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Overview

Our Mathematics MSci will give you the basis you need in advanced mathematics. In your fourth year you will conduct a large-scale research project, pursuing your own academic interests and refining the skills of advanced academic research. This programme leads to careers where mathematics is used technically, including industrial and academic research and finance.


 

  • Our central location gives you easy access to major libraries and many leading societies, including the London Mathematical Society.
  • Leading centre of research, with 87 per cent of the Department’s research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Wide choice of modules taught by renowned experts.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Improve your career prospects – our graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally in a wide range of professions.

Key information

UCAS code G103

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAA


Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

85% overall

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

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Course detail

Description

We have been teaching mathematics since King’s opened, and the first Professor of Mathematics was appointed in 1830. Since then we have accomplished many things in central areas of pure mathematics and applied mathematics.

This MSci programme contains modules in all branches of mathematics. In pure mathematics, we offer modules in algebra and analysis and also (a particular feature of our programme) in geometry. On the applied side, we offer modules in applicable mathematics and mathematical methods, and also in dynamical systems and probability and statistics, as well as the algebra of symmetry. During your first year you will follow a set course of modules, but in your later years you will have more freedom to choose modules and tailor your degree to suit your interests. The MSci covers more ground than the BSc programme, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject, and, in addition, requires you to undertake a substantial project in your fourth year to develop the skills you will need for further research or the world of work.

Teaching

We will teach you through lectures, supported by tutorials and problem classes. We expect you to actively tackle mathematical problems, and will provide expert support should you encounter any challenges.

Assessment

We will primarily assess you through written examins and occasionally through class tests, essays, assessment reports and oral presentations, depending on the modules you choose.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following modules shown below. King's reviews its modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.


    Eight core modules.


    Required Modules

     

    • Calculus I (15 credits)
    • Linear Methods (15 credits)
    • Numbers and Functions (15 credits)
    • Geometry I (15 credits)
    • Calculus II (15 credits)
    • Introduction to Abstract Algebra (15 credits)
    • Introduction to Dynamical Systems (15 credits)
    • Probability and Statistics I (15 credits)

     

    Optional Modules

    In your first year there are no optional modules.
  • Six core modules, plus two options.


    Required Modules

     

    • Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables (15 credits)
    • Analysis I (15 credits)                     
    • Linear Algebra (15 credits)            
    • Intermediate Dynamics (15 credits)                                                                     
    • Geometry of Surfaces (15 credits)
    • Groups and Symmetries (15 credits)

     

    Optional Modules

     

    Choose two modules from a list of options that typically includes: 

    • Elementary Number Theory (15 credits)
    • Probability and Statistics II (15 credits)                                                               
    • Discrete Mathematics (15 credits)
    • Linear Models and Regression Analysis (15 credits)

    You may have the option of changing to the Mathematics with a year abroad BSc pathway to take your third year studying abroad before returning to complete your final year. This will depend on you reaching a certain grade average and being accepted by a partner university.

     

  • Eight options from a wide range of modules.


    Required Modules

    Choose at least four modules from the following list:
    • Real Analysis II (15 credits)
    • Complex Analysis (15 credits)      
    • Topology (15 credits)          
    • Special Relativity and Electromagnetism (15 credits)  
    • Introductory Quantum Theory (15 credits)
    • Rings and Modules (15 credits)
    • Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time (15 credits)
    • Fourier Analysis (15 credits)         
    • Galois Theory (15 credits)
    • Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time (15 credits)

    Optional Modules

    Choose enough modules to bring your total number of credits to 120 for the year from a wide range of options, which typically include: 

    •           Mathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour (15 credits)      

    •           Numerical and Computational Methods (15 credits)

    •           Theory of Complex Networks (15 credits)

    •           Elementary Number Theory (15 credits) 

    •           Probability and Statistics II (15 credits)   

    •           Discrete Mathematics (15 credits)

    •           Topics in Mathematics (15 credits)          

    •           Mathematics Education and Communication (15 credits)

    •           Space-Time Geometry and General Relativity (15 credits)      

    •           Third Year Project (15 credits)      

    •           Representation Theory of Finite Groups (15 credits)

    •           Mathematical Biology (15 credits)

    •           Linear Models and Regression Analysis (15 credits)

  • Students undertake a substantial project, plus options, the most common of which are listed below.


    Required Modules

    • MSci project (30 credits)

    Optional Modules

     

    Choose enough modules to bring your total number of credits to 120 for the year from a wide range of options, which typically include: 

    •           Real Analysis II (15 credits)          

    •           Complex Analysis  (15 credits)

    •           Topology (15 credits)

    •           Rings and Modules (15 credits)

    •           Lie Groups and Lie Algebras (15 credits)

    •           Metric and Banach Spaces (15 credits)

    •           Manifolds (15 credits)

    •           Advanced Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)

    •           Quantum Field Theory (15 credits)

    •           Probability Theory(15 credits)

    •           Equilibrium Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)

    •           Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)

    •           Elements of Statistical Learning (15 credits)

    •           Galois Theory (15 credits)

    •           Space Time Geometry and General Relativity (15 credits)

    •           Representation Theory of Finite Groups(15 credits)

    •           Algebraic Number Theory (15 credits)

    •           Operator Theory (15 credits)

    •           Fourier Analysis (15 credits)

    •           Algebraic Geometry (15 credits)

    •           Nonlinear Analysis (15 credits)

    •           String Theory and Branes (15 credits)

    •           Advanced General Relativity (15 credits)

    •           Supersymmetry (15 credits)

     

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Career prospects

A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result our graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Many mathematics graduates become statisticians, actuaries, scientists, accountants, and so on. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences or the City. There is also considerable demand for graduates of mathematics in the teaching profession.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:

• Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte

• Graduates in the fashion industry, Lyle & Scott

• Teacher, Harris Academy

• Accounting Associate, Ernst & Young

• Financial Analyst, GE Healthcare

• Mathematical Developer, Oakham

• Audit Assistant, KPMG

• Finance Assistant, Eden Finance

• Management Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

• Project Assistant, HSBC

• Qualify Management Technician, Pacific Life Insurance

• Systems Analyst, QBE

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

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