The spectrum of mathematics stretches from the most fundamental and abstract research, to specific theories supporting new scientific findings, to concrete analyses of the world around us. The UNSW Master of Mathematics program offers intensive, high level training in all those aspects of mathematical sciences. Its flexible structure allows the students to build a program which suits their individual interest best, as its building blocks consist of both components which address the core theory, and components which explore practical solutions to real-world problems.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will equip you with a range of in-demand skills, as well as providing the necessary preparation for further research in mathematics.

Who should choose this degree?

The program is suitable for students who seek to develop their analytic skills through gaining experience in learning how to cope with new concepts, higher levels of abstraction, new techniques and new applications, as demanded by todays employers. The program will also broaden substantially the mathematical knowledge that the students have gained from prior studies, preparing them for further research in mathematics.

Degree Structure

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Entry requirements

To gain entry to this program, students must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Mathematics or a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree with a major in mathematics or statistics;


  • Have sufficient mathematical and/or statistical background, as indicated by an average of 65 or above in level III mathematics and/or statistics university courses.

In addition, students must have permission of the Head of School or Nominee to be admitted into the program.

Prospective international students should note they will need to meet the University's English language requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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