School of Mathematics

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Through our MSc programmes you will develop a wide range of applicable mathematical, statistical, computing and personal skills, leading to exciting careers or further study.

Martingale Foundation Scholarships

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We are delighted to announce that we are one of the Martingale Foundation's newest university partners. The Martingale Foundation helps provide access to postgraduate mathematics study for UK students facing financial barriers by offering fully-funded MSc and PhD programmes. 

Applications are made via the Martingale Foundation website and are now open for any of our MSc programmes in the areas of Computational Applied Mathematics, Operational Research or Statistics. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 25 October 2023.


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Opportunities to find out more about student life and postgraduate study in mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

Support during your MSc

There are various avenues of support available in the School to help you succeed in your studies.

Computational Applied Mathematics

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The Computational Applied Mathematics MSc programme trains a new generation of applied mathematicians with strong expertise in computational and data-driven methods.

Financial Mathematics

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These MSc programmes deliver a high quality training in the theory of financial mathematics with a strong emphasis on computational methods and optimization techniques.

Operational Research

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The School of Mathematics offers a number of MSc Programmes in Operational Research, using mathematical techniques to tackle real-life decision problems.


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We offer two MSc programmes in Statistics within the School of Mathematics, providing training in this important area which is growing in demand.

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