Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic MSc
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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: 12 months Full Time
Entry requirements: The entry requirement to the programmes is normally a good honours degree in mathematics or a mathematically-related discipline or an equivalent overseas qualification in a mathematical subject.
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This one year taught postgraduate programme leads to the degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic.
There is a main pathway (leading to a degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics) and a pathway in mathematical logic (leading to a degree of MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic).
The programme is suitable not only for students who wish to improve their background knowledge prior to applying to undertake a PhD by research, but also for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of postgraduate-level abstract mathematics.
The MSc comprises of the taught component, running from the start of the academic year in September until the end of the second semester in late Spring, followed by the dissertation component running from June until September.
During the taught component of the course, you will normally take six units together with a research skills and project unit. You may choose exclusively pure topics, or mainly logic modules with a few pure modules.
Alternatively, students can choose a mixture of the two. For the mathematical logic pathway, you would do the logic modules together with a project on a topic from logic. In the research skills and project unit you will first complete a mini-project to improve mathematical writing skills, and then undertake a project. The project is normally an expository account of a piece of mathematics and you will write this under the guidance of a supervisor. The taught component comprises of conventional lectures supported by examples classes, project work and independent learning via reading material.
After successfully completing the taught component, you will prepare a dissertation on an advanced topic in pure mathematics or mathematical logic, normally of current or recent research interest, chosen in consultation with your supervisor.
For the logic pathway, the dissertation must be in a logic related topic.
You can also take the programme part-time, over a period of two years. There is some flexibility in the precise arrangements for this programme, but you would normally attend two lecture courses each semester for three semesters before commencing work on your dissertation.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
International students (per annum): £18,500
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,500
International students (per annum): £9,250
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Information about scholarships can be found at: http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/#Tab5
Scholarships are available for this programme.