MSc Courses

MSc courses at Oxford

We offer five different MSc courses in a range of subject areas - you can find out more about each individual MSc by clicking on the associated image. MSc courses are a fantastic way to further your mathematical knowledge in a specialised area, whilst also gaining research skills. Many of our MSc students go on to further study (at the PhD or DPhil level) or continue into industry.  

MSc in Mathematical Sciences (OMMS)

The Oxford Masters in Mathematical Sciences (OMMS) provides a broad and flexible training in mathematical sciences, essential for research and innovation in the 21st century. The Masters spans interdisciplinary applications of mathematics as well as recognising fundamental questions and themes.

MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

This course provides training in the application of mathematics to a wide range of problems in science and technology. Emphasis is placed on the formulation of problems, on the analytical and numerical techniques for a solution and the computation of useful results. The course consists of both taught courses and a dissertation.

MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance

The MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance builds on a strong mathematical background and provides graduates with the skills necessary to apply their expertise in the financial industry.

MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

The course focuses on the interface between pure mathematics and theoretical computer science. It is suitable for those who wish to pursue research in pure mathematics, mathematical logic, or theoretical computer science. It is also suitable for students wishing to enter industry with an understanding of mathematical and logical design and concurrency.

MSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

This course provides a high-level, internationally competitive training in mathematical and theoretical physics, right up to the level of modern research. It covers the following main areas: quantum field theory, particle physics and string theory; theoretical condensed matter physics; theoretical astrophysics, plasma physics and physics of continuous media; mathematical foundations of theoretical physics.

Jane Street Graduate Scholarships

The Mathematical Institute, Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford are consistently ranked amongst the very best mathematical sciences and computer science departments in the world, for both teaching and research. We are committed to attracting the world’s most talented students and working with them, to help them maximise their potential, regardless of race, gender, religion or background.

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