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Master of Philosophy (Mathematical Sciences)

Master by research

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Philosophy (Mathematical Sciences)
  • Duration


    2 years full-time


  • Location


    Curtin Perth
Course outline



This research course provides an opportunity to undertake a significant study in an area of mathematical Sciences. Areas of research usually reflect research interests of staff in one of the areas of applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis, operations research and statistics. Thesis topics are selected from problems of continuing or emerging significance in mathematics and relate strongly to relevant problems arising from local industry and government.

Why research at Curtin

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in Mathematical Sciences and to reflect critically on that knowledge and its application towards the forefront of the Mathematical Sciences.
  • think critically by investigating, analysing, and synthesising complex information, problems, concepts, and theories, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate new knowledge.
  • present a coherent and sustained argument and to disseminate research concepts, plans and results to the general community, peers, and national and international research community.
  • present an investigation of originality or original research for examination against international standards.
  • understand the global and cultural issues related to their research and how these issues impact Mathematical Sciences.
  • design, implement, analyse, theorise, and communicate research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

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Fees and charges

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  • Curtin course code: MR-MATHSC
  • CRICOS code: 114121K
  • Last updated on: 13 July 2024

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