches of mathematics which interest you most.

The flexibility of this course allows you to either keep your studies broad, learning a range of mathematical techniques, or specialise in areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics depending on your interests. These can range from algebra, analysis and logic to integrable systems, fluid dynamics and mathematical biology.

A Masters-level qualification in mathematics will enhance your existing career prospects. It can also help you change direction. A Masters is also an excellent route into further study, such as a PhD.

Studying in the School of Mathematics here at Leeds gives you access to a whole range of specialist facilities, whilst being taught by passionate academics who are experts in their fields. The School is also responsible for delivering internationally excellent research and has strong links with a whole range of research institutions.

This means, once you’ve graduated, you’ll be fully equipped with the most up-to-date practices and techniques, alongside the technical skill set you’ll need to pursue an exciting career in a wide range of industries.

Why study at Leeds:

  • Our globally-renowned research conducted right here on campus feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking in pure and applied mathematics.

  • Benefit from our School’s close links with organisations like Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

  • Advance your knowledge and skills in key areas of mathematics, both theoretically and practically.

  • Tailor the degree to suit your specific interests with a large selection of optional modules to choose from, with everything from quantum field theory to coding theory, mathematical biology to astrophysical fluid dynamics – plus many more.

  • Put theory into practice by conducting a project which focuses on a topic that matches your interests, giving you the chance to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course and demonstrate independent research skills necessary for a professional or academic career.

  • Access excellent teaching facilities and computing equipment throughout the school, complemented by social areas and communal problem-solving spaces.

  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics who specialise in a wide range of areas in mathematics.

  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have secured jobs in many excellent organisations, including Capita, Lloyds Banking Group and the NHS.

  • Be part of a diverse and supportive community of mathematicians from all over the world.


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