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Postgraduate Mathematics at the University of Leicester

The Department of Mathematics undertakes research, training and postgraduate teaching in the study of finance, risk management, dynamical systems, computational modelling, actuarial science, data analysis, algebra, topology and associated fields. With an established global reputation for research and academic excellence, the Department provides a stimulating academic environment where students from around the world engage in problem solving, develop their knowledge and skills, and contribute to a wider understanding of their subject area. Postgraduate students are an integral part of the academic life of the Department, with over 40 postgraduate research students, 80 postgraduate taught students and in excess of 100 students studying by distance learning.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

If you already have an undergraduate degree, the next level up is a Masters Degree (MSc), which is typically called a Postgraduate Degree. You may see the term 'Postgraduate Taught' or PGT used to distinguish this from a Research Degree (see below). A Masters Degree will often require one year of full-time study but some courses can be studied part-time by distance learning over a longer period. We offer numerous postgraduate taught courses.

Next Step: Find out more about our MSc in Actuarial Science

Next Step: Find out more about our MSc in Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

Next Step: Find out more about our MSc in Financial Mathematics and Computation

Next Step: Find out more about our MSc in Data Analysis in Business Intelligence programme

Next Step: Find out more about our Pre-masters Diploma

Next Step: Find out about our part-time distance learning postgraduate programmes


Postgraduate Research

The highest level of degree is a PhD which may also be called a Research Degree or a Doctorate. Rather than studying on a particular course, a Research Degree involves very detailed study into a specific topic under the watchful eye of a leading mathematician research expertise in that field. The term 'Postgraduate Research' or PGR may also be used to distinguish this from a Masters Degree (see above).

Next step: Find out more about Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Contact details

Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)116 229 7407

Campus Based Courses

Undergraduate: mathsug@le.ac.uk
Postgraduate Taught: mathspg@le.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research: pgrmaths@le.ac.uk

Distance Learning Course  

Actuarial Science:

DL Study


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