MA Degree Programme
Level 4 Mathematical Biology I
Using Mathematical Techniques to model: Single Species Population Dynamics, Interacting Species and Molecular Dynamics.
Mathematics of Fluids and Plasmas I
Fluid Dynamics including: Conservation Laws, Common Fluid Approximations, Vorticity, Waves, Viscous Flow, Turbulence and Chaos.
Ordinary Differential Equations and their Approximation
Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems for ODEs including Linear Multi-Step and Runge- Kutta Methods, Boundary Value Problems for ODEs including Maximum Principles.
Personal Transferable Skills and Project Work
This module runs over both semesters. Semester 1 covers: Basics of MATLAB, Compiling Technical Reports, Presentation Skills, Lecturing Techniques, Case Studies. Semester 2 comprises a substantial individual project from a wide choice of topics.
Mathematical Biology II
Partial Differential Equation models in biology including the Diffusion and Reaction Diffusion Equations, Fisher’s Equation, Turing pre-pattern theory, Mechanochemical Pattern Formation, Epidemiological Models.
Mathematics of Fluids and Plasmas II
Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics and the Sun including: Maxwell’s Equations, Electrostatics and Electrodynamics, Properties of Plasmas, Equations of Magnetohydrodynamics and their Solutions, Waves.
Partial Differential Equations and their Approximations
Theory of First and Second Order PDEs, Boundary Value Problems including Finite-Difference Methods and Curved Boundaries, Initial Value Problems including Parabolic and Hyperbolic Equations, Numerical Methods and Error considerations.
Many of our graduates enter the financial sector (banking, commerce and insurance) and graduates can also choose from a wide range of careers in industry, research, public service, consultancy and education.
In the social sciences, subjects such as Psychology and Economics are areas in which analytical and statistical skills are required, and knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics is very important.
Morag Mitchell (Actuary), graduated with Honours in Mathematics with Financial Economics: “A mathematics degree is very attractive to employers in any career choice for graduates due to the fact that essential problem solving and analytical skills gained with this degree are invaluable.
This gives me, and any mathematics graduate, a very strong advantage in the search for the right job when leaving the University of Dundee.”
Fiona Waddell (Finance), graduated with Honours in Mathematics: “studying maths at Dundee is enjoyable and rewarding. The staff are friendly and make the effort to get to know each student individually.
The maths building became my second home, especially around exam time when lecturers made themselves available to answer endless questions, not giving up until they were sure you fully understood any problems you had.”
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