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Mathematics at Leeds

Postgraduate taught degrees

We offer seven MSc courses on a full-time basis taught over 12 months. Each course starts with two semesters of taught modules, examined in January and June. There is then an intensive summer project where a chosen topic in mathematics is studied in depth. We also offer two courses jointly with Leeds University Business School (LUBS) - MSc Financial Mathematics and MSc Actuarial Finance.

We also offer Graduate Diploma courses in 'Mathematics' and 'Financial and Actuarial Mathematics', which can act as pathways onto a number of our MSc courses, for applicants who do not meet the required entry criteria for direct entry.

Our programmes consist of both compulsory and optional modules which provide the opportunity to cover a range of mainstream and advanced topics and innovative methods, selected from the research interests of the School of Mathematics. The choice of modules is dependent on your background, and subject to the agreement of the Course Co-ordinator.

You will have access to first class facilities, including the University Library, with its extensive range of print and online publications and the MAGIC video conferencing room, within the School of Mathematics, that is devoted to teaching graduate students in mathematics across a network of 19 UK universities.

Our Master’s programmes are strongly linked to our research groups which means that you are taught by staff who are actively engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.

Each of these courses provides a pathway to progress on to a wide range of appealing PhD topics and may be combined with a subsequent PhD programme (subject to entry requirements). Across statistics, pure and applied mathematics there is ample scope to pursue a varied range of research topics.

Whether you are looking to pursue a research career in your chosen area of mathematics or to develop the skills which will allow you to excel in industries requiring strong mathematical skills our Masters courses will provide you with an excellent grounding.

Degree courses

Student profile

Sukanya Bhandary

MSc Statistics

"I enjoyed the topics such as Risk Management and Stochastic Modelling because they are really useful in real-life. The other universities I looked at didn’t offer this practical element."