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Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics: Upgrade to Success

A Graduate Diploma in Science (DipSci) in Mathematics is offered by the Division of Mathematics. It is targeted at students who have a grounding in pre-Honours mathematics (but not necessarily obtained as part of a Mathematics degree course), and who wishes to study a selection of modern and challenging topics in Applied Mathematics at University Honours level. The resulting qualification would be a marketable addition to the CV of a student who wishes to upgrade his or her skills in mathematics.

The material that is currently in the Mathematics programme covers a wide range of topics including mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, magneto hydrodynamics and numerical analysis and scientific computing as well as core subjects such as analysis and mathematical methods. A candidate for the Diploma must have obtained a University Degree or equivalent qualification and have a suitable background in mathematics, normally equivalent to one or two year's study at university. The Diploma is normally taken by a full-time student in one academic year. The program of study consists of eight taught Level 3 or Level 4 modules available in the Division of Mathematics. Candidates may take any modules from the pool available, subject to timetable constraints. A total SCOTCAT credit count of 120 credits must be achieved, and since most of the relevant modules are 15 credits each, the normal program of study would consist of eight modules, four taken in each semester. Assessment is by a combination of course work and formal written examination, as specified in the module guides. The Diploma can be awarded with Distinction or with Merit for a sufficiently creditable performance. Note that this programme does not provide a direct entry route to postgraduate study at Dundee, but candidates obtaining Distinctions will be in a strong position to seek postgraduate study in universities in the UK and abroad, if desired.

Further information regarding entry requirements and application details can be found on the University's Admissions page