Detailed course guide
Students will take a total of 8 courses, 4 in each of the 1st and 2nd Semesters followed by a 3-month Project in the summer. A typical distribution for this programme is as follows:
- Climate Change; Causes and Impact
- Mathematical Ecology
- Modelling and Tools
- Data Assimilation with Applications to Climate Change
- Statistical Methods
- Stochastic Simulation
- Applied Linear Algebra
- Mathematical Biology and Medicine
- Partial Differential Equations
- Numerical Analysis (PDEs)
- Bayesian Inference
Typical project subjects:
- Population Cycles of Forest Insects;
- Climate Change Impact;
- The replacement of Red Squirrels by Grey Squirrels in the UK;
- Vegetation Patterns in Semi-arid Environments;
- Daisyworld: A Simple Land Surface Climate Model.
The final part of the MSc is an extended project in mathematical modelling the impacts of climate change on environmental systems, giving the opportunity to investigate a topic in some depth guided by leading research academics.
Entry is aimed at graduates with strong mathematical knowledge and skills. A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content is desired. Motivation and a willingness to work hard are also important pre-requisites.
English language requirements
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 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
|Scotland / Non-UK EU
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
** Fee per course (module). Refer to the Course Content to see how many courses comprise the full programme.
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.
Merit Awards for international students starting postgraduate degree courses in 2020
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded offer holder you may be eligible for:
View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.
Additional scholarship information
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
This MSc programme is one of two within the school that has been awarded the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for 2018. Find out more information on how to apply for this prestigious award.