MSc in Mathematical Biology: Where can it take you?
Mathematical biology is a rapidly growing research area. There are many opporunties to undertake PhD and postdoctoral research within the university sector in the UK, and internationally. Beyond academia, research mathematical biologists are employed by a number of government agencies including, in the UK, the Health Protection Agency, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Rothamstead Research and the NHS. In the commerical sector, mathematical biologists may be employed by companies involved in the analysis of population dynamic systems, for instance healthcare economics or fisheries management.
The specific skills fostered throughout the MSc can lead toward the specialised positions in mathematical biology outlined above. Furthermore, the study of advanced analytic methods, experience of the application of mathematics to real world problems, and the development of practical transferable skills may enhance an undergraduate degree to offer a little extra in the general graduate job market.
MSc in Mathematical Biology: how
Prospective students will typically either have a good degree (at least 2.1, or equivalent from a overseas institution) in mathematics or a subject with a significant mathematical content. In some cases, depending on mathematical background, students may be asked to undertake pre-sessional self study units to cover core concepts, models and analysis techniques in mathematical biology. Admissions procedures will follow university policy on Equal Opportunities.
Applications need to be made through the online application form(https://secure.bath.ac.uk/prospectus/cgi-bin/applications.pl), where you can select the MSc in Mathematical Biology
from the drop down menu next to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Please direct email enquiries to email@example.com.
If you have informal enquiries about the course content, structure or suitability, please feel free to contact the Programme Director, Dr Jane White.