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Programme structure: Mathematical Sciences (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Research Project MATHM6301 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Select at least 50cp Level M/7 Mathematics units from the following list:
Advanced Fluid Dynamics MATHM0600 20 Optional TB-1
Advanced Quantum Theory MATHM0013 10 Optional TB-2C
Algebraic Number Theory 4 MATHM6205 20 Optional TB-2
Algebraic Topology MATHM1200 20 Optional TB-1
Analytic Number Theory MATHM0007 20 Optional TB-2
Anomaly Detection MATHM0030 10 Optional TB-1B
Asymptotics MATHM4700 20 Optional TB-2
Axiomatic Set Theory MATHM1300 20 Optional TB-1
Calculus of Variations MATHM0015 10 Optional TB-2D
Complex Function Theory (34) MATHM3000 20 Optional TB-1
Complex Networks 4 MATHM6201 20 Optional TB-1
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 4 MATHM6206 20 Optional TB-2
Financial Mathematics 34 MATHM5400 20 Optional TB-2
Functional Analysis 34 MATHM6202 20 Optional TB-2
Further Topics In Probability 4 MATHM0018 20 Optional TB-2
Galois Theory MATHM2700 20 Optional TB-2
Martingale Theory with Applications 4 MATHM6204 10 Optional TB-1A
Modern Mathematical Biology MATHM0014 10 Optional TB-1A
Monte Carlo Methods MATHM6001 10 Optional TB-2C
Multivariate Analysis 34 MATHM0510 10 Optional TB-2C
Quantum Chaos MATHM5700 10 Optional TB-1B
Quantum Computation MATHM0023 10 Optional TB-2C
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Optional TB-1A
Representation Theory MATHM4600 20 Optional TB-1
Statistical Mechanics 34 MATHM4500 20 Optional TB-2
Stochastic Optimisation MATHM0044 20 Optional TB-1
Theory of Inference 4 MATHM0019 20 Optional TB-2
Topics in Discrete Mathematics 34 MATHM0009 10 Optional TB-2C
Topics in Modern Geometry 34 MATHM0008 10 Optional TB-1A
Up to 40cp can be selected from Level M/7 Mathematics units from other schools, with the approval of the Programme Director.
Up to 30cp can be selected from Level H/6 Mathematics units from the following list:
Bayesian Modelling MATH30015 20 Optional TB-2
Calculus of Variations MATH30005 10 Optional TB-2D
Complex Function Theory MATH33000 20 Optional TB-1
Complex Networks MATH36201 20 Optional TB-1
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 3 MATH36206 20 Optional TB-2
Fields, Forms and Flows MATH30018 20 Optional TB-1
Financial Mathematics MATH35400 20 Optional TB-2
Financial Risk Management MATH30014 20 Optional TB-1
Fluid Dynamics 3 MATH33200 20 Optional TB-1
Functional Analysis 3 MATH36202 20 Optional TB-2
Further Topics In Probability 3 MATH30006 20 Optional TB-2
Group Theory MATH33300 20 Optional TB-1
Information Theory 3 MATH34600 10 Optional TB-1B
Linear and Generalised Linear Models MATH30013 20 Optional TB-1
Logic MATH30100 20 Optional TB-2
Martingale Theory with Applications 3 MATH36204 10 Optional TB-1A
Mathematical Methods MATH30800 20 Optional TB-2
Measure Theory and Integration MATH30007 20 Optional TB-1
Mechanics 23 MATH31910 20 Optional TB-2
Modern Mathematical Biology MATH30004 10 Optional TB-1A
Multivariate Analysis MATH30510 10 Optional TB-2C
Number Theory MATH30200 20 Optional TB-2
Numerical Analysis 23 MATH30010 20 Optional TB-2
Optimisation MATH30017 20 Optional TB-2
Quantum Mechanics MATH35500 20 Optional TB-1
Random Matrix Theory MATH30016 10 Optional TB-2C
Set Theory MATH32000 20 Optional TB-1
Statistical Mechanics MATH34300 20 Optional TB-2
Theory of Inference MATH35600 20 Optional TB-2
Time Series Analysis MATH33800 20 Optional TB-1
Topics in Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH30002 10 Optional TB-2C
Topics in Modern Geometry 3 MATH30001 10 Optional TB-1A
MSc   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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