Mathematical Science

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences


Upgrade your mathematical expertise with a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from Australia's leading university.

You can tailor your studies to your own interests and needs, with courses ranging from pure mathematics to mathematical modelling, computational mathematics and applications of mathematics, to many related research areas such as biology, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, environmental science, and econometrics.

The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences is a coursework-based program. If you are looking to incorporate a research project into your studies, consider the Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) also offered by ANU.

Key facts


A Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from the highest-ranked university in Australia will make you an attractive candidate for specialised and senior roles in Australia and across the world.

The degree will enhance your existing abilities and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to help you start a new career, or providing you with cutting-edge tools to advance in your current work or study ambitions. 

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 these areas, as well as critical skills for a career in finance, economics, intelligence or data modelling.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022. 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

ANU professor solves decades-old maths problem

For twenty years, the best alegbraists in the world tried, and failed, to solve a famously difficult problem.

How - and why - did Prof Amnon Neeman do it?
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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Hanna Neumann Building

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

A smiling man in front of a mountain

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

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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