Information for Prospective Students
What is Applied Mathematics?
Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that deals with mathematical methods that find use in science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry. Thus, applied mathematics is a combination of mathematical science and specialized knowledge. The term "applied mathematics" also describes the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems by formulating and studying mathematical models. In the past, practical applications have motivated the development of mathematical theories, which then became the subject of study in pure mathematics where abstract concepts are studied for their own sake. The activity of applied mathematics is thus intimately connected with research in pure mathematics. Mathematics plays a major role in the bottom line of industrial organizations, and helps companies perform better in today’s datadriven marketplace.
The application of mathematics can occur in any field. Examples are:
 Einstein invented the general theory of relativity by applying methods from differential geometry to the structure of space and time;
 Black, Scholes and Merton wrote down a fundamental formula for the price of an option, by applying the theory of random walks to the stock market; and
 Shannon characterized an information source in mathematical terms, and in so doing laid the quantitative basis for modern information technology.
Entry Requirements
PROGRAMME 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
CAREER PROSPECTS 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Mathematics 
‘A’ level Mathematics and any other ‘A’ level Science subject including Geography 
 Teacher at High School 

Masters Degree in Mathematical Modelling 
BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Mathematics or BSc (Hons) Degree in Mathematics with at least a lower second class division 
 Lecturer at University 
The recruiting panel shall be responsible for assessing candidates with equivalent qualifi cations for eligibility to enrol for this 
Master of Philosophy Degree 
BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Mathematics or BSc (Hons) Degree in Mathematics 
Lecturer at University 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 
Master of Philosophy Degree in Mathematics, Masters Degree in Mathematical Modelling, Masters Degree in Mathematics 
Lecturer at University 

We offer the following programmes in our department:
Undergraduate Programmes
 BSc. (Honours) in Applied Mathematics (4 Years)
Postgraduate Programmes
 Master of Science in Applied Mathematical Modelling (18 months Full Time / 2 Years Part Time)
 MPhil in Applied Mathematics (3 Years)
 PhD/DPhil in Applied Mathematics