MSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester
The official homepage of the programme may be found
Below are some additional information about the MSc.
- Contents. The programme consist of a taught component and a dissertation component.
In the taught component you will be attending 5 modules and you will write a project.
The project is compulsory, whereas the 5 modules are free to choose from a wide range of topics.
A tentative list of modules for 2018/19 is:
If you want to see some examples of special modules and what they offer this year, please visit
this page and click on a module.
- Noncommutative Algebra
- Represenattions and Characters of Groups
- Lie Algebras
- Galois Theory
- Analytic Number Theory
- Algebraic Number Theory
- Differentiable Manifolds
- Fourier Analysis and Lebesgue Integration
- Analysis, Random Walks and Groups
- Set Theory
- Model Theory
- Gödel´s Theorems
The dissertation component normally builds on the project from the taught component.
Information about the project (including topics)
may be found here.
Information about the dissertation may be found
We expect students to have a solid grounding in pure mathematics like undergraduate Algebra and Analysis.
If you are mainly interested in the logic component you should ideally have seen propositional
logic. If you are uncertain on whether you have the minimal requirement for this MSc, please have a look at our
self assessment test.
We offer several bursaries for our best students. Applicants to the programme will be automatically
considered for those. For more details see here
Many of our students go on a PhD inside or outside of the UK. We are also recruiting a part of our own PhD students
from the MSc. For opportunities in the industry we are holding regular career fairs.
For more information please visit our Careers Service.
The fees for next year's entry may be found
here. For financing options (like professional and career development loans), please consult the
A large part of the social life
of the department is built around weekly seminars.
This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other MSc students, PhD students and staff.
Applying to the programme is quite easy, please see
How to Apply.
For informal enquiries, please send an email to our admissions team
If you are considering to take the part time option, here are some information helping you to make the right decision.
- As a part time student you will do the same programme as a full time student, but the programme is spread across
two years instead of one. It is normally expected that you attend at least one module each semester;
however exceptions are possible and we will try to accommodate your personal timetable to your needs as much as possible.
Here are some combined timetables for all modules offered in the MSc from the last two years.
This will be similar in 2016-17, and should give you an idea of what you can expect:
Semester 1, 2012-13,
Semester 2, 2012-13,
Semester 1, 2013-14,
Semester 2, 2013-14,
Semester 1&2, 2014-15.
- For most of the practical information (find a home, financial questions, personal life, etc.)
the Crucial Guide is a good starting point.
For other practical information, please send an email to our admissions team
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
- To apply for the part time programme please visit
How to Apply
Program director: Marcus Tressl
( homepage ).
Program advisor: Gareth O. Jones
( homepage ).
Post Graduate support: Anna Bigland
Official websites of the MSc:
General website for PG studies in the school.
Please have a look at the handbook
for all MSc programmes of the school (this is the main reference for most queries).
Course units. In the taught component of the programme you have to take 6 units (15 credits each).
The only compulsory unit is the project (to be taken in semester 1 or 2), which often leads on to the MSc dissertation
(starting after the exams in May).
The units that are offered can be found
Timetables of the units can be found
Personalised Timetables are available in your
Project and Dissertation related information
The official document for the project and a list of offered projects can be found
For both the MSc dissertation and the project, some informal advise can be found
The official MSc dissertation guidelines can be found
LaTeX templates for writing the project and the dissertation can be found
Forms and regulations can be found here.
Information on Mitigating Circumstances can be found
In order to find out about the research that is done related to our MSc visit the
You are warmly invited to go to the school's
weekly seminars (no registration is required).
There is also a special weekly seminar for
pure and logic postgrads.
Note that a large part of the social life
of the department is built around the seminars. So this is also an excellent opportunity to meet other MSc students,
PhD students and staff.
staff list can be found
Practical information can be found in the
Your online account with us can be found
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