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.

Covid-19 updates

We currently plan to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching for the academic year starting in September 2021. We are monitoring government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we will adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes. Based on current information we expect some physical distancing measures are very likely to still apply when the academic year starts in September 2021. Please see the University's Coronavirus updates for key information, guidance and advice.

School of Mathematics Postgraduate Funding

We are delighted to announce that School of Mathematics postgraduate funding will be available for outstanding applicants wishing to start an MSc in 2021. Please visit the "Fees and financial aid" page of your chosen MSc programme for more details.


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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.

Applied Mathematics

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The Computational Applied Mathematics MSc programme is designed to train the next generation of applied mathematicians with a focus on computational 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.