The Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) enables you to upgrade your expertise in the mathematical sciences, either as a route to further, or to upgrade your quantitative skills in areas that are rapidly becoming more reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences, such as the biological and computational sciences.
You can take a variety of courses ranging from pure mathematics to mathematical modelling, computational mathematics and applications of mathematics, as well as courses in related disciplines such as statistics, computer science, financial mathematics and econometrics. The program can be tailored to your interests and needs as much as possible.
ANU has been ranked Australia’s best university for mathematics teaching and research. You will explore how to conduct research into modern mathematics, and applied contexts, such as health, information technology and economics.
#3 in Australia and #39 in the world for Mathematics (QS 2020)
Study part time or full time
Semester 1 & 2 intake
Advanced option available
Prior learning recognised
What you'll learn
You will choose from a variety of courses and have the flexibility to pursue interests that suit your needs. You can study topics covering 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 study mathematics as it relates to disciplines like statistical biological science, computer science, finance, and econometrics.
This two year degree program balances coursework studies alongside a significant research project supervised by an academic, and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD.
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Mathematical Sciences careers
Graduating from the Master of Mathematical Sciences will make you highly employable. The degree will enhance your existing abilities and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to retrain for a new career, or provide you with new tools and insight into your work or study ambitions.
As a graduate, you will be an attractive candidate for specialised and senior roles in Australia and across the world including:
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).
According to the Australian Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Science Survey, more than 80 per cent of people reported needing maths skills. Over half used science skills in their jobs. Areas such as biological sciences and computational science are becoming increasingly reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. The Master of Mathematical Science will equip you with quantitative skills in this areas, as well as act as a pathway to a PhD.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.
There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.