School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

This course provides you with a sound general knowledge of advanced mathematics through study in several pure and applied areas of the subject, including Statistics and Operational Research.

This course provides you with a sound general knowledge of advanced mathematics through study in several pure and applied areas of the subject, including Statistics and Operational Research.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

This course provides you with a sound general knowledge of advanced mathematics through study in several pure and applied areas of the subject, including Statistics and Operational Research.  A wide choice of topics is available for your dissertation, taken under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

If you wish to enter employment within the field of Mathematics then this course will enhance your career prospects by promoting a professional attitude to Mathematics. Mathematicians are warmly welcomed in industry, business and commerce for their analytical ability and logical approach to problem solving. The course is particularly suitable if you are planning a career in teaching Mathematics or are already a qualified teacher seeking to enhance your promotion prospects.

What happens on the course?

Research Methods and professional Skills
Mathematical Modelling
Introduction to Cybermetrics
Statistics
Advanced Topics in Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics
Dissertation

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students will have developed advanced technical skills within the field of Mathematics together with an ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex problems. These skills should equip students to enter careers in Mathematics in a variety of roles. 

There is a shortage of Mathematics-related skills both nationally and regionally, and in particular there is a recognised severe shortage of qualified Mathematics teachers. Hence the Mathematics qualification that this course offers will make its graduates highly employable. 
 
Excellent career opportunities will also be open in operational research, statistics, information analysis, financial advising, actuarial work and accountancy.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Mathematics department includes a team of researchers in the field of Introduction to Cybermetrics, led by a professor who has been recognised as a leading international authority on the subject and who achieved a very high rating in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

We pride ourselves on the academic support and guidance given by our friendly and approachable staff. Students have shown their appreciation for this by the exceptionally high ratings they have given us in the National Student Survey in recent years.

You will be able to demonstrate a full understanding, knowledge and experience of complex and specialised areas of mathematics; Select and apply appropriate techniques to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to problems which require mathematics for their resolution.

Within this course, you will apply knowledge of mathematics with particular reference to its applications in other subject areas (e.g. mathematical education, analysis and modelling of business and finance, computing and scientific systems).
 
You will be able to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in mathematics.
 
Conduct research into current mathematical literature; review, analyse and evaluate findings in a professional manner.   
 
This course will enable you to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, making sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicating conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £ per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13650 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2019 Entry

A lower second honours degree in mathematics or equivalent in a related subject.

A Postgraduate Certificate in mathematics or equivalent with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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