Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)


A Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) will upgrade your broad skills in the mathematical sciences, while allowing you to develop your own area of expertise. 

You will learn from academics active at the very cutting edge of mathematics research, and graduate with a degree from Australia's national university, internationally renowned for excellence in mathematical education.

You can tailor the Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) to meet your particular study needs and research interests. Choose from subject areas including pure mathematics, mathematical modelling, bioinformatics, fractal geometry and applications to digital imaging, number theory and cryptography, scientific and industrial modelling, computational mathematics, and applications of mathematics.

You can also pursue study in related disciplines such as statistics, computer science, financial mathematics and econometrics, physics, and the biological sciences.

The program incorporates a year-long research project which you will complete under the supervision of one of our leading researchers. If you are looking for a coursework-only program, consider the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences also offered by ANU.

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2022) in Australia

  • World-class facilities

  • Study part time or full time

  • Semester 1 & 2 intake

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)



Shuaige Qiao

“My favourite thing is the flexibility of choosing courses. If you just went to lectures and exams every semester it would be boring. You need to try other ways to learn, like reading courses or courses in special topics, which only have five or six students, so you can talk to your teacher."

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Jiannan Yang

"There were some courses I knew would be challenging before I enrolled in them, but one of those, called Analysis 2, ended up being a favourite of mine. The pace of learning and the problems set for us were appropriate for what we were learning. This course really boosted my confidence from the very first semester."


A Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is a stepping stone to further academic research, such as for a PhD.

The degree will also make you highly employable in Australia and across the world in fields including:

  • Statistics
  • Financial, computer, environmental and/or industrial modelling
  • Research and analysis
  • Science communication
  • Lecturing, teaching and education.

Roles our graduates hold include Associate, Quantitative Applications Division at Macquarie Group; Lecturer, Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia); and Visiting Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management (USA).

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Learning experience

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Professor Amnon Neeman. Photo: Jamie Kidston/ANU

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Dr Xia Hua
Dr Xia Hua

How a frog-loving maths-hater became a mathematician

Dr Xia Hua is a mathematical biologist at ANU, specialising in evolutionary theory. Find out how she learned to love maths - thanks to frogs.

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There's a code built into the ANU maths building - can you crack it?

“People solve Sudoku or crosswords or cryptograms for fun and, in some ways, the skills you need to solve those puzzles are the exact skills that you need as a classical cryptographer.”

Find out more about cryptography at ANU

Fees & scholarships


Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

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Dr Anand Deopurkar

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Anand is an algebraic geometer with broad interests. He is a graduate of Harvard and MIT, and is interested in classical algebraic geometry, enumerative geometry, deformation theory, algebraic stacks, derived categories, among other things.

How to apply

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Visit the domestic postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

Domestic postgraduate applications

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the international postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

International postgraduate applications

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