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Mathematics, MPhil/PhD

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The department is home to many internationally renowned mathematicians. The Mathematics students at University College London (UCL) go on to pursue successful careers in a variety of settings, primarily as postdoctoral researchers or in the world of finance. Excellent networking opportunities are provided by our central London location and close research links to other London universities.

General areas of expertise in pure mathematics include analysis, geometry, number theory and topology. 

In applied mathematics key areas of activity include fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling, mathematical physics, applied and numerical analysis and financial mathematics.

Careers

Recent graduates have taken up academic posts at universities such as UCL, Michigan, Sheffield, Mexico, Kyoto, California State; others have joined the financial services industry with companies such as Barclays Capital, Schroders, Deloitte, ABN Amro and J. P. Morgan; and others have become mathematics teachers and computer programmers. Some students have summer secondments, with two recent ones at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Employability

Many students go on to careers in financial services in the City; many others proceed to postdoctoral research and academic careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Applied mathematics
  • Pure mathematics

English Language Requirements

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    92

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    6.5

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    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

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).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Where possible, candidates are always interviewed. For overseas candidates there will be an alternative interview by telephone or Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22080 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Overseas: £11,060 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

For MPhil/PhD research at least two EPSRC doctoral training awards are normally offered each year. Around five PhD teaching assistantships are also available each year. In addition, there are UCL Graduate Research Scholarships and Overseas Research Scholarships, and departmental scholarships for which applicants are automatically considered on accepting an offer of a place.

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