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Master of Mathematical Sciences

Overview

In our increasingly technological world the study of mathematics is vital to future developments and discoveries. A foundation in this area will enable you to apply logic and quantitative reasoning to a vast array of situations, changing the way you think about your surroundings and how things work.

The new Master of Mathematical Sciences degree was designed to give you thorough internationally competitive training in mathematics. It will also assist you if you wish to transition from undergraduate studies to research in mathematical sciences in the future.

The skills you will acquire while studying mathematics are highly transferable making you a desirable graduate with a plethora of career options. With your high-level cognition, you could work in areas like science, finance, engineering, medicine or technology.

Undergraduate students from the University of Sydney wishing to undertake the Master of Mathematical Sciences are expected to have studied a major in either mathematics, statistics, financial mathematics and statistics, or data science as part of their undergraduate degree.

Become a leader in the field of mathematics and statistics with the Master of Mathematical Sciences. 

The degree will provide thorough training in the mathematical sciences for students who wish to transition from undergraduate studies to research in the mathematical sciences and provide a solid foundation for PhD studies.

Subject areas

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

The focus of this course can be in Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Mathematics and Statistics or Data Science.

To qualify for the Master of Mathematical Sciences you must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:

  • up to 24 credit points of 3000 level electives 
  • up to 48 credit points of 4000 level electives 
  • 12 credit points of 5000 electives 
  • 24 credit points of research core project

Sample course progression

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Mathematical Computing Financial Mathematics
Analysis A Analysis B
Applied Statistics A Applied Statistics B
Measure Theory A Measure Theory B
Year 2
Geometry A Geometry B
Probability A Probability B
Mathematics Research Project Mathematics Research Project

Units of Study

Admission requirement

Admission to the Master of Mathematical Sciences requires:

  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification, including completion of at least 24 credit points of mathematical sciences units at 3000-level with at least a distinction average over these mathematical sciences units, and
  • satisfaction of English language requirements.
Career pathways & prospects

Career Pathways

Upon completion of the Master of Mathematical Sciences, a wide range of career options are available to you. You may wish to pursue a career in business as:

  • financial analyst
  • market analyst
  • quantitative analyst in banking.

You could also pursue a career as a:

  • game designer
  • energy forecaster
  • data scientist
  • meteorologist
  • economic modeller
  • web analyst
  • teacher.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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