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, Number Theory and Theoretical Physics, 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.
If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete. You will study optional modules in your first year, and a further selection of optional modules and the 60-credit project module in your second year.
King’s is also a member of the University of London and by arrangement, you can enrol in optional modules at other institutions within the University of London, which includes Birkbeck, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, University College London and many others.
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, 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 work.
The primary method of assessment for this degree is written examination. You may also be assessed by essays, practical examination, oral presentation, reports, class tests and projects. The nature of assessment varies by module.