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Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Essex


The Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is one of the original departments of the University of Essex (founded in 1964). In recent years we have expanded into areas outside of the traditional mathematical disciplines, with staff interests that now embrace areas as diverse as systems biology and network security. This widening of our interests has also been reflected in a change of name for the Department, which is now called the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The Department is small, friendly and well-equipped with its own computing laboratories containing workstations and PCs running under various operating systems. Students undertaking a PhD will usually be allocated a computer for their individual use. Other equipment available in the Department includes laser printers, colour printers, scanners and digitisers.

The University of Essex

The University of Essex, based at Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, received its Royal Charter in 1965. It is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and has an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The University has 19 departments spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.

There are currently around 7,553 students at the University, 22% of these within the Graduate School. The University is an international community with students from more than 130 countries. In recent assessments Essex has regularly ranked among the top twelve UK universities for the quality of its research, with many of its departments rated as 'outstanding' by international standards.

Over 200 acres of attractive parkland, much of it landscaped in the eighteenth century, provides the setting for the University's Colchester campus. There is easy access to coast and countryside, including the area of outstanding natural beauty known as 'Constable Country', after the famous landscape artist John Constable, who painted many local scenes, including Wivenhoe Park itself. Visitors are able to take advantage of the facilities available at Wivenhoe House, the original focus for the park, which has now become the University's hotel and conference centre.

The close knit Colchester campus has shops, banks and restaurants, and the University is able to offer accommodation to a high proportion of its students. As part of its excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities - all on the campus - the University boasts four squash courts, fitness gym, climbing wall and an eighteen-hole Frisbee golf course. The Arts are also well catered for at Essex - there is a University Theatre, an Exhibition Gallery, and an extensive programme of musical and dramatic events.

 

Address Information:

Address Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, UK
Tel. No. +44 (0) 1206 874470
Fax No. +44 (0) 1206 873043
E-mail address maths-pgt@essex.ac.uk
Programmes MSc & PGD in Biomathematics
MSc & PGD in Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
MSc & PGD in Mathematics and Finance
MSc & PGD in Operational Research and Computer Science
MSc & PGD in Statistics and Computer Science
MSc & PGD in Statistics and Data Analysis
MSc & PGD in Statistics and Econometrics
MSc & PGD in Statistics and Operational Research
Type of courses Full-time
Length of course One year for MSc; nine months for Postgraduate Diploma
Date of commencement October each year
Class size Varies
Accommodation Overseas students normally offered a single room; UK or EU eligible to apply for a single room.
Fees for 2006-07 Overseas £8700;
Home & EU £3168.
Student grants/
Financial Assistance
Funds for students on taught Masters programmes will only be available in exceptional circumstances.
Admission requirements IELTS 6.0
TOEFL(C) 200
TOEFL(P) 540
Programme Director Dr A Salhi


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