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 “pure” components which address the core theory, and “applied” 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 today’s 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.

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Career opportunities

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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; and 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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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