MSc in Mathematical Sciences

The MSc in Mathematical Sciences programme combines advanced coursework in mathematics with an experience conducting original research in mathematics, culminating in a research thesis.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • BSc in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, or a very closely related discipline (for those with degrees in other fields, see below). If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours, or the equivalent, is required.
  • For the PhD programme, applicants may optionally have a MSc degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, but this is not mandatory. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours in the MSc degree, or the equivalent, is required.
  • International applicants must have GRE General Test scores or GATE scores. A GRE subject score in mathematics is welcome but not required.
  • International applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores or IETLS scores.

There are two application periods each year: October to January (for admission in August), and June to July (for admission in January). Most students are admitted during the first period.

For more information about admission procedures (including the list of required supporting documents and application fees), please visit NTU Graduate Admissions page.

Graduation Requirements

The MSc in Mathematical Sciences programme has a minimum candidature period of 1 year, and a maximum of 3 years. Students must complete 12 AU of coursework consisting of:

  • At least two MAS71X modules
  • At least one MAS79X (Graduate Seminar) module

Courses taken to fulfill these requirements must be taken on a letter grade basis, and MSc students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Other graduation requirements are:

  • Seminar attendance of at least 5 seminars per semester
  • Completion of SPMS Research Integrity Course
  • Completion of the online NTU Epigeum Research Integrity Course
  • Completion of Scholarly Communication and Impact workshop

Students also must write a research thesis. The thesis procedure and requirements are the same as that for PhD students, but MSc theses are usually of more limited scope than PhD theses, and are evaluated by two rather than three examiners.