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Mathematics MSc

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The Mathematics MSc is a wide-ranging course mainly drawing on modules from Pure Mathematics with additional options to study elements of applied mathematics such as Theoretical Physics, Complex Systems and Financial Mathematics. The course is suitable for graduates who wish to pursue an advanced mathematical study pathway with the intention of studying at a PhD level in a mathematical discipline later on.

Key benefits

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2021)
  • Research-led university where you'll be taught by world-leading experts.
  • Unrivalled facilities in central London.
  • King’s is a member of the London Graduate School which provides advanced courses for students who wish to push beyond the MSc core syllabus.

The Mathematics MSc course offers you the choice to study either full or part-time, taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from a research project and dissertation. You will explore mathematical areas including Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Number Theory, and there are opportunities to explore a broad range of additional modules, allowing you the freedom to develop a study pathway that reflects your interests – see the course structure for full details of available modules. You will complete the course in one year, from September to September. King’s is also a member of the University of London and by arrangement, you can enroll in optional modules at other institutions within the University of London, which includes University College London, Queen Mary and others.

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

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

Structure

Required modules

MSc Mathematics Project (60 credits)

The topic chosen for the project should be in Pure Mathematics.

In addition, you are required to take at least 75 credits from a prescribed list of modules, which may typically include:

Advanced Algebra (15 credits)
Lie Groups & Lie Algebras
Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces (15 credits)
Manifolds (15 credits)
Galois Theory (15 credits)
Geometric Topology (15 credits)
Algebraic Number Theory (15 credits)
Operators on Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces (15 credits)
Fourier Analysis (15 credits)
Algebraic Geometry (15 credits)

Optional modules

Optional modules should be selected to bring the total of credits to 180. Subject to the approval of the Programme Director, modules can be selected from:

- The prescribed list of required modules - Level 6 modules in Pure Mathematics from within the Mathematics Department (max 30 credits) - Intercollegiate level 7 Mathematics modules at another University of London College excluding Birkbeck and LSE (max 30 credits) - Modules from the MSc Complex Systems Modelling, MSc Theoretical Physics or MSc Financial Mathematics (max 45 credits)* *Note that any modules taken at other University of London institutions in the areas of Complex Systems, Financial Mathematics or Theoretical Physics count towards this total of modules.

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

Our graduates have since found employment with Barclays Bank, Kinetic Partners, Lloyds Banking Group and Sapient.

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

The Mathematics MSc course offers you the choice to study either full or part-time, taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from a research project and dissertation. You will explore mathematical areas including Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Number Theory, and there are opportunities to explore a broad range of additional modules, allowing you the freedom to develop a study pathway that reflects your interests – see the course structure for full details of available modules. You will complete the course in one year, from September to September. King’s is also a member of the University of London and by arrangement, you can enroll in optional modules at other institutions within the University of London, which includes University College London, Queen Mary and others.

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

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

Structure

Required modules

MSc Mathematics Project (60 credits)

The topic chosen for the project should be in Pure Mathematics.

In addition, you are required to take at least 75 credits from a prescribed list of modules, which may typically include:

Advanced Algebra (15 credits)
Lie Groups & Lie Algebras
Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces (15 credits)
Manifolds (15 credits)
Galois Theory (15 credits)
Geometric Topology (15 credits)
Algebraic Number Theory (15 credits)
Operators on Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces (15 credits)
Fourier Analysis (15 credits)
Algebraic Geometry (15 credits)

Optional modules

Optional modules should be selected to bring the total of credits to 180. Subject to the approval of the Programme Director, modules can be selected from:

- The prescribed list of required modules - Level 6 modules in Pure Mathematics from within the Mathematics Department (max 30 credits) - Intercollegiate level 7 Mathematics modules at another University of London College excluding Birkbeck and LSE (max 30 credits) - Modules from the MSc Complex Systems Modelling, MSc Theoretical Physics or MSc Financial Mathematics (max 45 credits)* *Note that any modules taken at other University of London institutions in the areas of Complex Systems, Financial Mathematics or Theoretical Physics count towards this total of modules.

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

Our graduates have since found employment with Barclays Bank, Kinetic Partners, Lloyds Banking Group and Sapient.

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

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