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Mathematics Grad Dip

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The Mathematics Graduate Diploma is designed both for mathematics graduates who are looking to consolidate and expand their understanding of mathematics and for graduates from other backgrounds to introduce them to the main areas of the subject.

This course is available as a free- standing qualification and most students take this course as a pathway to the MSc.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • Flexible study course offering the opportunity to study part-time.
  • Unrivalled facilities in central London with City of London’s financial centre close by.
  • A transitional course providing you with the opportunity to upgrade your degree in Mathematics.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to June.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 120/ECTS 60 

Course intake 5-10 FT, 2-6 PT.

Course leaders Dr Yanki Lekili

Further details

Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Mathematics



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Course detail


The Mathematics Graduate Diploma is a highly flexible academic course that offers you the opportunity to customise your module choices to reflect your study interests.

You must take modules totalling 120 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full- time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to June. If you are studying part- time, your course will take two years to complete.

You will attend eight of the modules currently offered on the undergraduate mathematics course. This may include a limited number of modules taught in other London colleges and modules from the Financial Mathematics course, subject to approval.

Further literature

Course format and assessment


We use lectures and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.


The primary method of assessment for this course is written examinations. You may also be assessed by class tests, essays, assessment reports and oral presentations. The nature of assessment varies by module.


Year 1

You are required to take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120 credits, from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

Level 5 modules

  • Real Analysis (15 credits)
  • Complex Analysis (15 credits)


Level 6 modules

  • Applied Differential Equations (15 credits)
  • Geometry of Surfaces (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Number Theory (15 credits)
  • Classical Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Groups & Symmetries (15 credits)
  • Probability & Statistics II (15 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Fourier Analysis (15 credits)
  • Complex Analysis (15 credits)
  • Galois Theory (15 credits)
  • Topology (15 credits)
  • Special Relativity & Electromagnetism (15 credits)
  • Introductory Quantum Theory (15 credits)
  • Space-Time Geometry & General Relativity (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time (15 credits)
  • Third Year Project (15 credits)
  • Rings & Modules (15 credits)
  • Representation Theory of Finite Groups (15 credits)
  • Numerical & Computational Methods (15 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling (15 credits)
  • Time Series Analysis (15 credits)
  • Statistical Inference (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Probability (15 credits)

Part time students are encouraged to take four modules in each year of their course.

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 that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Maths Grad Dip Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements   Bachelors degree (or international equivalent) with mathematics as a major subject.
International requirements    Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One reference is required, professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 


Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home/EU fees: £6,940 per year (2019/20)
  • Full time overseas fees: £14,200 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £3,470 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time overseas fees: £7,090 per year (2019/20)

 Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

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


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/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week 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.


Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, 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 

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

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 or go on to work in the City. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences. There is also considerable demand for graduates of mathematics in the teaching profession.


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