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Postgraduate taught

Develop your professional skills, deepen your understanding and enhance your career prospects with our selection of postgraduate degrees.

Whether you’re continuing from undergraduate study, returning to education or changing direction completely, a master's degree in mathematics from Cardiff University can help you to stand out.

You’ll develop specialist mathematical knowledge which will set you apart from the rest of your peers and prepare you for entry into the workforce or a related research career.

There’s a wide selection of optional modules to choose from, and plenty of opportunities for you to develop the professional skills that employers are looking for. You may even find yourself working with well-known companies in the UK and further afield to solve current, real-world problems thanks to our strong links with industry. We have well-established relationships with many employers in related fields, who regularly offer projects and recruit our students.

Postgraduate Brochure

Postgraduate Brochure

7 December 2015

Full details of our master's degrees can be found in our subject specific brochure.


Master's degree programmes

We offer four taught MSc degrees with most available on both a full-time basis and a part-time basis:


The project dissertation provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills you have acquired in the taught part of the programme.

It could involve working with a company on an important project, developing an existing area of mathematical theory not covered in taught modules or the development of a piece of mathematical software.

Our industrial partners have their say

“As a large employer in this field at the forefront of the data revolution, we wholeheartedly welcome Cardiff University’s MSc courses, which can provide the vital analytical, statistical and computing skills that we look for when recruiting postgraduates.”

Bill Oates, Chief Data Scientist, Office for National Statistics

“The financial industry is always on the lookout for talented graduates to provide the next generation of technical analyst. The MSc courses provided by Cardiff University support the development of highly sought after analytical problem solving and statistical skills. These provide a great addition to the appeal of a graduates CV to potential employers in the industry.”

Matthew Jones, Head of Retail Decision Modelling, Nationwide Building Society

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