The MSc in Applicable Mathematics is an innovative programme, drawing together traditional and modern mathematical techniques in a variety of social science 'contexts'.
Students are offered a range of mathematics options, and also the opportunity to take a social science module, such as Economics, Finance, Government, Operational Research, or Statistics, where they can see in practice the mathematics they are learning, and achieve greater understanding of social sciences. The skills and knowledge gained are then brought together to prepare an in-depth mathematical project.
The MSc will open up a wide range of potential careers to its graduates: in finance, business, government, and industry. It will also provide a solid base for further studies at research level.
The programme is intended to have broad appeal: to pure and applied mathematicians who wish to make themselves more 'marketable' by adding some social science aspects to their knowledge and skills base, and to social scientists with strong quantitative backgrounds who wish to add to and improve their understanding of the mathematics behind much of social science.
This programme offers the following additional benefits:
Study in a world-class university, internationally renowned for its research and teaching programmes.
Increased knowledge of mathematics, in the following areas: discrete mathematics, algorithms, game theory, probability (dependent on option choices).
Emphasis on algorithms and computational techniques.
Opportunity to improve personal skills, including logical reasoning, quantitative analysis, independent learning and the presentation of technical results.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a world-class social science institution attracting some of the best researchers and teachers in their respective fields, and providing a challenging environment for highly capable students. The intellectual environment of LSE provides a genuinely stimulating work atmosphere where cutting-edge research can take place. The School is global in its outlook and cosmopolitan in character. Located in the heart of London, only minutes away from the business, cultural, financial and legal centres of Europe, the LSE offers a dynamic and exciting environment in which to study and live.
The Mathematics Department at LSE
LSE's Mathematics Department plays a key role at LSE, providing expertise in the mathematics that underpins quantitative social sciences such as Finance, Accounting, Operations Research and Economics, and is a leading research unit in the mathematics of social science. Our research priorities lie in areas such as Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Continuous Optimisation, Probability Theory and Computational Mathematics, and are focused in CDAM: Computational, Discrete and Applicable Mathematics@LSE. We are committed to interdisciplinary work. The Department's relatively small size enables us to pay greater attention to individual students' needs.
The basic details
Application code: G1U2
Duration: Full-Time 12 months
Student intake/applications in 2011: 28/267
Fee level: UK/EU £11,112; overseas £17,184
Who this course is for and how to apply
The programme is intended to have broad appeal: to pure and applied mathematicians who wish to make themselves more 'marketable' by adding some social science aspects to their knowledge and skills base, and to social scientists with very strong quantitative backgrounds who wish to add to and improve their understanding of the mathematics behind much of social science. Applicants should normally possess at least an upper second-class honours degree in a mathematically-based subject from a UK university or an equivalent standard elsewhere (click here for more information). Candidates with degrees in scientific or engineering subjects will be considered, provided that they have a reasonable background in mathematical methods and some understanding of the logical structure of a mathematical 'proof'.
Prior knowledge of computational mathematics and social science applications is not required. Further information on the LSE's minimum entry requirements for Master's degrees can be viewed by clicking here. If English is not your first language, please also check this link for further admissions information: the MSc Applicable Mathematics requires applicants to achieve the 'higher' English language requirement. Please note that applicants are not required to submit GRE/GMAT scores when applying for this degree programme.
It is possible to apply for this degree online. Please click here for more details and the online application form. Alternatively, you can find out about applying by post by clicking here, or by telephoning +44 (0)20 7955 7160 and following the instructions.
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