- To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is a project chosen by you to investigate a challenging mathematical problem, where you will investigate the background to the project; identify relevant mathematical methodology, formulate and implement an appropriate analysis plan, present your work orally and in a dissertation.
- Your project should demonstrate a clear and explicit grasp and understanding of the foundations and context of the ideas and show your incentive in action, both in terms of a creative framing of the work and the depth and breadth of background investigations. The project will integrate the subject knowledge and generic skills that you will acquire during your Masters.
- We offer a wide range of projects, and each student is allocated an individual project. We take your preferences into account when we allocate the projects.
- You will also have the opportunity to propose your own project, subject to academic approval.
Please find below some example projects:
- Quantum Spin Chains.
- The Representation Theory of the Symmetric Group.
- The Steenrod algebra and its dual.
- Galois theory of commutative rings.
- Local Frobenius algebras.
- Leibniz algebras.
- Monodromy and Isomonodromy: solutions of linear ODEs in the large.
- Frobenius manifolds.
- Mathematical modelling of pressure changes in the brain.
- Reciprocity in number theory.
- Discrete Integrable equations
- Cardiovascular flow.
Furthermore for students hoping to continue into research, we have seven major research groups:
Applied Maths research:
- Continuum Mechanics
- Fluid Dynamics & Magnetohydrodynamics
- Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems
- Integrable Systems and Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical Biology
Pure Maths research:
Most MSc students choose projects offered by these groups, giving them an opportunity to go on to PhD study. You can find details of our research here.