The University of Essex is one of the UK´s leading institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a founding department of the University of Essex. It is a small and friendly department which gives the opportunity for students to build good relationships with staff members.
The increasing focus on quantitative techniques in biology and medicine has led to a demand for interaction between researchers in biology and those with mathematical/computational skills. The MSc aims to attract scientists from such backgrounds and teach them relevant parts of life sciences and the links with mathematics.
The Department has several members of staff whose research interests lie at the interface between Mathematics and Biology.
Graduates from this M.Sc. will have many career paths open to them: pursuing research in the area (including, after the experimental module, experimental), and options in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, the scientific civil service, health industries, information technology and teaching.
Modules on the Biomathematics MSc include Mathematical Biology, Biological Signal Analysis, Bioinformatics, Quantitative Neuroscience, Ordinary Differential Equations, Stochastic Processes, Gene Technology, Linear Models, Experimental Design and Data Mining