Mathematics

Pre-Masters Diploma, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to study on one of our postgraduate Mathematics degrees but need a boost in your maths skills first.

Course Description

This Pre-Masters Diploma offers a one year route into studying maths at Masters level if your own background isn't quite as mathematical as it could be.

You will study areas such as probability, calculus, statistics, differential equations and linear algebra, as well as gaining programming skills and experience of specialist mathematical software.

The precise structure of your Diploma course will depend on which of our Masters degrees you are aiming at. The Diploma can act as a lead-in to an MSc in:

(The Diploma route is not available for Mathematical Modelling in Biology, the distance learning degree in Actuarial Science or the Mathematics MRes.)

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Mathematics
Contact

+44 (0)116 252 3896
mathspg@le.ac.uk

Department of Mathematics website

Why Leicester?

The Department of Mathematics at Leicester carries out research, training and postgraduate teaching in finance, risk management, dynamical systems, computational modelling, actuarial science, data analysis, algebra, topology and associated fields.

The Department provides a stimulating academic environment where you can develop your knowledge and skills, and contribute to a wider understanding of the subject area.

We have more than 50 postgraduate research students, over 80 postgraduate taught students and in excess of 100 students studying by distance learning.

Course Structure

Financial Mathematics and Computation

Financial Mathematics and Computation

If you plan to take the MSc in Financial Mathematics and Computation:

Semester 1

Core modules

  • Calculus and Analysis 1
  • Linear Algebra 1
  • Probability
  • Either Calculus and Analysis 3
  • Or Linear Algebra 3 and Introduction to Computing

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Calculus and Analysis 2
  • Linear Algebra 2

Option modules

Choose two option modules from

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Differential Equations and Dynamics
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Applied Econometrics

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Actuarial Sciences

Actuarial Sciences

If you plan to take the MSc in Actuarial Sciences:

Semester 1

Core module

  • Probability

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Calculus and Analysis 1
  • Linear Algebra 1
  • Calculus and Analysis 3
  • Linear Algebra 3
  • Introduction to Computing

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Linear Statistical Models

Option modules

Choose two option modules from

  • Calculus and Analysis 2
  • Linear Algebra 2
  • Differential Equations and Dynamics
  • Applied Econometrics

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Data Analysis for Business Intelligence

Data Analysis for Business Intelligence

If you plan to take the MSc in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence:

Semester 1

Core module

  • Probability

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Program Design
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Principles of Financial Modelling
  • Information Management
  • Linear Algebra

Semester 2

Core module

  • Applied Statistics

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Financial and Business Computing
  • Databases and Web Applications
  • Introductory Statistics

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling

If you plan to take the MSc in Applied Computation and Numerical Modelling:

Semester 1

Core modules

  • Calculus and Analysis 3
  • Introduction to Computing

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Calculus and Analysis 1
  • Linear Algebra 1
  • Linear Algebra 3
  • Probability

Semester 2

Core module

  • Differential Equations and Dynamics

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Calculus and Analysis 2
  • Linear Algebra 2
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Business Applications in Mathematics
  • Complex Analysis

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and computer classes. Assessment is a mixture of coursework assignments, oral presentations and written exams.

Entry Requirements

Good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a mathematical or finance related subject such as Economics, Engineering, Physics, Finance or Computer Science. If your degree did not include plenty of maths, you will need Maths A-level too.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • £9,730

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

    Additional costs

    Please note that you will need to buy a Casio FX83GT calculator (approximately £6). This is not included in your tuition fee.

     

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • £14,740

    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

    Additional costs

    Please note that you will need to buy a Casio FX83GT calculator (approximately £6). This is not included in your tuition fee.

     

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Course
Mathematics
Qualification
Pre-Masters Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability