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Mathematics - Postgraduate options

Subject description


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Mathematics interacts with other disciplines and makes essential contributions to science, medicine and commerce as well as to many important contemporary areas of technology such as communications, linguistics and genetics. Wherever problems need to be solved, mathematics has a role to play.

Postgraduate study in Mathematics opens up a world of possibilities. It can enable you to indulge your academic enthusiasm or satisfy your intellectual curiosity, at the same time providing you with advanced knowledge and problem-solving skills applicable in any number of fields. The University of Auckland has the largest university mathematics department in New Zealand and is among the best in Australasia. A full range of courses are taught at postgraduate levels, with particular research strengths across the spectrum of mathematics, from algebra, combinatorics, complex analysis and differential equations to mathematical modelling, functional analysis and operator theory, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, and topology. Many of the staff are leading figures in their area, with strong international reputations for their research. Honours graduates from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland are sought after by some of the top universities in North America and Europe.

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Structure and prerequisites


Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) - Mathematics

The prerequisite is a major in Mathematics including (either MATHS 320 or MATHS 328) and MATHS 332 and at least 90 points at Stage III.

Note: Mathematics Education students may substitute MATHS 302 for one of these prerequisite courses

Requirements:

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Mathematics

The prerequisite is a major in Mathematics, including (either MATHS 320 or 328) and MATHS 332, or an equivalent.

Note: Mathematics Education students may substitute MATHS 302 for one of these courses

Requirements:

  • At least 75 points in 700 level Mathematics courses
  • Up to 45 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses in Mathematics or related subjects, with the approval of the Head of Department

 

Master of Science (MSc) - Mathematics

The prerequisite is a BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci in Mathematics.

Requirements: Research Masters

  • 120 points: MATHS 796 Thesis in Mathematics, 

or

  • 90 points: MATHS 798 Research Portfolio in Mathematics
  • 30 points from MATHS 701–789, 792–797 or approved 700 level courses in related subjects with the approval of the Head of Department
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Career opportunities


Postgraduate study in Mathematics opens up a world of possibilities. It can enable you to indulge your academic enthusiasm or satisfy your intellectual curiosity, at the same time providing you with advanced knowledge and problem-solving skills applicable in any number of fields. In this information age a postgraduate qualification in the mathematical sciences can place you well for a career in commerce, education, industry or science. Attractive opportunities exist in biotechnology, computing, finance, meteorology, systems analysis, school and university teaching, and many other fields; and Mathematics graduates with honours are particularly sought after.

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Help and advice


For further information, please refer to the Mathematics Postgraduate Handbook or contact:

Hinke Osinga (Postgraduate Diploma and Honours)
Room 217, Level 2, Building 303, 38 Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85056
Email: honsadvice@math.auckland.ac.nz


Igor Klep (Masters and Exchange Students Coordinator)
Room 245, Level 2, Building 303E, 38 Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84986
Email: igor.klep@auckland.ac.nz

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