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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)
Fees (Domestic): $7,325-$8,085 per year
Fees (International): $34,930 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*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 Occurrence / Location
COMPX502Cryptography20A (Hamilton)
An introduction to cryptographic methods.
MATHS501Metric Spaces20A (Hamilton)
Axioms of a metric space, open and closed sets, limit points etc. Completeness, continuity, connectedness and compactness in metric spaces. Fixed-point theorems. Generalisation to topological spaces.
MATHS505Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
A study at an advanced level of one or more topics in pure mathematics.
MATHS513Finite Groups20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
An in-depth study of the theory of finite groups.
MATHS516Topics in Discrete Mathematics20B (Hamilton)
An introduction to graph theory and combinatorics, including network optimisation algorithms.
MATHS517Stochastic Differential Equations with Applications to Finance20B (Hamilton)
A study of stochastic differential equations and their applications in the physical sciences and finance.
MATHS520Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A directed investigation and report on an approved project or study topic.
MATHS543Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos20A (Hamilton)
Systems of first order differential equations and their phase plane analysis, limit cycles and bifurcations.
MATHS553Fluid Dynamics20B (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid dynamics with applications.
MATHS555Advanced Classical Mechanics20A (Hamilton)
The theory of classical mechanics from a variational point of view.
MATHS581Special Topic in Mathematics 120A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in mathematics, at an advanced level.
MATHS582Special Topic in Mathematics 220A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in mathematics, at an advanced level.
MATHS591Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MATHS592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MATHS593Mathematics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MATHS594Mathematics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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CMS International Exchange Scholarship  Open

For students who have completed at least one year of study in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the year of tenure and have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme. By clicking on 'Apply Now' below, students will be taken to a list of possible exchange universities, and can then choose to apply once they have read further.
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2020

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Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: contact-hecs@waikato.ac.nz
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