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Graduate Study in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers a range of programmes at graduate levels, leading to various post-graduate degrees.

One of the core programmes offered by the Department is the Graduate Programme by Research. Students enrolled in the Graduate Programme will pursue a rigorous course of study and research leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree. Admission is on a competitive basis and preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Majority of the Department's current full-time graduate students in the Graduate Programme are given financial support in the form of NUS Research Scholarship.

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Another programme offered by the Department is the Master of Science in Mathematics by Coursework. This programme provides advanced training in mathematics with an emphasis on course work. It offers opportunities to mathematics teachers and other professionals who have an Honours degree in mathematics or equivalent to upgrade their professional skills and qualifications.

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance is also a coursework programme designed for students with a strong background in the mathematical sciences who wish to enhance their professional skills and qualifications in quantitative finance at postgraduate level.

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The Master of Science in Data Science and Machine Learning programme is a coursework programme offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, with the Department of Computer Science in the School of Computing. This one-year full-time programme will help to meet the growing demands for big-data professionals by transforming graduates with Bachelor degrees in quantitative science (e.g. mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and physics) into practitioners.

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