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MSc(Research) - Mathematics as a main subject

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.

Mathematics is a subject of vital importance that underpins many activities of our modern world. Employers recognise University of Waikato Mathematics graduates for their analytical and problem solving skills as well as their high level of numeracy, which are critical skills for a broad range of jobs.


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Key information

Years: 1 - 1.5
Points: 120 - 180
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,276 - $9,292 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $40,860 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • IT or Computing Analyst
  • Mathematical Modeller
  • Meteorologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Secondary School Teacher

Degree Planner

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
COMPX502Cryptography15.0No occurrences
An introduction to cryptographic methods.
COMPX544Advanced Applied Computational Methods15.024B (Hamilton)
This paper explores numerical methods with applications to real world problems. A variety of classes of problems will be introduced, and appropriate numerical methods for each will be explored. Each problem will be solved by writing code from scratch. Aspects of parallel methods will also be introduced.
COMPX546Graph Theory15.024B (Hamilton)
An introduction to graph theory and combinatorics, including network optimisation algorithms.
MATHS503Advanced Applied Mathematics15.024B (Hamilton)
This paper develops in depth the most widely used methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, especially those arising in physical applications.
MATHS513Advanced Group Theory15.024A (Hamilton)
An in-depth study of the theory of finite groups.
MATHS517Stochastic Differential Equations with Applications to Finance15.0No occurrences
A study of stochastic differential equations and their applications in the physical sciences and finance.
MATHS520Dissertation45.024X (Hamilton)
A directed investigation and report on an approved project or study topic.
MATHS553Fluid Dynamics15.024A (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid dynamics with applications.
MATHS581Special Topic in Mathematics 115.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in mathematics, at an advanced level.
MATHS582Special Topic in Mathematics 215.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in mathematics, at an advanced level.
MATHS591Dissertation30.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MATHS592Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MATHS593Mathematics Thesis90.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MATHS594Mathematics Thesis120.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

A Zulauf Trust Scholarship  Accepting applications

This Scholarship is open to domestic and international students who are currently enrolled full-time at the University of Waikato in postgraduate study with a research component in mathematics or statistics. Applicants must have achieved at least a B+ average for their most recent undergraduate degree, and be able to show dedication to mathematics and to furthering the study of mathematics.
Closing Date: 15 March 2024

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Contacts

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]
Website: cms.waikato.ac.nz
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