Over 30 members of academic staff work across a variety of research interests in both pure and applied mathematics, to develop new ways of thinking and learning, and continually strengthen research within the department.
The principles of mathematical science often form 'unseen' parts of our everyday lives and apply to many aspects of the modern world. Mathematics is a key driver in advancing many areas within Science and Technology, making continued research both impactful and exciting.
The Department’s strength in research excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework results (2014) where 87% of the Department’s research was classed as internationally recognised and 10% as world-leading.
Research students within the department enjoy a vibrant community to learn in and also benefit from a range of resources to support their work as well as the opportunity to undertake training in lecturing and tutoring.
With the support and expertise of well-respected academics, and a rich, innovative environment in which to study, postgraduate research students in the Mathematical Sciences department have one task; to further the development of mathematics and its applications through cutting-edge research.
The Mathematical Sciences programme is offered by the Loughborough University.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
For more information please visit the programme website.
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Our entry requirements are usually based on a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or the overseas equivalent) in a related subject area.
You do not need to submit a detailed research proposal with your application, but please indicate which area of research you wish to pursue and/or names of staff members you are interested in working with.
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