Master of Mathematical Sciences

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM197
CRICOS 092240M

Excel in mathematics  

Mathematics is both a logical and creative pursuit. It drives human progress, with millions of industries around the world depending on mathematical scientists.

Our Master of Mathematical Sciences is an intensive degree designed for students with backgrounds in related study areas.

What will you do?

  • Develop advanced research skills as you learn from award-winning academics in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Take your mathematical knowledge to an advanced level through a major of your choice.

Majors are available in:

  • Applied Mathematics—use mathematical techniques to answer questions about the world around us. These might come in the form of insights, explanations, solutions or predictions.
  • Pure Mathematics—study abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology.
  • Statistics—Solve real-world problems through the collection, analysis and modelling of data.

Where could it take you?

Our maths graduates go on to all sorts of fascinating careers in technology-led industries. You could help build business start-ups as a data scientist or enter the growing field of gaming design and performance analysis. You might be an actuary, applying probability and statistics to insurance and banking. Perhaps you’ll take your research to the next level in academia.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3CM197
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

    Degree must include at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level I and at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level II or equivalent.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM197

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 092240M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0. Degree must include at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level I and at least 6 units of mathematical sciences at Level II or equivalent.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $29,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates have the flexibility and portability to work across a wide variety of industries in analytical and consulting positions. Mathematicians also make great managers and CEOs due to their excellent problem-solving skills.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Actuary, Banker, Internet Commerce Worker, Meteorologist, Bioinformatics, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Computer Programmer, Data Analyst, Economic Researcher, Project Manager, Financial Analyst, Statistician, Telecommunications Analyst

  • Degree Structure

    Students specialise in one of the three disciplines or may choose a broader selection of courses tailored to their particular interests. The 48 unit program includes a research project of 15 units in one of the three disciplines. The remaining 33 units consist of approved coursework.



    Academic Program Rules

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018