Master of Mathematical Sciences

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 answers 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.

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Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM260
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent in mathematical sciences or related background within FOE codes: 010100 Mathematical Sciences, 010101 Mathematics, 010103 Statistics,with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $37,500

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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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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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

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Actuary;  Meteorologist;  Banker;  Bioinformatics;  Business Data Analyst;  Commodities or Futures Trader;  Data Analyst;  Financial Analyst;  Telecommunications Analyst

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Level I

Semester I

  • Group B or C Elective
  • Group B or C Elective
  • Group B or C Elective
  • Group B or C Elective

Semester II

  • Group C Elective
  • Group C Elective
  • Group C Elective
  • Group C Elective
Level II

Semester I

  • Group C Elective
  • Group C Elective
  • Project Part 1 Course
  • Project Part 2 Course

Semester II

  • Group C Elective
  • Group C Elective
  • Project Part 3 Course
  • Project Part 4 Course

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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023