MSc Applied Mathematical Sciences (2 years)

Key information

Location
Edinburgh
Mode of delivery
On-campus
Delivery type
Full-time, Part-time
Start date
September
Duration
2 years
Qualification
MSc

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Overview

The first year (Stage 1) of this two year MSc is a pre-masters year that will equip you with a solid, theoretical and practical foundation in applied mathematics (6 courses) and includes 2 courses in Research Preparation (English Study Skills). The second year (Stage 2) is the same as our current one-year MSc Programme in Applied Mathematical Sciences which is designed to equip students with the modern, transferrable mathematical and statistical skills to prepare them for careers in industry and research.

Our minimum IELTS entry requirement is 5.5 in all sections. The whole two year programme only requires one visa. We encourage applications from a broad range of technical backgrounds.

For over 40 years Heriot-Watt has been exceptionally strong in Applied Mathematics and we have world-leading researchers in many related areas and very good links with industry.

September 2024 entry

The deadline for applications from UK students is 30 August 2024. For EU and overseas applicants, we guarantee to consider applications submitted by 2 August 2024.

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Course content

Year 1

Eight courses (five mandatory and three optional)

Mandatory courses

  • Research Preparation in English (1)
  • Linear Algebra
  • Research Preparation in English (2)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Ordinary Differential Equations

Optional courses: two from

  • Applied Mathematics A
  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A
  • Vector Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics A

Optional courses: one from

  • Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis B
  • Applied Mathematics B
  • Complex Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis B
  • Probability and Statistics B 

Year 2

Eight courses (three mandatory and five optional) including project/dissertation for MSc

Mandatory courses

  • Optimisation
  • Modelling and Tools
  • Masters Project and Dissertation

Optional courses: two from

  • Applied Mathematics E
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Functional Analysis
  • Numerical ODEs
  • Pure Mathematics E
  • Biologically Inspired Computation
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering Foundations
  • Statistical Methods

Optional courses: three from

  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Biology and Medicine
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis (PDEs)
  • Pure Mathematics F
  • Geometry
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Special Topics 2
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods

Go Global

Some of our Postgraduate Taught Masters Programmes are eligible for Inter-Campus Transfer. Please contact studywithus@hw.ac.uk for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Year 1

Tuition fees
Status [footnote 1] Full-time Part-time
UK 9152 4576
Overseas [footnote 2] 19056 9528

Year 2

Tuition fees
Status [footnote 1] Full-time Part-time
UK 9152 4576
Overseas [footnote 2] 19056 9528

Footnotes

  1. Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
  2. Overseas includes applications from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in the UK. Read more about the application process for EU nationals.

Additional fee information

Fees are payable for each year of this two year MSc.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Entry

Entry requires a good first degree, of at least UK 2.1 standard or equivalent, containing some maths and/or statistics content.

Please contact the School if you wish to discuss your suitability for the programme in more detail.

English language requirements

Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 6.0).

We also offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your master's programme:

  • 20 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with no skill lower than 4.5)
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with minimum of 5.0 in writing and no skill lower than 4.5)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.0)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.5)

Why Heriot-Watt?

Maths Gym

Maths Gym is a cross-campus initiative which aims to support all Heriot-Watt students, across all our campuses, to strengthen their mathematical and statistical skills and to boost their mathematical confidence.

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