Applied Mathematics (MSc) at University of Dundee - UCAS

Course summary

Using applied mathematics, research and specialist software, you will solve real world problems arising in sectors such as finance, energy, engineering, biomedical research, scientific research and the pharmaceutical industry. From solving problems laying pipe systems in our oceans, optimising a portfolio of Wall Street stocks or understanding the hidden dynamics of diseases like cancer or diabetes, mathematics plays a role in solving practical problems in a wide range of industries. You will be able to choose from a variety of modules focused on a number of applied mathematics directions (specialised towards biology, medicine, ecology, economics and finance), allowing you to shape your study and expand your perspective. Our weekly Mathematics Seminar Programme allows you to hear from renowned scientists covering everything from mathematical biology to numerical analysis and scientific computing. Involving specialist mathematical software programs, you will develop programmes and computational frameworks to solve mathematical models that arise from areas such as fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, optimisation and finance. Our department is relatively small, with an excellent staff/student ratio, allowing us to get to know you on a personal level.


Typical modules include: dynamical systems; computational modelling; statistics and stochastic models; inverse problems; mathematical oncology; mathematical ecology and epidemiology; mathematical physiology; fluid dynamics; optimisation in finance and energy; personal transferable skills.

Assessment method

Assessment is via a mix of open book continual assessment and closed book examinations, with a substantial project completed over the summer.

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 Honours BSc or above (or a suitable qualification) in a relevant mathematical discipline.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023/4 are yet to be confirmed.
Applied Mathematics (MSc) at University of Dundee - UCAS