MSc in Mathematics
To impart a knowledge of Mathematics which would enable graduates to perform more effectively in the workplace and also enhance their research capability.
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. David Tweedle
To be admitted to the programme, a candidate should (normally) possess a BSc degree majoring in Mathematics or equivalent (minimum GPA 2.5) with at least Lower Second Class Honours. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered but will be required to pass qualifying courses, as prescribed by the department. All candidates must have passed the following courses (or its equivalent):
MATH 2273 Linear Algebra I
MATH 2270 Multivariate Analysis
MATH 2277 Introduction to Real Analysis I
MATH 2271 Ordinary Differential Equations I
Duration of study
The course of study will extend over one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Part-time students will normally be required to complete the degree within two years of registration; and must complete it within three years. At present only a part-time programme is available.
Students will be required to pass both the coursework and the written examination. The pass mark is 50%. The grading scheme for graduate degrees is as follows: A 70 - 100%; B+ 60-69%; B 50-59%. In the case of the Research Project, evaluation will be based on the project report.
Award of Degree
To qualify for the award of the degree, candidates must pass all three Core courses, five/six Elective courses and the Research Project. The degree shall be awarded in two categories - Distinction and Pass. For the award of the degree with distinction, the candidate must have obtained an average mark of 70% or more, across all Core courses and Elective courses as well as 70% or more in the Research Project.
A candidate failing a course shall be ineligible for the award of distinction.
Course of Study
The MSc programme consists of 3 core courses and 5/6 electives
A Research Project must be chosen in collaboration with at least one Lecturer in Mathematics. An 8-credit project is equivalent to two courses. A 4-credit project is equivalent to one course.
CORE COURSES: (4 CREDITS EACH)
ELECTIVE COURSES: (4 CREDITS EACH)
MATH 6001 Research Project (4-credit)