School of Mathematics and Physics

MSc Mathematics

MSc Mathematics

The aims of this programme are:

  • to train both UK and overseas graduates in a range of topics in Pure and Applied Mathematics at an advanced level;
  • to equip graduates with the necessary base, including, through an extended independent investigation, research skills that enable one to embark on a research degree in a mathematical subject;
  • to develop the knowledge and skills of graduates to further their prospects for a career as a professional mathematician or mathematics-oriented professional.

Contact details

Dr Gleb Gribakin
School of Mathematics and Physics

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 1936


Entrance Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Mathematics or a degree in which Mathematics represents at least 50% of the course content. 

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must satisfy University requirements for English language, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.  *Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see 

INTO at Queen's can provide tuition to help you meet the University's English Language Requirements, please see

Programme of Study

For the MSc degree, the students must choose 7 modules in Pure and/or Applied Mathematics, including either PMA8001 and PMA8002, or AMA8001 and AMA8002 (but not both), and subject to the students possessing appropriate background knowledge required for particular modules.

The modules currently on offer are: 

AMA8001  Introduction to Applied Mathematics Research (1st semester)
AMA8011  Theoretical Atomic Structure and Collisions (1st semester)
AMA8012  Foundations of Quantum Information Processing (2nd semester)
AMA8013  First-order PDEs and Integral Equations (2nd semester)
AMA8014  Statistical Thermodynamics (2nd semester)
AMA8016  Mathematical Techniques for PDEs (1st semester)
AMA8017  Mathematical Foundation of Information (1st semester)
PMA8001  Introduction to Pure Mathematics Research (1st semester)
PMA8011  Algebraic Topology (2nd semester)
PMA8012  Linear Functional Analysis (1st semester)
PMA8013  Point Set Topology (1st semester)
PMA8014  Measure Theory and Integration (2nd semester)
PMA8015  Module Theory (2nd semester)
AMA8002  Project in Applied Mathematics (summer semester)
PMA8002  Project in Pure Mathematics (summer semester)

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate study may be made online here.

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