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Links with industry

Benefit from our excellent industry links providing opportunities for 'real life' dissertations and valuable work experience in the UK and abroad.

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Research expertise

Students are taught and supervised by our research active staff, who will offer guidance and advice on an individual basis.

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Enhanced employability

We offer 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.

The course was challenging, engaging and provided a mix of theoretical understanding and practical tools to begin my career in operational research. I spent the summer completing my dissertation at the University of Twente (Netherlands) working on a scheduling problem with a hospital partner. This was a very rewarding experience and gave me an excellent opportunity to use my new skills, tackling a real world problem. After such a positive experience with Cardiff University, I am now studying for my PhD, working in partnership with a local health board to use patient level data to inform decision making.
Sam Luen-English, MSc Operational Research and Applied Statistics, graduate

Courses

Data Analytics for Government (MSc)

Full time

Develop your theoretical understanding, practical experience of data science and analytics with a specific focus on the application of data analytics within government and public service.

Data Science and Analytics (MSc)

Full time, Part time

Acquire a range of in-demand skills for extracting and handling ‘big data’ and develop your practical skills through exposure to real-world problems and datasets.

Mathematics (MSc)

Full time

Our MSc Mathematics delves into the fascinating, challenging and elegant world of mathematics; taking your skillset and knowledge base from a BSc in Mathematics (or similar) towards a point where you can embark on original research in pure and applied mathematics.

Operational Research and Applied Statistics (MSc)

Full time, Part time

This programme is designed to equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions and become confident statistical analysts.

Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Financial Risk (MSc)

Full time, Part time

A unique MSc degree aimed at those who wish to study in greater depth risk models, particularly for applications to financial markets, but also to other sectors.

Applied Mathematics (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Research in this area spans: Wave propagation in inhomogeneous media; Homogenisation; Fluid mechanics; Structural and solid mechanics; Numerical analysis and scientific computing; Applied mathematical modelling; Memory effects; Inverse problems; Integral transforms.

Mathematics (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Mathematics offers an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for postgraduate studies in mathematics.

Operational Research (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Research in this area spans: Modelling of traffic flow; Healthcare modelling; Modelling of the spread of infectious diseases; Queueing theory; Scheduling and timetabling problems; Metaheuristics; Discrete optimisation.

Probability and Statistics (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Research in this area spans: Multivariate statistical analysis; Time series analysis; Statistical modelling in market research; Optimal experimental design; Stochastic global optimisation; Change point detection; Probabilistic methods in search and number theory; Fisheries; Medical statistics; Random fields; Mathematical finance.

Pure Mathematics (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Research in this area spans: Ordinary and partial differential equations; Functional analysis; Analytical and computational spectral theory; Quantum mechanics; Number theory and its applications; Mathematical physics; Operator algebras; Algebraic geometry.

Our talks

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes Professor Owen Jones, gives an overview of our MSc's and how our vocational courses in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Informatics offer the opportunity to complete summer dissertation projects with relevant companies.

Overview of MSc Programmes in Mathematics

Director of Postgraduate Taught programmes Professor Owen Jones, gives an overview of our MSc's and how our vocational courses in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Informatics offer the opportunity to complete summer dissertation projects with relevant companies.

Paul Harper, Professor of Operational Research, talks about the fantastic research being carried out in Healthcare Modelling, and highlights how MSc students are given the opportunity to carry out projects of real-world importance, meaning you are highly employable after your MSc year.

Operational Research and Postgraduate Study

Paul Harper, Professor of Operational Research, talks about the fantastic research being carried out in Healthcare Modelling, and highlights how MSc students are given the opportunity to carry out projects of real-world importance, meaning you are highly employable after your MSc year.

Reader of Mathematics Dr Maggie Chen oversees MSc dissertation projects in our School, and talks about students being given the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned during their course by completing their dissertation with relevant companies, leading to greater employability prospects.

MSc Dissertation Projects

Reader of Mathematics Dr Maggie Chen oversees MSc dissertation projects in our School, and talks about students being given the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned during their course by completing their dissertation with relevant companies, leading to greater employability prospects.

A group of academics - including former BSc students who are now studying for their PhD - from the School of Mathematics present a video on the diversity of mathematics in the department, and more specifically how they use applied mathematics to answer biological questions and solve problems.

Diversity in Mathematical Biology

A group of academics - including former BSc students who are now studying for their PhD - from the School of Mathematics present a video on the diversity of mathematics in the department, and more specifically how they use applied mathematics to answer biological questions and solve problems.

Dr Geraint Palmer is a Welsh-medium lecturer in Mathematics at Cardiff University. He is a member of the Operational Research Group and teaches the Computational Method module as part of the MSc - which he himself is an alumni of.

Maths Lecturer and MSc Alumni

Dr Geraint Palmer is a Welsh-medium lecturer in Mathematics at Cardiff University. He is a member of the Operational Research Group and teaches the Computational Method module as part of the MSc - which he himself is an alumni of.

Montunrayo Shodimu, a graduate of MSc Data Science, talks about the wide range of extracurricular activities she took part in as a student. They include study skills development, learning new languages, volunteer work in the community - all of which earned her a Cardiff Award.

MSc Data Science and Analytics Alumni Video: Montunrayo Shodimu

Montunrayo Shodimu, a graduate of MSc Data Science, talks about the wide range of extracurricular activities she took part in as a student. They include study skills development, learning new languages, volunteer work in the community - all of which earned her a Cardiff Award.

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Research impact and working with industry

Benefit from the latest findings, knowledge and thinking on your course from our research-led academics, whose research has proven to demonstrate the impact mathematical sciences has on everyday life.

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New building for School of Maths

Our brand new purpose-built facility shared with the School of Computer Science and Informatics will be finished this Autumn.

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Our research extends across analysis and differential equations, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, operational research and statistics.

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