School of Mathematics

Student experience

Our students and graduates share their experience of studying the Computational Applied Mathematics MSc programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Student blogs

Visit our student blog, "Blogarithms", to learn about what life is like as a maths MSc student here in Edinburgh! Our student bloggers come from all over the world, and study a variety of mathematics MSc programmes.

University of Edinburgh Blogarithms

Graduate testimonials

Image of Wenhui, a Computational Applied Mathematics MSc graduate.

The CAM MSc involves a dynamic academic environment with a breadth of research directions involving mathematical research and the emphasis on programming with corresponding algorithms and numerical methods. The construction of a theoretical basis concerning computer science and the application of computational skills to mathematical theory is well-balanced in the programme. The CAM MSc provided well-designed curriculums and enabled me to acquire critical insights into mathematical theory and learn frontier problem-solving techniques in multidisciplinary fields. The programme also walked me through the whole process of academic research with extensive resources and offered access to a wide range of talks and seminars delivered by distinguished researchers. Beyond that, the extraordinary range of opportunities gave my own initiative to determine my student life. The most precious thing throughout the whole year of study, in my opinion, is the way course conveyors direct your own learning and thinking. I was strongly supported as the faculty at the university was very helpful and engaged, whose passion for the subject, open-mindedness, and level of expertise guided me to ask right questions and inspired me to look for answers that stood up to scrutiny. They serve as knowledgeable mentors genuinely interested in the area they teach. I appreciate the mentoring, especially Dr. James Maddison’s supervision for my dissertation, which gave me space for personal growth and exploration while receiving a high quality of guidance in each step. At the end of my study here, I have the self-belief to be whoever I want to be and feel confident and excited about my future. Overall, being a student of the CAM MSc has been a very different, rewarding, and eye-opening experience.