Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics 24 months Postgraduate Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 501-550QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

35,949 NZDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

15 Nov, 2023Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Mathematics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

A short definition of Mathematics would be “the study of quantities and how they are measured, combined, related, and operated upon”. We use mathematics for practical things like organising the arrival of materials on a building site in order to reduce storage; encrypting and decrypting internet messages; modelling blood flow through a damaged heart; and predicting the break-up of ice floes. These are all mathematics in action – mathematics making a real difference in the world where we live. Mathematics looks at the distribution of prime numbers, the properties of geometric figures, how dependent variables change, and what happens when you add up infinitely many terms. Studying these ideas lays the foundation for using mathematics to solve real-life problems.

Program overview

Main Subject

Mathematics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

A short definition of Mathematics would be “the study of quantities and how they are measured, combined, related, and operated upon”. We use mathematics for practical things like organising the arrival of materials on a building site in order to reduce storage; encrypting and decrypting internet messages; modelling blood flow through a damaged heart; and predicting the break-up of ice floes. These are all mathematics in action – mathematics making a real difference in the world where we live. Mathematics looks at the distribution of prime numbers, the properties of geometric figures, how dependent variables change, and what happens when you add up infinitely many terms. Studying these ideas lays the foundation for using mathematics to solve real-life problems.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

176+
5+
90+
58+
6.5+

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

Every applicant must either:

  • be a graduate with an average grade of at least B for the appropriate 300-level papers, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
An applicant seeking admission to the thesis-only option of the programme (see regulation 2(c) below) on the basis of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science or equivalent must have achieved a grade of at least B+ for the research report, thesis preparation, or dissertation requirement of the qualification concerned.

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

15 Nov 2023
2 Years
Feb

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

7,240 NZD
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International Students

35,949 NZD
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