Key information

Start date: October 2017
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Course Director
Dr Ryan Barnett

Closes to applications on 30 June 2017
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This course offers excellent training in advanced pure and applied mathematics, together with a range of more specialised options, equipping students with a range of mathematical skills in problem solving, project work and presentation.

This course will provide you with outstanding training in many different aspects of Applied Mathematics.

We offer a great variety of courses with depth of instruction, small classes and a substantial research project.

The skill set obtained during the Applied Mathematics MSc programme is highly transferable, which opens opportunities for a career in industry or for further advanced study in diverse areas ranging from engineering and physics to finance.

The very broad choice of modules available covers all areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, reflecting the research interests of the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics section of the Department of Mathematics.


Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

The following lists is a guide to the modules available.



  • Fluid Dynamics 1
  • Fluid Dynamics 2
  • Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Hydrodynamic Stability
  • Vortex Dynamics
  • Asymptotic Analysis


  • Geometric Mechanics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Bifurcation Theory
  • Dynamics, Symmetry and Integrability
  • Ergodic Theory
  • Advanced Dynamical Systems
  • Dynamics of Games
  • Introduction to Riemann Surfaces and Conformal Dynamics


  • Inference, Control and Driving in Natural Systems
  • Mathematical Biology


  • Mathematical Finance: An Introduction to Option Pricing

Mathematical Physics

  • Theory of Complex Systems
  • Mathematical Physics 1: Quantum Mechanics
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Special Relativity and Electromagnetism
  • Tensor Calculus and General Relativity
  • Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Partial Differential Equations
  • Applied Functional Analysis 

Numerical Analysis/Computation

  • Computational Stochastic Processes
  • Finite Elements: Numerical Analysis and Implementation
  • Computational Partial Differential Equations 1
  • Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Computational Linear Algebra
  • Scientific Computation

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
Full-time £9,250
Part-time £4,625 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry
Full-time £24,500
Part-time £12,250 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.


We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.


We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.


Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or a related subject, such as engineering or physics.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further information

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