Mathematical Science

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences


Upgrade your expertise in mathematical sciences with a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from ANU. In this program you can study a variety of courses tailored to your own interests and needs, ranging from pure mathematics to mathematical modelling, computational mathematics and applications of mathematics to many research areas (such as biology, astronomy, physics and environmental sciences), to related disciplines such as statistics, computer science, and econometrics.

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.

Key facts

World-class facilities

Use state-of-the-art facilities such as the National Computational Infrastructure supercomputer. Access more than 10 PB of nationally and internationally significant datasets in the NCI data collections.



As an intern, you will get hands on work experience that will put you ahead of the competition when it’s time to graduate. And did we mention you’ll get credit towards your degree?

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What you will learn

  • Analyse Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces
  • Apply probability theory and matric computations
  • Use Algebraic Topology and Differential Geometry
  • Apply field extensions and Galois Theory
  • Reflect on computational mathematics and Stochastic Analysis
  • Confidently use Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment.
  • Reflect on Functional Analysis, Spectral theory and Applications
  • Design and deliver a science communication project


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).

Areas such as biological sciences and computational science are also becoming increasingly reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. The Master of Mathematical Science will equip you with quantitative skills applicable to these areas and more.

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


Why do our brand new facilities have old-school blackboards?

Our new cyber security building is draped in code. Here in this building straight out of The Matrix, among the best mathematical minds in the country, is a piece of technology found nowhere else on campus.

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Where can maths take you? To Google and beyond

This is the rock-star career of Vijay Boyapati, alumnus of the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute, and it all started at ANU.

Find out where maths can take you

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.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

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

International postgraduate applications

Understand the how to apply steps

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

Domestic postgraduate applications

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