Mathematics interacts with other disciplines and makes essential contributions to science, medicine and commerce, as well as to many important contemporary areas of technology such as communications, linguistics and genetics. Wherever problems need to be solved, mathematics has a role to play. In fact, many sciences rely so heavily on mathematics that their most important questions are, fundamentally, mathematical.

Areas of study

Mathematics is available for postgraduate programmes in Arts. It is taught by the Department of Mathematics within the Faculty of Science.

A full range of courses are taught at postgraduate levels, with particular research strengths across the spectrum of mathematics, from algebra, combinatorics, complex analysis and differential equations to mathematical modelling, functional analysis and operator theory, numerical analysis, and topology.

You can study Mathematics in the following programmes:

What you will learn

By studying mathematics you will be stimulated and challenged by some of the greatest ideas in the history of human thought. Graduate study in mathematics provides you with advanced knowledge and problem-solving skills, and opens up a number of attractive career opportunities.

Career opportunities

Mathematics develops advanced problem-solving skills and opens up career opportunities in industry or government, computer development, insurance, meteorology, traffic engineering, systems analysis, computer programming, statistics, biometrics or operations research. There is also a demand for mathematics teachers.

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