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Master of Philosophy


The Master of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences is a higher degree by research, and may be taken as a full-time course (one to two years) or as a part-time course (two to four years). Candidates present their results as a thesis. Some preliminary coursework may be required depending on the student's background, possibly taken as a reading course or a seminar course; no examination will be required.

Research project topics will be decided in consultation between the student and their supervisor. Students are welcome to browse our list of potential projects to get an idea of possible research topics.

We have exceptionally strong research programs in both theoretical mathematics and contemporary applications. In addition, we uniquely combine the teaching and research components of ANU, providing the opportunity to acquire teaching experience as a PhD student whilst enjoying the University's world renowned research environment.

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Program details

Information about admission requirements, fees and program structure can be found on the Programs and courses website.

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