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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Mathematics

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2023/24

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

This programme has been designed to give you an advanced understanding of mathematics. Choose to specialise in a particular area or study across a range of mathematical topics in pure, applied and statistics.

You will gain a solid foundation for any career requiring a strong mathematical background, including education, finance and engineering. Our graduate seminars and projects let you work closely with experts at the forefront of research and give you the transferrable skills that are invaluable for employment and further studies at PhD level.

You'll be able to enhance your mathematical understanding using computer programming in MATLAB, R, Python and more. The research interests of our staff include: algebra, fluid mechanics, industrial applications of mathematics, theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, statistical mechanics, and data analysis. At Hull, you will be part of a small community of like-minded mathematicians. 

What you'll study

There are three trimesters. During the first two trimesters, you'll study the compulsory modules, and choose four optional modules. For the final trimester, you will work closely with a supervisor on an advanced mathematical project. 

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Advanced Mathematical Project

    In coordination with a supervisor you will choose and study an advanced topic of mathematics.

Compulsory modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Graduate Seminar A

    The graduate seminar allows you to work closely with an academic on a mathematical topic that you are interested in. The module involves regular interactive group discussions, presentations and sharing of knowledge with staff and other students.

  • Graduate Seminar B

    The graduate seminar allows you to work closely with an academic on a mathematical topic that you are interested in. The module involves regular interactive group discussions, presentations and sharing of knowledge with staff and other students.

Optional modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Statistics

    Important contemporary statistical topics are covered including regression and time series. Coverage of mathematical aspects of regression and the normal family of distributions ensures that due mathematical rigour is also provided.

  • Systems Biology

    The module covers an important part of 21st Century applied mathematics. Relevant statistical modelling techniques are also discussed.

  • Asymptotic Methods

    The module lays the foundations for the principled treatment of applied mathematical problems in second semester modules (Applied Complex Analysis and Advanced Fluids) and beyond. Real-world mathematical applications are discussed. The module’s inclusion also means that Hull’s rigorous mathematical traditions are maintained.

  • Graduate Seminar A

    The graduate seminar allows you to work closely with an academic on a mathematical topic that you are interested in. The module involves regular interactive group discussions, presentations and sharing of knowledge with staff and other students.

  • Mathematical Finance

    The module covers an important part of 21st Century applied mathematics. The inclusion of econometric modelling as part of this module ensures a treatment of relevant statistical issues.

  • Applied Complex Analysis

    This is a higher-level module in applied mathematics. Subjects covered in the module underpin applications in 21st century industrial mathematics.

  • Advanced Fluids

    This is a higher level module reflecting specific expertise, and a proud historical tradition, that Hull has in work on fluid dynamics.

  • Graduate Seminar B

    The graduate seminar allows you to work closely with an academic on a mathematical topic that you are interested in. The module involves regular interactive group discussions, presentations and sharing of knowledge with staff and other students.

Fees and funding

  • Home £11,550

UK students can take out a Masters Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2023 entry, they provide up to £12,167 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

  • International £11,550

Please see the terms and conditions for International fees 2022/23

Graduate PGT Scholarship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate PGT Scholarship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Mathematics at Hull is taught by renowned academics whose expertise underpins the modules you study.

Our class sizes are small, and you will be part of a close-knit mathematical community.

From algebra to statistical mechanics and cosmology, our staff are working at the forefront of mathematical research.

Find out more

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a Bachelors Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in mathematics or a related discipline.


In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

International students

Language requirements

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications.

If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Visit your country page to find out more about entry requirements.

Future prospects

The MSc in mathematics from Hull will give you advanced skills in logical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making as well as transferable skills in presentation and group work. These skills are in high demand across many job sectors such as teaching, finance, data analysis and engineering.

The MSc will also prepare you for a PhD which will pave the way towards a career in academia.

 

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