Department of Mathematics


Masters


A research masters provides the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and to present findings in documented scholarly form (such as a thesis). Your research should make an independent contribution to learning or offer a critical perspective on existing scholarship or methodology.

Master of Science in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics

Master of Arts in Mathematics


The masters programme can be taken as either a 120-point degree after completing an honours degree or as a 240-point degree straight after a bachelors degree.

Programme Structure 120 Point (MSc and MA)

To be awarded a masters you must pass the following:

  • 120-point thesis

        or

  • 90-point thesis 
  • 30 points from MATHS 700-level courses

        (this second option is available for Mathematics majors only)

This is a one-year, full-time degree or it can be taken part-time over two years.

 

Programme Structure 240 Point (MSc ) - Mathematics

To be awarded a masters you must pass the following:

  • At least 75 points in 700-level Mathematics courses
  • Up to 45 points from approved 700-level courses in Mathematics 

and either

  • 120 points: MATHS 796 Thesis in Mathematics

or

  • 90 points: MATHS 798 Research Portfolio in Mathematics and;
  • 30 points from MATHS 701–789, 792–797 

This is a two-year degree which may also be taken part-time over four years

 

Programme Structure 240 Point (MSc) - Applied Mathematics

To be awarded a masters you must pass the following:

  • At least 60 points from MATHS 761–770, PHYSICS 701, 707
  • Up to 60 points from approved 700-level courses in Mathematics or related subjects with approval of the Head of Department
  • 120 points: MATHS 795 MSc Thesis in Applied Mathematics

This is a two-year degree which may also be taken part-time over four years.

 

Programme Structure 240 Point (MA) - Mathematics

To be awarded a masters you must pass the following:

  • 120 points from MATHS 701–770, 777, 781–789, 792–794 or approved 700-level courses
  • 120 points: MATHS 796 Thesis

 or

  • 90 points: MATHS 798 Research Portfolio and;
  • 150 points from MATHS 701–770, 777, 781–789, 792–794 or approved 700-level courses 

This is a two-year degree which may also be taken part-time over four years.

 

 

Please see our postgraduate research topics page for possible projects. 

 

Prerequisites - MSc 120 points

To be admitted into the Master of Science programme you must have:

  • A BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci
  • A B- average over at least 90 points from courses taken for your BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci (for the PGDipSci, at least 75 points must be at 700-level courses or from a dissertation).
 

Prerequisites - MSc 240 points

To be admitted into the Master of Science programme you must have:

• BSc in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics

• At least B average in 75 points above Stage II, including at least 45 points in the relevant subject major

 

Prerequisites - MA 120 points

To be admitted into the Master of Arts programme you must have:

  • A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Mathematics
  • At least of GPA of 5 over the programme

 

Prerequisites - MA 240 points

To be admitted into the Master of Arts programme you must have:

  • BA in Mathematics
  • At least B average in 45 points above Stage II
  • Completed MATHS 332 and either MATHS 320 or 328

or

  • Completed MATHS 340, 361 and either MATHS 362 or 363

 

Before you can enrol into the programme, you will need to get the approval of the Department of Mathematics, then find a supervisor for your thesis and have them complete a thesis proposal form.

 

Class of honours

At graduation, if the average mark for your masters degree is sufficiently high you will be awarded the degree with honours.

The classes of honours are defined as follows:

  • an average greater than A- leads to first class honours,
  • an average of B+ leads to second class honours (first division),
  • an average of B or B- leads to second class honours (second division).

 

 

Postgraduate Courses and Advisers


Please see our postgradute courses page for full details of the courses on offer.

 

For information and advice please contact our adviser.