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Complex Systems Modelling MSc

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Complex Systems Modelling MSc - from Biomedical & Natural to Economic & Social Sciences course will teach you to apply mathematical techniques in the rapidly developing and exciting interdisciplinary field of complex systems and examine how they apply to a variety of areas including biomedicine, nature, economics and social sciences. This research-led course is suitable for graduates who wish to work in research and development in an academic or industrial environment.

Key benefits

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2020).
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
  • You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of complex systems modelling.
  • Research-led study course taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.

Base campuses

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15-credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.

During your work on the MSc Project you will have regular meetings with your project supervisor, but you are expected to spend the majority of your time in self-study to complete the project.

Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Essays
  • Practical Examinations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Reports
  • Class Tests
  • Projects

The nature of assessment varies by module.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Theory of Complex Networks (15 credits)
Research Methods & Advanced Topics in Complex Systems (15 credits)
Equilibrium Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)
Foundations for Complex Systems Modelling & Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non- Equilibrium Systems (0 credits)

Optional modules

In addition, you are required to take at least two of the following modules:

Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)
Mathematical Biology (15 credits)
Elements of Statistical Learning (15 credits)
Mathematical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics (15 credits)

And at most 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

Bio & Nanomaterials in the Virtual Lab (15 credits)
Modelling Quantum Many-body Systems (15 credits)
Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics (15 credits)
Probability Theory (15 credits)
Risk-Neutral Valuation: Pricing and Hedging Derivatives (15 credits)
Financial Markets (15 credits)
Stochastic Analysis (15 credits)
Statistics in Finance (15 credits)
Numerical & Computational Methods (15 credits)
Interest Rates and Credit Risk (15 credits)
Incomplete Markets (15 credits)
C++ for Financial Mathematics (15 credits)
Exotic Derivatives (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
Econophysics (15 credits)
Optimisation in Finance and Data Analysis (15 credits)
Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Management consultancy
  • Biotechnology
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Financial and re-insurance sectors
  • Smart cities and urban policy
  • Energy and environment
  • Science of materials and engineering
  • Software development
  • Internet of things
  • Cybersecurity and defence
  • Entertainment and serious gaming
  • Research

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £10,500 per year (2021/22)

Part time: £5,250 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: £23,460 per year (2021/22)

Part time: £11,730 per year (2021/22)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

Base campuses

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15-credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.

During your work on the MSc Project you will have regular meetings with your project supervisor, but you are expected to spend the majority of your time in self-study to complete the project.

Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Essays
  • Practical Examinations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Reports
  • Class Tests
  • Projects

The nature of assessment varies by module.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Theory of Complex Networks (15 credits)
Research Methods & Advanced Topics in Complex Systems (15 credits)
Equilibrium Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)
Foundations for Complex Systems Modelling & Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non- Equilibrium Systems (0 credits)

Optional modules

In addition, you are required to take at least two of the following modules:

Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems (15 credits)
Mathematical Biology (15 credits)
Elements of Statistical Learning (15 credits)
Mathematical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics (15 credits)

And at most 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

Bio & Nanomaterials in the Virtual Lab (15 credits)
Modelling Quantum Many-body Systems (15 credits)
Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics (15 credits)
Probability Theory (15 credits)
Risk-Neutral Valuation: Pricing and Hedging Derivatives (15 credits)
Financial Markets (15 credits)
Stochastic Analysis (15 credits)
Statistics in Finance (15 credits)
Numerical & Computational Methods (15 credits)
Interest Rates and Credit Risk (15 credits)
Incomplete Markets (15 credits)
C++ for Financial Mathematics (15 credits)
Exotic Derivatives (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
Econophysics (15 credits)
Optimisation in Finance and Data Analysis (15 credits)
Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Management consultancy
  • Biotechnology
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Financial and re-insurance sectors
  • Smart cities and urban policy
  • Energy and environment
  • Science of materials and engineering
  • Software development
  • Internet of things
  • Cybersecurity and defence
  • Entertainment and serious gaming
  • Research

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £10,500 per year (2021/22)

Part time: £5,250 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: £23,460 per year (2021/22)

Part time: £11,730 per year (2021/22)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 26th March 2021. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

For programmes that remain open beyond this date, the final application deadlines for the following fee statuses are listed below:

EU or overseas (international) fee status: 30th July 2021

Home fee status: 27th August 2021

Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in March, and we are unable to process more offers as places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

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