Skip to main content

Complex Systems Modelling MSc

Loading...

The Complex Systems Modelling – from Biomedical & Natural to Economic & Social Sciences MSc 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 2021)
  • 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.
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.

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

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Class tests
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Quizzes

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)

Other supporting module:

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:

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)
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 and Computational Methods in Finance (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)
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.

Employability

Graduates from this course go on to work in areas including:

  • 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: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £24,660 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £12,330 per year (2022/23)

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 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three 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

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Class tests
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Quizzes

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)

Other supporting module:

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:

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)
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 and Computational Methods in Finance (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)
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.

Employability

Graduates from this course go on to work in areas including:

  • 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: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £5,520 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £24,660 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £12,330 per year (2022/23)

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 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three 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

Loading...

Open days and events

Chat with current students and King's staff to find out about the courses we offer, life at King's and ask any questions you may have.

Explore more

SSA bedroom refurbished 1

Accommodation

Discover your accommodation options and explore our residences.