Mathematics is a fascinating and exciting subject. It is the language of modern business and commerce, engineering, science and technology and is as old as mankind. At Liverpool Hope, you will develop a passion and enthusiasm for mathematics and its applications. Mathematics encompasses many analytical and numerical methods that are used to solve scientific and industrial problems.
The MSc at Liverpool Hope has been designed to develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and has project work at its core. Mathematicians are needed in all areas of science and industry, and the skills they bring to those working environments can be invaluable.
You will have the chance to work on your own project with guidance and support from experts in their respective fields. You will learn the skills necessary to be an efficient mathematician in industry and in academia. As well as learning these skills, you will also be taught a variety of mathematical topics from the familiar such as numerical methods and mathematical modelling, to the perhaps more unfamiliar such as cyber security and fractal geometry.
The curriculum is split up into three 60 credit courses – Core Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, and Mathematical Project. Core and Additional will run in terms 1 and 2, with the Mathematics Project running in the third term.
The programme will cover a range of taught topics, and will cover topics such as:
The design of the course is such that you will be exposed to a variety of different topics and skills which employers are looking for.
Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examination. The ethos within the department is to foster enthusiasm for mathematics and so assessment is largely through project work, giving you the opportunity to explore the subject area and focus on those specific topics that capture your interest. The project entails research as well as delving deeper into mathematics by utilising the ideas developed during the programme of study.
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Mathematics or a relevant discipline. You should have a keen interest in the subject and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.
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The course team at Liverpool Hope is a small and enthusiastic team of lecturers who have a passion for mathematics. For several years, they have delivered high quality undergraduate teaching in an innovative and exciting way. So much so that the course was rated highly by its students in the National Student Survey, and also appears high up in a variety of league tables, showing the quality of the teaching and support that is given at Liverpool Hope.
The department hosts a vast array of computer equipment and has five dedicated labs of PCs within the department. The equipment is updated on a regular basis and the software is always current. You will get the chance to use software such as Matlab and SPSS, and also have access to R and C programming software.
In the last departmental review, the mathematics team were commended for the quality of their teaching
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.
An MSc in Mathematics is seen as an essential prerequisite for entry onto any research based degree such as PhD or MPhil.
The mathematics programmes currently being delivered have always been highly rated in the National Student Survey and League Tables. The employability rate of our graduates has always been high, with over 90% of our recent graduates being in graduate level employment within 6 months of graduation.
Being a small department means that you get to know us quickly, and we get to know you. This enables us to support you in a way that the larger universities may not be able to. The department prides itself on excellent teaching quality recognised by a recent independent review, which specifically identified approachable staff providing close academic support.
The department has also been rated highly in the latest research excellence framework (REF2014) in which 100% of our outputs were rated as either internationally excellent or internationally recognised.